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February 2019

Webinar: Think Like An Artist: An Introduction to the 8 Habits of Mind

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTER HERE 0.5 Professional Hours Available    Pre-registration Required Presenter: Lea Heller Art education has the potential to teach a diverse set of skills that give students the ability to “see new patterns, how to learn from mistakes, and how to envision solutions” (Hetland, Winner, Veeneema, Sheridan, 2013). These are skills that students need in all aspects of their lives and can be taught in the art room. This presentation will focus on the 8 Habits of Mind, why they (along…

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Illinois High School Art Exhibition – The Big Event

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL United States
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The Big Event! @ the Zhou B Art Center and Bridgeport Art Centers Featuring over 1000 Artworks, College Fair, and Vendor Expo

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March 2019

DART Conference 2019

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tribeca Flashpoint College, 28 N Clark St #500
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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4 PD Hours Available Do you teach digital-based curriculum? Do you want to learn about new software in the Adobe Creative Cloud or advance your knowledge in the Adobe software you are already familiar with? Please consider joining the DART conference, the professional organization created by digital art teachers that wanted to get current and relevant information out of a conference that pertained to their classroom. DART’s mission is to form connections between digital art classroom teachers while also creating…

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Media & Methods Art Education Conference @ EIU

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Doudna Facility @ Eastern Illinois University, 1860 South Ninth Street
Charleston, IL 61920-3099 United States
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The 35th Annual Media & Methods in Art Education at Eastern Illinois University Conference Registration This conference will feature several hands-on workshops exploring a variety of art media and techniques. Workshops are designed for elementary, middle and senior grade levels and are applicable to a variety of audiences. Conference participants will attend three hands-on workshops – one morning session and two afternoon sessions. Conference attendees can receive either graduate credit or professional development hours. Cost is $80 More info and…

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Media Exploration/Self-Care through Art Making

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Smith Studio & Gallery, 124 S. State
Genesso, IL 60174 United States
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4 PD Hours Available FREE to all! Limited to 15 participants! This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore two of Blicks "Newest" lesson plan Snap Button Poetry and Data Design at the beautiful Smith Studio and Gallery in downtown Geneseo. David Smith has graciously offered us the space to hold this fun workshop and gathering. During the morning participants will work through the lesson Snap Button Poetry, discuss the process and how the lesson could be modified to…

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Webinar: Practicing Mindfulness

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

0.5 PD hours available if Pre-registered Register HERE Presenter: Sarah Ackermann Art educators are epic multitaskers! We balance teaching with curriculum development, after-school activities, art shows, and so much more. The list feels like it goes on and on. Brain breaks are a great tool to recharge both personally and professionally. Furthermore, your students can reap the benefits of brain breaks in the classroom! Join Sarah as she shares some of her go-to brain breaks. Many come with a creative…

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Academy Atelier hosted by the American Academy of Art

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
american academy of art, 332 South Michigan Ave. Suite 300
CHICAGO, 60604 United States
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3 PD hours offered by IAEA Registration Required: www.aaart.edu/academy-atelier/ The Academy Atelier is both an educational and fun event for high school art teachers. The Academy will host four workshops that stress the fundamental skills of drawing, painting, illustration, and photography. These sessions will also provide curriculum ideas for teachers to take back to their classroom. In addition to the workshops, we will also have a keynote speaker during lunch who is an alum of the Academy currently working as a…

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Illinois Happy Hour at NAEA Convention, Boston

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sonsie, 327 Newbury St
Boston, IL United States
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Are you attending the NAEA Convention in Boston? Join art teachers from around Illinois for our annual Illinois @ NAEA Happy Hour! Come alone or bring a friend - all are welcome! Appetizers will be provided by IAEA. Let us know you're coming HERE - we look forward to meeting and reconnecting with you!

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Webinar: Advocacy 101, You Got This!

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

0.5 PD Hours Available if Pre-registered Presenter: Michael Skura Learn to advocate for your program through, social media, making a large footprint, showcasing student work, empowering your community about the importance of the arts, creating an Art Boosters, etc. REGISTER: https://ilaea.org/programs-events/webinar/

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Art Room Hop: Ceramics, Bangin’ Bowls! Workshop

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
CICS Northtown Academy, 3900 W. Peterson
Chicago, IL United States
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3 PD Hours Available, All welcome Please RSVP HERE Come learn to make a bowl! In this three hour workshop, you will make a drape or slump mold and learn how to use that mold to make a clay bowl. This is a great technique you can bring back to your classroom and have your students make really beautiful projects. This is a BYOB (Bring your own Bowl) art-making experience... We will guide you through the process of making a…

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