AEI FALL CONFERENCE: THE ART OF STORYTELLING
Edwin Gil is an avid social activist and uses his art to bridge cultures and diverse groups living in the U.S. His Con ‘A’ de Arte (A For Art) and Art Si (Art Yes) through the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, connects youth and promotes art as a vehicle to affect positive change in the community.
Edwin has overcome numerous obstacles to become one of America’s premier Latino Artists. In his Faces of Diversity Project, Edwin shares his story of triumph and how it helped shape his idea of social awareness through art. Edwin takes you on his journey across Europe with his Nuestra Bandera, Nuestro Pais, Nuestro Hogar (Our Flag, Our Country, Our Home) project with images and music as he tells the stories of the more than 25,000 people who participated in his global art project. Most recently, Edwin toured North Carolina with his Flag of Hope collecting handprints, stories and memories to make the nation’s first ever flag made with the handprints of North Carolinians. With these types of adventures behind him, Edwin is sure to motivate and spread his message of hope to all that encounter this feel good presentation.
Register to attend the Iowa Arts Forum!
The forum will be held from 1-5 PM, August 15, 2019 at
Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines.
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRE-SERVICE - 5TH YEAR ART TEACHERS
AEI FALL CONFERENCE: THE ART OF STORYTELLING
aBOUT OUR KEYNOTE: MONICA LEO
Since 1974, she has been the sole puppet creator and lead puppeteer of Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, headquartered in West Liberty, Iowa, and touring nationally and internationally. From 1975 through 2006, she worked with artistic partner Teri Jean Breitbach. The two performed exclusively as a duo until the 1990's, when they began to incorporate musicians and other puppeteers.
In addition to creating all of the puppets and scenery for Eulenspiegel productions, Monica Leo also makes dolls, creates block prints, and writes about puppetry in the Midwest for The Puppetry Journal, a national magazine published by Puppeteers of America.
DATES: July 8, 2019 - August 13, 2019
TIME: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course # 168633
COURSE OVERVIEW: In this exciting workshop participants will be using soy wax and cloth will gain an understanding of the difference between pigment and dyes and their respective applications. Activities will begin with learning about dyeing stenciling, printing and layering. Students will be encouraged to explore "right Brain" intuitive ways of thinking that will provide a new perspective for problem solving. They will have an attractive portfolio of exercises to continue practicing their artistic and perceptual techniques.
Guest Artist: Joan Webster-Vore
DATES: July 10, 2019 - July 11, 2019
TIME: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
COURSE # 180326
SECTION # 271159
COURSE OVERVIEW: This mixed media class explores the use of soft materials to create sculptural works using weaving, wrapping, wiring and sewing techniques over wire and screen armatures. Students will create a 3D figurative sculpture, a wall piece and small examples for the classroom. These simple forms are easily adapted for early grades through high school.
There will be a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class. The instructor will supply armature wire, metal and plastic hardware cloth, some paints, markers, glue, thin wire and miscellaneous weaving materials: cloth, yarn, threads, small found objects and natural materials. Participants need to bring: scissors, various sewing needles, small wire cutters, needle nose pliers, tacky glue, hot glue gun, acrylic paints & brushes, thin wire, cloth, yarn, thread, beads, buttons, and found objects etc. of your choice.
SCRAP IT! MULTIMEDIA STUDIO ART
DATES: July 22, 2019 - August 9, 2019
TIME: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Course # 180233
Section # 271104
COURSE OVERVIEW:This course will be an introduction and hands-on experience with a variety of media techniques focusing of the integration of media into a series of works to inspire the end goal of creating a unit for instruction.
Participants will use the materials available to create artworks in various media as student examples.
THE MAGIC OF TEACHING CREATIVELY
DATES: July 22 - July 23, 2019
TIME: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Course # 180368
Section # 271289
COURSE OVERVIEW: Have you ever wondered why many children are so much more creative than adults? What happens to us when we become grown-ups? How can you become a more creative teacher? In this class, you will participate in activities to increase your own creativity, explore how adding creative activities in the classroom are brain-friendly for your students and leave with a bag full of ideas.
REVERSE PAINTING ART: HISTORICAL CHURCHES
DATES: July 24, 2019 - July 25, 2019
TIME: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Course # 180406
Section # 271343
COURSE OVERVIEW: In this course, we will look at historical churches and architecture. Using reverse painting, we will paint the architectural features integrating art and art history in a motivational process. We will also create alter art after looking at diptych and triptych alter pieces and finish by replicating our own religious icons. This is an art making class.
There will be a $5 printing charge payable to the instructor the first day of class. Please see the list of materials to bring to class.
NOTE: All participants, including those registering as "Participant Only," should plan to complete all of the work required (attendance, participation and assignments) to receive the full benefit of the training.
STANDARDS BASED GRADING IN THE ART CLASSROOM
DATES: July 30 - 31, 2019
TIME: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Course # 180321
Section # 271106
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course will be an introduction and hands-on experience with standards based grading, using rubrics and grading techniques focusing of the integration of visual art standards. Participants will use the information available for further learning investigation of the visual art standards and to create rubrics for use in the classroom.
PUPPETRY IN THE CLASSROOM 1 & 2
DATES: August 5 - August 9, 2019
TIME: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PMCourse # 180130
Section # 270780
COURSE OVERVIEW: Participants will work as a group to write a play, create puppets and props, rehearse, and perform for an audience. They will learn cost effective techniques, applicable to a wide age range, that they can teach directly to their students. This course is geared to educators who have not taken a puppetry course, as well as those return participants ready to learn additional puppet construction and manipulation skills and will develop a script using their learning from the last class. The course will culminate in a performance on 8/9/19.
This is a 3-credit course.
ARTIST RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY: IOWA CITY
The RFP does not specify subject matter or art medium. They're interested in seeing how artists/organizations are interested in working with students on innovative projects that use art to build students’ understanding, create connections, and develop 21st century skills.
IOWA TEACHING ARTISTS RESOURCE
"This is a great opportunity to learn from each other - as well as strengthen our professional community. Please join and/or share with those that might be interested!" - Christina Farrell
IOWA'S 1ST FINE ARTS EDUCATION SUMMIT A SUCCESS!
TESTIMONIES FROM SUMMIT ATTENDEES
- In the moment, during the keynote session, when Olivia flipped the standards grid to a flat plane and viewed them as a dance floor... blew my mind! I suspected it was an enormous and elaborate task to create and organize the National Standards, so, I too will need to remember that when I am revising curricular work. In coming to the Summit, looking for many answers, I realized that even though my task seems enormous in isolation and from a single vanishing point, by simply changing the angle of my perspective, I can see it’s just another creative “dance”.
- For me, today's Ah-ha moment was during keynote speaker, Olivia Gude's presentation when she said "It is useful to remember that as educators we create citizens of a democratic society, not so much by filling them with ideas or facts about democracy, as by creating the conditions, the pleasures, anxieties, and responsibilities of democratic life" I needed that reminder that a part of the creative process is the unknown and working through that creative problem solving is at times more important to student development than their understanding of a skill or task.
AEI SUMMER RETREAT: REGENERATING & PRODUCTIVE
Art Educators of Iowa