Fall Conference

Organic Connections: History, Culture, and Environment
October 10-12, 2014
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Funded in part with a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Funded in part with a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Schedule:
Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • 7:30 – 10:00 PM Registration and Meet and Greet Reception
  • 8:00 PM AEI Board Meeting

Friday, October 10, 2014
Pilgrim Heights Campground and Retreat Center

  • 8:00 am Registration Opens

  • 9:00 am President’s Opening, Shanise Brockshus
    AEI:  Next Generation   

    Connecting the past, engaging the present and developing a vision for the future of art education in Iowa. Engage in a conversation with AEI leaders and fellow art educators as we take a candid look at AEI programs and issues facing art education in Iowa.  This interactive session will begin with a  short review of the past year and  present our vision for the beginning phase of a new leadership structure  for AEI.  We will wrap up the session with “table talk” in which you will have the opportunity to meet and visit with board and committee chairs to learn more about specific AEI programs, address topics of interest, or simply connect with AEI leaders and fellow art educators.

  • 9:45-10:00 am Break

  • 10:00-12:10 am Breakout Sessions

  • 10:00-11:00 am History and Culture of the Meskwaki-Meskwaki Museum (take the Shuttle Bus), Johnathan Buffalo
    All (limit 25, no charge)

    As the Historic Preservation Director of the Meskwaki Nation, Johnathan Buffalo has done extensive research on the history of the Meskwaki. He is one of the curators of the Meskwaki Museum, and has been instrumental in locating and documenting artifacts for display. He invites questions from the audience about the Meskwaki as he leads the group through the museum, as he believes no question is too silly to ask. (Session #1)

  • 10:00-11:00 am The Entry Arch: A Collaborative Public Art Project, 
    Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss
    All (no limit, no charge)

    Come join in as artists Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss lead teachers in making a garden archway at the Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center. Students from the Meskwaki Settlement School will create terra cotta leaves, AEI Art teachers made clay animals, birds, etc., and during these breakout sessions teachers will create metal leaves and assemble the components on the archway.

    ABOUT US: Beginning as willow furniture and basket makers decades ago, we evolved our folk art into fine art wall pieces which combined willow, pit fired and raku clay, and metal. After 25 years of selling work at national festivals, we’re now focusing on larger public art works and residencies (continuing 20+ years on the Artists in the Schools program), as well as conducting Continuing Education classes for teachers at our new studio building. (Session #2)

  • 10:00-11:00 am Meaningful Assessment Made Easy, Pam Muench & Lauren Williams
    K-6 (limit 20, no charge)

    Teachers will walk away with developed and tested assessment strategies(woven into art units) inspired by Donna Kay Beattie’s book Assessment in Art Education.  These strategies will help enrich your curriculum through:  encouraging higher order thinking, inspire quality art production, improve classroom management, emphasize the importance of the process of art making, provide clarity of expectations of learning to students and parents, and justify what students are learning in art. (Session #3)

  • 10:00-11:00 am Using Social Media and Technology as a Reflective Tool to Strengthen Art Instruction
    Wendy Miller &  Chelsie Meyer
    K-16 (no limit, no charge)

    This presentation explores the use of social media and technology as a reflective tool to strengthen art instruction and assessment while also learning to navigate cyberculture using digital citizenship skills.   Examples and resources will be shared. (Session #4)

  • 10:00-11:00 am Play with Violence: Why Violent Subject Matter isn’t as Big a Deal as You Might Think, Andrew McCormick
    Middle School (no limit, no fee)

    This presentation will focus on student choice and subsequent possible violent subject matter in the classroom.  We’ll look at how and why we may need to become more tolerant of such student work. (Session #28)

  • 11:10 am-12:10 pm History and Culture of the Meskwaki-Meskwaki Museum (take the Shuttle Bus), Johnathan Buffalo
    All (limit 25, no charge)

    As the Historic Preservation Director of the Meskwaki Nation, Johnathan Buffalo has done extensive research on the history of the Meskwaki. He is one of the curators of the Meskwaki Museum, and has been instrumental in locating and documenting artifacts for display. He invites questions from the audience about the Meskwaki as he leads the group through the museum, as he believes no question is too silly to ask. (Session #1)

  • 11:10 am-12:10 pmThe Entry Arch: A Collaborative Public Art Project
    Pam Dennis, Ryk Weiss
    All (no limit, no charge)

    Come join in as artists Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss lead teachers in making a garden archway at the Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center. Students from the Meskwaki Settlement School will create terra cotta leaves, AEI Art teachers made clay animals, birds, etc., and during these breakout sessions teachers will create metal leaves and assemble the components on the archway. (Session #2)

  • 11:10 am-12:10 pmArts & Autism: Strategies for the Art Teacher,
    Kelli Strohbehn
    K-8 (no limit, no charge)

    What is Autism Spectrum disorder? How do students struggle with Art and Play? How can teachers better help their students? Come ready to think, discuss, and create! (Session #7)

  • 11:10 am-12:10 pm Meskwaki Artist Mary Young Bear-Beadwork Presentation
    All (no limit, no fee)

    Mary Young Bear is a full blood member of the Meskwaki Nation, born and raised in Denver, Colorado and now a resident of Meskwaki Settlement in Tama, Iowa. Mary is the mother of five, and grandmother to seven children. Mary is a multi-faceted artist that has a passion for printmaking, and painting but has had a life-long relationship with beadwork. Mary was shown by her maternal grandmother the basic applique stitch at the age of eight, and she has been beading ever since. Mary has over 45 years of beading experience considers herself in a perpetual state of learning and growing. Mary would like to see beadwork viewed as more “art” than “craft.” (Session #8)

  • 11:10-12:10 Arcade Video Games, Dagan Robertson
    (no limit, no charge)
    (Session #47)

  • 12:20-1:50 pm Lunch and Keynote
    The Art of Caring: Diversity,Connection and Compassion

    Dr. Allan Richards, Dr. Barbara Caldwell, Dr. Patricia Belleville will share considerations and applications for multicultural art education. Jonathan Buffalo will provide Meskwaki perspectives.

  • 2:00-4:10 pm Breakout Sessions

  • 2:00-3:00 pm History and Culture of the Meskwaki-Meskwaki Museum (take the Shuttle Bus), Johnathan Buffalo
    All (limit 25, no charge)

    As the Historic Preservation Director of the Meskwaki Nation, Johnathan Buffalo has done extensive research on the history of the Meskwaki. He is one of the curators of the Meskwaki Museum, and has been instrumental in locating and documenting artifacts for display. He invites questions from the audience about the Meskwaki as he leads the group through the museum, as he believes no question is too silly to ask. (Session #1)

  • 2:00-3:00 pm The Entry Arch: A Collaborative Public Art Project,
    Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss
    All (no limit, no charge)

    Come join in as artists Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss lead teachers in making a garden archway at the Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center. Students from the Meskwaki Settlement School will create terra cotta leaves, AEI Art teachers made clay animals, birds, etc., and during these breakout sessions teachers will create metal leaves and assemble the components on the archway. (Session #2)

  • 2:00-3:00 pm AEI’s Emerging Excellence Event, Cappie Dobyns, Molly Ray, & Sarah Hutchison
    Secondary (no limit, no charge)

    AEI’s Emerging Excellence event is a new competition aligned with the voluntary National Core Arts Standards. Iowa’s young visual artists deserve to have exemplary performance acknowledged and to receive purposeful feedback regarding areas of strength and needed growth from professional peers.  Slated for statewide participation in 2017, come learn about this event and how to involve your learners. (Session #9)

  • 2:00-3:00 pm Professional Connections Panel
    Amanda Benson & Holly Isaac
    Preservice + All (no limit, no charge)

    Get all of your art education questions answered! This panel consisting of art educators ranging from preservice to professional will give you an honest answer to even the most unsettling art education questions. (Session #10)

  • 2:00-3:00 pm The Miracles of Spinning, Kathleen Almelien
    All (limit 15, $2 fee)

    This session explores the STEAM aspects of the  role of wool in any culture .  Beginning with the man-made tool: a home-made drop spindle and resourceful materials Take home examples of your experience and cultural exposure. (Session #11)

  • 2:00-3:30 pm Gaudi Towers, Pamela Ballard
    Elementary (limit 20, $5)

    Pay tribute to Spanish artist Antonio Gaudi. Learn how his childhood illness and convalescence in nature influenced his creative vision. Drawing upon inspiration from nature,and Gaudi’s master works  participants will create ceramic architectural towers. (Session #12)

  • 3:10-4:10 pm Let’s Talk Art, Heather Crockett & Tiffany Carr
    Middle School (no limit, no charge)

    Looking for fresh ideas to get students talking and writing about art? This presentation includes unique critique ideas and thoughtful reflection activities with direct connections to the New Visual Arts Standards. (Session #13)

  • 3:10-4:10 pm History and Culture of the Meskwaki-Meskwaki Museum (take the Shuttle Bus), Johnathan Buffalo
    All (limit 25, no charge)

    As the Historic Preservation Director of the Meskwaki Nation, Johnathan Buffalo has done extensive research on the history of the Meskwaki. He is one of the curators of the Meskwaki Museum, and has been instrumental in locating and documenting artifacts for display. He invites questions from the audience about the Meskwaki as he leads the group through the museum, as he believes no question is too silly to ask. (Session #1)

  • 3:10-4:10 pm The Entry Arch: A Collaborative Public Art Project,
    Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss
    All (no limit, no charge)

    Come join in as artists Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss lead teachers in making a garden archway at the Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center. Students from the Meskwaki Settlement School will create terra cotta leaves, AEI Art teachers made clay animals, birds, etc., and during these breakout sessions teachers will create metal leaves and assemble the components on the archway. (Session #2)

  • 3:10-4:10 pm AEA Reps+1 or 2: Bring a friend and your family tree
    Molly Ray
    All (Limited to AEA Reps + a friend, no charge)

    Bring your family tree information and maybe a few essential creative elements! We will be creating an amazing family tree project while learning about our NEW Area Representative Goals and how you can be part of this amazing group helping to build the roots of our organization! (Session #14)

  • 3:10-3:40 pm Creating Strong, Effective Pre-Service Programs, Jenna Darsee
    Pre-Service/Higher Education
    (no limit, no charge)

    In this presentation, a Preservice representative will discuss current challenges and offers solutions to creating and retaining a more engaged pre-service body of educators. (Session #15)

  • 4:10-6:30 pm Break + Help finish the Collaborative Archway with Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss

  • 6:30 pm Awards Banquet following a performance by The Morning Star Dance Group
    Morning Star Dance Group

    We, the Morning Star Dance Group, are comprised of a family of 7 who reside on the Meskwaki Settlement near Tama, Iowa. Family members consist of myself, Tyler Lasley, my wife Nahmi and our 5 children, Triston, Nathan, Tyrin, Neena, & Tess. We as a family enjoy traveling across the U.S. to attend powwows, which are gatherings of various tribes to dance, sing, socialize, and compete. We’ve been fortunate enough to win in the majority of competitions we’ve taken part in and for that we are thankful. We are honored to be asked to share our talents and hope all in attendance enjoy our presentation.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Meskwaki School

  • 8:00-9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Vendors-Main Hallway
    Silent Auction Begins-Commons Area
    Vendors will remain open from 8:00 am-3:00 pm
  • 9:00-11:50 am Breakout Sessions
  • 9:00-9:50 am Mentoring Meeting-Room 628
    Erin Almelien
    1st and 2nd year teachers, Mentors, Pre-Service (no limit, no charge)
    First and Second year teachers will have a chance to meet each other, ask questions, and discuss challenges. The meeting will include a further explanation of the mentoring grant, and mentees will receive paperwork for reimbursement for the conference. (Session #16)
  • 9:00-9:50 am Building Towards Greatness-Room 603
    Pamela Ballard

    Elementary (limit 20, no fee)
    Childhood memories of everyday places empowered two women artists, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Athena Tacha to create monumental installations.Come learn, be inspired and create your own large vision. (Session #18)
  • 9:00-9:50 am Meskwaki Artist Sarah Young Bear- Brown-Clay and Beadwork Presentation-Room 632
    All (limit 15, no charge)

    Sarah will give a presentation of her artwork. Of herself she says, “My name is Sarah Young Bear-Brown and I am a member of the Meskwaki Nation in Tama Iowa. Besides being a part of the Native American culture, I am also part of the Deaf Culture. I have been deaf since birth. These two unique worlds have had a strong impact on who I am and the art I create. My medium of choice is clay, I enjoy rolling clay out and shaping forms into pieces that reflect day to day images with a sense of humor. While going to school at United Tribes Technical College, I was introduced to small sculpture with wire. I became fascinated with the freedom of this medium, and made many pieces reflecting the human form with more success than I hoped for. I also love doing beadwork, my whole family does beadwork. I like making accessories like earrings and necklaces and bracelets. I enjoy making pieces that mirror photographs of people. I am a graduate of the Iowa School for the Deaf, and have attended United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota.” (Session #19)

  • 9:00-9:50 am Raku Firing Workshop-Room 708
    Kirk Neihouse
    High School (limit 15, $5 fee)
    Come experience raku firing in an electric kiln, inside the Marshalltown High School art room. Bring a bisqued project no larger than 12″ tall and 8″ in diameter. (No beads, please.) Participants will glaze their project at the Meskwaki School site on Saturday morning, then meet at the Marshalltown High School at 6:30 pm after the supper break to fire the clay. (Session #20)
  • 9:00-9:50 am        Exploring Nature – Room 706
    Tammy Hoppe
    All Levels (no limit, no charge)
    This authentic unit navigates students through diverse, perfectly blended realms of art learning: design, traditional techniques, career and studio ideas,  cross-curricular applications, mixed technologies, group collaboration, and individual art making. (Session #48)
  • 9:00-10:50 am Three Folk Arts of Northeast India -Room 601
    Patricia Belleville
    Elementary (limit of 30, no charge)
    Learn about the folk art of northeast India, the storytelling behind the artwork, and gouache as a medium. After a presentation on the folk art traditions participants will create a painting inspired by the artwork. (Session #21)
  • 9:00-10:50 am Unity in Diversity Murals: Honoring Diversity & Building Community Through Art -Room 710
    Barbara Caldwell
    Upper Elementary (limit of 25, $5)
    This collaborative art project brings people together across difference, fosters self expression and builds appreciation for diversity. Participants reflect on personal histories and cultural attributes, discover commonalities, and creative problem solve while making expressive, mixed media murals. (Session #22)
  • 10:00-10:50 am The Compassion Project: Collaboration and Investigation with Community, Contemporary Art & Preservice Practice -Room 628
    Lea Lovelace, Jenna Darsee, & Robin Hengesteg
    Middle School (no limit, no fee)
    This presentation will reflect on a semester-long project between Luther pre-service art teachers and Decorah Middle School students.Sharing perspectives from both sides, presenters will deconstruct the collaboration process, and share what was learned both during the project and upon reflection. Luther students will present their original lesson plans inspired by contemporary artists, which were explored throughout various phases the project. (Session #23)
  • 10:00-10:50 am Generating a Collaborative Culture with Google Apps for Education -Room 706
    Shelly Groen, Molly Michels, & Darin Califf
    High School (no limit, no fee) (Session #24)
    Start collaborating by utilizing Google apps to build 21st century skills in your art classroom, solve time and distance conflicts that discourage collaboration and connect learning across curriculum or across districts.
  • 10:00-10:50 am Meskwaki Artist David Brown-Beadwork and Moccasins Presentation -Room 632
    All (no limit, no fee)
    David Brown is a member of the Meskwaki Nation, born and raised in Tama, Iowa. David is a graduate of South Tama and was a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. David is prolific artisan, being skilled in beadwork, finger-weaving in both the single bead method and yarn-belt making. (Session #25)
  • 10:00-10:50 am Twined Hemp Bags Presentation -Room 708
    Kelly Schott-Friend of the Meskwaki Museum
    All (no limit, no fee)
    Kelly holds a BS in Conservation Mgmt/ History, with a focus on Sac and Meskwaki. She currently works for the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa as the MNR Coordinator. She has been twining Great Lakes style bags for 5-6 years, specializing in –Kakimotei- twined bags made from basswood fibers, and –maskimotei- twined hemp bags. Participants will observe a demonstration on the making of traditional twined bags and hear discussion on the plants used to make fibers and how those fibers were processed. It is the hope of some Meskwaki to revive an interest within their community of this lost skill. (Session #26)
  • 10:00-11:50 am How did the Community of Artists in Paris Form a Cultural Legacy? -Room 603
    Pamela Ballard & Sarah Petersen
    Elementary (limit of 20, $5)
    Found yourself referencing Paris in your classroom over and over again? Learn why it was the center of the art world.Find lessons and create an abstracted self- portrait based on historical discoveries. (Session #27)
  • 11:00-11:50 am 

    Creating a Culture of Care: Civic Engagement w Homeless Children -Room 628
    Wendy Miller 
    K-16 (no limit, no charge)

    This session focuses on a civic engagement project for pre-service art teachers in order to introduce students to the ethics of care and build strong, positive dispositions needed to become an effective teacher. To help students learn these skills firsthand, students at UNI taught art to homeless children after school. (Session #40)

  • 11:00-11:50 am Meskwaki Artist Ferol Ward-Ribbon Applique Presentation -Room 632
    All (limit 15, no fee)
    The Meskwaki are well known for their beautiful Ribbon Applique. In this session Ferol will give a presentation of her work with ribbon applique and beadwork. Of herself Ferol says, “I mainly work with beads and ribbons. I love to bead and sew (doing appliqué). I have six children and ten grandchildren. I learned how to do applique’ from my mom. As far as I could remember, my mom would always be sewing for people passing away or either adoptions. She taught how to sew so we could help her whenever someone would ask her to sew. I learned how to do men’s ribbon work from my Koko Bernice Sanache. One day she was at the Tribal Center for some kind of voting thing and she was sewing and it just caught my eye and she taught me how to sew using ribbons. My hobbies are beading, sewing and playing Bingo. I have many, many, many goals. Haha! I have so many projects I want to do and it’s just getting started. My main goal I want to do is make a quilt for each of my two granddaughters.” (Session #29)
  • 11:00-11:50 am Art & Literacy: Linking Visual Art Literacy Skills to the Written Word -Room 601
    Ronda Sternhagen
    Elementary (no limit, no charge)
    Visual literacy has great parallels with reading and writing. Through a look at Common Core standards and the new core art standards, participants will look at ways to partner with classroom teachers and literacy specialists. (Session #30)
  • 11:00-11:20 am What’s in YOUR Portfolio? -Room 710
    Jeffery Byrd
    High School (no limit, no fee)
    Assembling a portfolio for art school admission or scholarship competitions provides a great opportunity to teach about self-reflection and artistic point of view. What projects make a great first impression? (Session #31)
  • 11:00-11:50 am Infusing Contemporary Art into the K-12 Art Curriculum
    Lea Lovelace & Luther Art Ed Students -Room 706
    K-12 (no limit, no fee)
    During this session you will be given a list of reasons and a list of resources inspiring you to integrate contemporary art into your classroom at both the elementary and secondary level. Luther College Art Education students will present original lesson plans inspired by contemporary artists. (Session #32)
  • 11:00-11:50 am Raku Firing Workshop -Room 708
    Kirk Neihouse
    High School (limit 15, $5 fee)
    Come experience raku firing in an electric kiln, inside the Marshalltown High School art room. Bring a bisqued project no larger than 12″ tall and 8″ in diameter. (No beads, please.) Participants will glaze their project at the Meskwaki School site on Saturday morning, then meet at the Marshalltown High School at 6:30 pm after the supper break to fire the clay. (Session #20)
  • 12:00-1:30 pm Lunch and Keynote Speakers -Commons Area
    STEM to STEAM, David Law & Scott McLeod
    David Law, Iowa Alliance for Arts Education Chair, and Scott McLeod, Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, outline why it is crucial for the arts to be added to the STEM initiative, and what you can do to help policymakers take action.David Law is the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education Chair. He is a retired band director and music teacher from Marion, Iowa. He is a member of the Music Educator’s National Conference, Iowa Music Educator’s Conference serving as President, Iowa Bandmasters Association – Past President, Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Past President, Association for School Curriculum Development, National Education Association, Iowa State Education Association, and Marion Education Association – Treasurer. In 2004 he was selected as the Educator of the Year from Linn County. He is the founder and conductor of the Marion Community Bands.David has had articles published in a national music education magazine, 14 state music education journals and was a presenter at the National Music Educators Conference in Washington D.C. He is an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor throughout Iowa. Bands under David’s direction have played at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference, the Iowa Music Educators Conference and were twice selected to play for President Reagan. David has taught instrumental music grades 5-12 in all sizes of schools in Iowa. He received his BA in Music Education from William Penn College and his MA in Conducting from Truman State University. In 2003 David received his National Board Certification in Music.Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues. After 14 years as an Educational Leadership professor, Dr. McLeod currently serves as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, the National School Boards Association, and the Center for Digital Education. In 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In 2013 he received the Technology Leadership Award for the state of Iowa. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at regional, state, national, and international conferences. He also is the co-editor of the book, What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media.
  • 1:30-2:30 pm Division Meetings (Session #33)
    Elementary-Room 708
    Middle Level-Room 706
    Secondary-Room 710
    Higher Ed and Museum-Room 632
    Pre-Service-Room 628
  • 2:30 pm    Last Chance to Bid on Silent Auction-Commons Area
  • 3:00-4:00 pm Gallery Hopping
    Go see David Bratzel’s paintings at the Marshalltown Community College, stop in at 9th Street Gallery and Frame, hop over to The Perfect Setting, and view Marshalltown’s Impressionist Collection and Ceramic Study Collection at the Fisher Community Center.
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Latino Dancers at the Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown
    Dancing will begin at 4:00 pm, then finish viewing the Art Teacher Show, the Impressionist Collection, and Ceramic Study Collection.
  • 5:00-6:30 pm Supper on Your Own 

    Saturday Night Hands on Activities

  • 6:50 pm     Silent Auction Results Announced-Commons Area
  • 6:30-9:00 pm Raku Firing Workshop–at Marshalltown High School Art Room
  • Kirk Neihouse
    High School (limit 15, $5 fee)
    Come experience raku firing in an electric kiln, inside the Marshalltown High School art room. Bring a bisqued project no larger than 12″ tall and 8″ in diameter. (No beads, please.) Participants will glaze their project at the Meskwaki School site on Saturday morning, then meet at the Marshalltown High School at 6:30 pm after the supper break to pull the pots from the kiln. (Session #20)
  • 7:00-9:00 pm Twined Hemp Bags-at Meskwaki School -Room 708
    Kelly Schott
    All (limit 20, $10 fee)
    Kelly holds a BS in Conservation Mgmt/ History, with a focus on Sac and Meskwaki. She currently works for the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa as the MNR Coordinator. She has been twining Great Lakes style bags for 5-6 years, specializing in –Kakimotei- twined bags made from basswood fibers, and –maskimotei- twined hemp bags. Participants will observe a demonstration on the making of traditional twined bags and hear discussion on the plants used to make fibers and how those fibers were processed, and begin their own bag. It is the hope of some Meskwaki to revive an interest within their community of this lost skill. (Session #36)
  • 7:00-8:00 pm Creating Your Family Tree-at Meskwaki School -Room 603
    Molly Ray
    9-16 (no limit, $5 fee)
    We will be creating a family “tree” using simple linear drawing techniques, watercolor and any other supplies that you bring with you (recommended). Please bring your family tree information, this project will be successful whether you have your entire history or just your immediate family information, include dates if you wish. This project may be taught in 2D or 3D in any high-school program, many schools have students research their family tree in a core classroom. (Session #38)
  • 7:00-9:00 pm        Sumi Ink Club Accordian Book Making-Room 710
    Tammy Hoppe
    Sumi Ink Club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles.
    $1.00 Donation requested at the event
    Sumi Ink Club, established in 2005 by artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, is a participatory drawing project that uses group drawing as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. Attend this session to make and design accordion fold books with pieces of the Sumi ink mural. (Session #49)
  • 9:00 pm President’s Reception -Hickory Lodge at the Pilgrim Heights Campground

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Meskwaki School

  • 8:00-9:00 am Breakout Sessions
  • 8:00-8:50 am Teaching At Meskwaki: Reflections After One Year of Teaching -Room 628
    Julie Bousum
    K-12 (no limit, no charge)
    Instructor Julie Bousum, currently teaching secondary art at Meskwaki Settlement School, will share views on balance of cultural inclusion, of art history, and of developing design skills. She will also communicate reflections of Rachel Matlack, who is starting her second year at Meskwaki as a primary teacher. Bousum will share primary, intermediate, and secondary art lessons that have been successful in the Meskwaki classroom. (Session #39)
  • 8:00-8:50 am Here is the “Thing” about children’s drawing -Room 603

    Christopher Schulte
    Elementary (no limit, no charge)

    This presentation explores the role of objects and things in children’s drawing and the extent to which these materials re-shape the prevailing discourse about drawing in children’s lives. (Session #5)

  • National Junior Art Honor Society: A Connective Community of Young Artists -Room 601
    Cappie Dobyns
    Middle School/High School (no limit, no charge)

    The Ames chapter of NJAHS supports the pursuit of artistic passions while utilizing talents in leadership and service.  Members become a family of creative peers creating through “Art Camps” (open studio) and refining aesthetic perspectives through “Art Attacks” (artist workshops and gallery visits). Organization, funding and membership information will also be shared. (Session #45)

  • 8:00-8:50 am All-State 101-Room 632
    Morgan Singleton, Devin Hanson, and Maggie Harlow-Vogt
    High School (no limit, no charge)
    High School Teachers, did you know that there is an amazing opportunity for your juniors and seniors to get recognized at the state level and win scholarships through All-State Art? Learn about the program, how to participate, and tips and tricks from the All-State Committee! (Session #42)
  • 9:00-9:50 am Background on Burma/ anmar -Room 628
    Lauren Williams
    Elementary Focus, All are welcome (no limit, no charge)
    An informative presentation about political refugees coming from Myanmar to Iowa. Offers bridges to connect with them educationally and socially. (Session #43)
  • 9:00-9:50 am Gelli Arts Monoprinting without a Press: Hands on Activity -Room 708
    Maggie Parks & Laurie Mullen
    K-12 (no limit, no charge)
    This fun and easy hands on workshop will introduce all participants to basic monoprinting/printmaking techniques using the Gelli Arts gel printing plates. These monoprints can easily be incorporated into your printmaking, collage, art journaling and mixed media lesson plans! (Session #44)
  • 9:00-9:50 am Architecture & Urban Planning in Digital Space: Using Minecraft in the art room -Room 601
    Andrew McCormick

    Middle School (no limit, no charge)

    Learn how to use Minecraft within an art classroom to “gamify” your curriculum and drive student interest and motivation. (Session #17)

  • 10:00-11:30 am Brunch, Membership Meeting, Door Prizes -Commons

**Reminder
Please send a work of art for the art show. Details are on the AEI website. www.artedia.org

**What to Bring
In keeping with the “Environment” portion of the theme, we will not be offering bottled water at the conference, so bring a water bottle along. Beverages will be served at each meal. Also remember to bring a work of art, art supply, or art related item for the Silent Auction to benefit Arts Advocacy. If you are staying at the Pilgrim Heights Campground, remember to bring your linens and a flashlight.