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September 2021

Communities of Practice – SkillShare: Polymer Clay Texture Tiles

September 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ainslie Arts Plaza, 4836 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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In-Person Workshop! Communities of Practice - SkillShare: Polymer Clay Texture Tiles When: Saturday, September 25th, 10 am -12 pm Cost: $5 Where: Ainslie Arts Plaza 4836 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Illinois 60625 2 PD hours available Workshop overview: We cannot pour from an empty cup! Let’s begin this year by making some art! In this workshop, teachers will learn tips and tricks to creating polymer clay texture tiles. This was a popular and fun lesson during remote instruction last year,…

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October 2021

Chicagoland 4×5 Registration Deadline

October 1, 2021

Registration for Chicagoland 4x5 Art Exhibition is open! Public and private middle and high school students are welcome to participate by registering through their schools. The Chicagoland 4x5 Art Exhibition is an art show that forces student artists to work within the parameters of no more and no less than 4” x 5”. The Art Exhibition has hosted over 50 schools from Lake Villa to the South Suburbs and Dekalb, Illinois. It is an exhibition that consistently showcased over 2000…

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NAHS/NJAHS Conference

October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for our first annual NAHS/NJAHS Conference on October 2nd! We have an awesome lineup of speakers but also want to hear success stories from NAHS/NJAHS chapters! Can’t attend live? Don’t worry, the keynote speakers will be recorded and accessible later for registered participants! DRAFT Conference Overview NAHS/NJAHS Webpage In addition to Jeff Poulin, our keynote speaker’s address on creativity, we have chapter project highlights, creative workshops, and art school and career insights.  Cheryl Russell will also address your executive board on…

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Webinar: Equity Diversity & Inclusion: The Artura.org Database

October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presenter: Richard Siegesmund 1 Professional Hour Available Pre-registration Required Artura.org is a free online database of contemporary art from diverse artists from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia, PA. This presentation will show how to draw on this material and access the expanding educational tools that the website provides. Register for Recognizing and Countering Dominant Narratives in Art Education Webinar! Members and non-members are welcome to join us! If you would like to earn Illinois PD hours for this webinar,…

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Member Exhibition Entry Submission Deadline

October 20, 2021

Learn more and enter here: https://ilaea.org/member-show/ Each year IAEA celebrates its artist-educators in a special exhibition at the state conference. All IAEA members will have the opportunity to display their own artwork in the IAEA Virtual Membership Exhibition. As in years past, members may submit 1-3 pieces of original art, in any medium– completed within the past three years. Selected works will be presented at the in-person conference, throughout the online conference platform, on the IAEA webpage and social media…

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Webinar: Critical Skills for Human-Centered Designers

October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: October 21st, 2021 7:00 PM (Central Time) 1PD Credit available Description: Agncy is a human-centered design firm focused on design for equity. In this presentation, we will share how human-centered design methods and processes are being adapted and interrogated in contemporary equity design work. We'll provide case studies that reflect how some core designer mindsets are being pushed by the demands of justice-driven work. We'll then interpret this through the lens of the specific skill set that designers need…

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November 2021

2021 IAEA State Conference

November 5, 2021 - November 13, 2021
Marriott Conference Center, 201 Broadway
Normal, Illinois United States
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Conference registration is now live! Flexible pricing is available for in-person, virtual, or both. Secure your spot today! IN-Person: November 5th & 6th 2021, Bloomington-Normal, IL Virtual: November 13th, online Learn more and register today: https://ilaea.org/conference-information/

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Chicagoland 4×5 Exhibition

November 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oswego High School, 4250 Route 71
Oswego, IL 60543 United States
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The Chicagoland 4x5 Art Exhibition is an art show that forces student artists to work within the parameters of no more and no less than 4” x 5”. The Art Exhibition has hosted over 50 schools from Lake Villa to the South Suburbs and Dekalb, Illinois. It is an exhibition that consistently showcased over 2000 pieces year after year, surpassing most Chicago galleries in quantity and grandeur. Learn more: https://www.chicagoland4x5.org/  

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Makers Meetup: Synesthetic Experiences

November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what orange sounds like? What texture comes to mind when you imagine hot pink? What color is your name? Join us in learning about synesthetic experience and how it can be utilized in the art classroom. Ms. Rachel Angus (Tri-Valley High School) will share her experience living with synesthesia and how it has affected her art-making. Then, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and/or create their own Synesthetic Soundscape! The first 15-20 minutes of…

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Online Event: How might we use Design Thinking in the Classroom AND to Completely Reimagine the Classroom as we know it.

November 18, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Design Educators to our Next Online Event: How might we use Design Thinking in the Classroom AND to Completely Reimagine the Classroom as we know it. Presenter: Cindy Todd No PD hours are available. Just a great chance to learn! The focus in this first of our DIG Chat series is, How Might We reconnect & build a community of art + design-minded educators. Come join this bimonthly virtual zoom meeting as we explore how design & design thinking…

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