Design Interest Group (DIG)
Starting in 2019-2020, the IAEA established a Design Interest Group (DIG). This committee works to develop programming, including events and professional development opportunities, with a focus on supporting art and design educators to facilitate design education. As such, this committee will help to advance the IAEA’s mission in serving educators and their students as the premier professional development provider for art, design, and media educators in Illinois.
The IAEA Design Interest Group will be chaired by an IL educator invested in design education. Appointed Co-Chairs: Matt Winkelman and Kristen LaJeunesse-Roach, who are currently active members of the NAEA Design Interest Group with invaluable knowledge and experience of bringing design thinking to Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95.
Design Thinking Salon
Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2020
Design Thinking and Process (DTPSS) Colloquium
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Link Gallery (outside Krannert Art Museum), Champaign, IL
Registration coming soon!
Congratulations to all 45 Student Artists and their Art Educators for being selected to the 2019-2020 IAEA Student Art Show!!!
The 2019-2020 IAEA Student Art Show kicked off at the 2019 IAEA Fall Conference November 21–23, 2019 at the Q Center, St. Charles on Saturday, November 23rd from 1:00pm-3:00pm, and is now traveling up and down, and all around the State of Illinois! This wonderful Kindergarten-12th Grade Student Art Show demonstrates to the public the breadth and depth of the art experiences and content young people in Illinois are getting through their Art Programs, and the connections they make to themselves and the world around them. Each year Illinois Art Education Association members are invited to submit 10 images of stellar artwork created in their classrooms from which, 45 artworks are chosen; 40 in the General Education category and 5 from Special Needs category. All art submissions are 2-dimensional artworks produced through a variety of techniques; painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, weaving, metalwork, photography, and technology. This year 366 pieces of 2D art from students in grades Kindergarten through High School submitted by forty-three Illinois Art Teachers. The judges for the 2019-2020 Student Art Show were art teachers representing the elementary, middle school and high school levels. They judged grade levels that they do not currently teach and were asked to look for work that demonstrated creativity, originality, craftsmanship, and personality or voice. Thank you to our judges: Heidi O’Hanley, Venessa Hardy, Kerry Parrish, Mary Ellen Bebber, Melissa Wojcik, Karen Popovich, Kelly Eggleston, Dorothy Ramey, and Angie Golden. This year’s poster was designed by Angie Golden.
Thank you to Heidi O’Hanley and Liz Farnesi for Assisting with the Student Show Reception! Each of the forty-five pieces is professionally mounted & put in frames.
The show opens at the IAEA Conference with the student artist reception & awards ceremony. (Students will receive their artwork in the professionally cut mat at the end of the show year, November 2020.)
The Student Artist Reception will be held at the 2019 IAEA Conference on Saturday, November 23rd from 1:00-3:00 pm. During this celebration, student artists with their family, friends, and art teachers will be exuberantly celebrated for their artistic talents! The 2019-2020 Student Art Show will travel to these locations:
November 2019 -Illinois School Board Association Conference, Chicago – 20 pieces K-12th
December 2019 – Justice Public Library, Justice
January 2020 – Amita Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
February 2020 – Bloomington Jr High School Dist. Office 87
March 2020 – Fairmont School, District 89, Lockport
April 2020 – Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School, ISU
May 2020 – Marie Murphy School, Wilmette
June 2020 – JoDaviess County, Northwest
July 2020 – TBD
August 2020 – Lisle Public Library, Lisle
Interested in being hands-on with an event? Fill out this form to volunteer for a design thinking event with students this summer.
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Kristen LaJeunesse & Matt Winkelman, Design Interest Group Coordinators