Professional Development

Listings shown here and links to organizations and individuals are provided to art teachers as a service. AEI claims no endorsement or support for courses offered or credit given. External links may change without notice. We attempt to list events chronologically and delete listings as the dates pass.

Online Courses for Art Teachers
Jessica Balsley, an AEI Member, is teaching Graduate Courses Online through her website The Art of Education. This is the first of it’s kind in Iowa and perfect for some of those teachers who may not live close to an AEA where they can easily take a class that is relevant to art education.
http://theartofeducation.wordpress.com/classes/

More Professional Development Opportunities

Champion Creatively Alive Children. A grant opportunity from Crayola.
http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing.aspx

The most convenient sources for re-certification credits are Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEA): http://www.iowaaea.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/AEA%20Directory

Iowa Learns: a central, Web-based catalog of Iowa distance learning resources:
http://www.iowalearns.org/default.cfm

Professional Organizations, Resourses, and Associations
Many of these organizations offer summer and weekend workshops. All will inspire you to do your own art work. Check them out!

Amana Arts Guild: http://www.amanaartsguild.com/workshops.html

Central Iowa Art Association: http://www.centraliowaartassociation.com/

Colored Pencil Society of America: http://www.cpsa.org

Fiber Arts Guilds of Iowa: http://fiberarts.org/directories/guilds/Iowa

Guild of American Papercutters: http://www.papercutters.org/index.php

International Association of Pastel Societies: http://www.pastelinternational.com

Iowa Art Museums, Non-profit Organizations, Galleries, and Art Centers:
http://art-collecting.com/nonprofits_ia.htm

Professional Development for Teachers: http://www.360-edu.com/ (Find Artedia on their resources link: http://www.illinois-teacher.com/resources/arts.htm

Iowa Art Galleries: http://art-collecting.com/galleries_ia.htm

Iowa Art Pottery Association: http://iapa.110mb.com/home.htm

Iowa Woodcarvers: http://www.woodburning.com/carving.asp#IA

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society: http://www.noaps.org

National Watercolor Society: http://www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org