Art Educators' 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.
Art-Ability Workshops: Community Classes
Summer workshops are being offered by VSA Iowa, the state organization on arts and disability. Read more...
Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
Application and other information on the Institute is available online at http://www.uwlax.edu/mvac/neh.htm. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2014.
Iowa Core Offerings
Iowa Core Offerings will be available across the state this summer.
Information is on the weebly for the Visual Arts Iowa Core.
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.
All of the course descriptions and information and sign up processes can be found on this page:
http://theartofeducation.wordpress.com/classes/ Here are some of the upcoming classes:
- Clutter Free Teaching
- The Element: Where Passion Meets Talent
- Exploring the Art Museum
- Creativity in Crisis
More Professional Development Opportunities
Champion Creatively Alive Children. A grant opportunity from Crayola.
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:
Iowa PD Online: coming soon an online means of gaining credits through online courses. More info...
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
On March 25, 2011 the Fourth Annual Art Teacher Hands-on and Sharing Workshop, hosted by Liz Lyon, was held at Tri-center Elementary. More... and now photos...
If you have questions about doing your own Art Teacher Workshop, contact Liz.