Southern Illinois Art Education Conference

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March 29, 2019

This conference provides art teachers with professional development opportunities required for success in the art room.  Teachers will be provided a space to learn new and innovative ideas, as well as share their own experiences with fellow educators. Teachers participating in this conference may earn 5.0 Professional Development hours (PDs).

 This year’s keynote speaker is Olivia Gude, Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor of Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 olivia gudeOlivia Gude draws on her years of experience in public art to give an overview of practices of artists, teaching artists, and teachers who create public art in collaboration with community participants in schools and other settings. This image-rich presentation will feature exemplary collaboratively designed and made public art projects, showcasing paint and spray murals, mosaics, sculptures, new media digital works, and place designs by artists who work in many different styles, materials, and methods of engagement. The presentation focuses on the intertwining of social practice artmaking with materialsbased artmaking approaches to produce public artworks.  Public art and placemaking is authentically interdisciplinary as it involves participants in using skills in historical research, community surveys, documentation of existing places, mapping, collaborative brainstorming, proposal writing, designing, and engineering (i.e. dealing with the material possibilities and constraints of making interventions in actual spaces.) Learn about the range of practices and processes by which community artists and educators make collaborative permanent and semi-permanent public art Explore strategies by which community members can advocate for high-quality public art in their locale by engaging with local governments, public art agencies, arts councils, and NGO arts organizations.

Breakout Sessions

Sessions will take place at Pulliam Hall and the Allyn Building on the SIU Carbondale campus.  Registration/check-in will take place in Old Main Lounge in the SIU Student Center - 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale.

Program Date: March 29, 2019

Program Time: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Program Location: Student Center, SIU Carbondale

Registration Options:

Any Questions?

For more information about the conference, contact Josh Shearer at For additional information on art events, visit the School of Art and Design.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $15 processing fee, will be issued if requested prior to March 22, 2019. No refunds will be made after March 22. The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, only those pre-registered will be notified.