Southern Illinois Art Education Conference

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April 13, 2018

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). 

Art Education Conference Program

 Keynote this year is Sharon Vatsky.  Sharon currently serves as Director of School and Family Programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where she oversees the planning and facilitation of programs and interpretive materials for students, teachers, and families. She has traveled internationally, and conducted workshops for teachers and museum educators in many museums in the US and internationally. Prior to joining the Guggenheim in 2000, she was Curator of Education at the Queens Museum of Art in New York for more than a decade. Ms. Vatsky has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in arts education, museum education and visual arts at the City University of New York, Teachers College, Columbia University, St. John’s University, Russell Sage College and the State University of New York. She is currently writing a book about gallery teaching that will be published by the American Alliance of Museums. Ms. Vatsky holds graduate degrees in art from the State University of New York at Albany, Hartford Art School and an undergraduate degree from New York University. In 2008 she was the recipient of the Charles Marshal Robertson Award from the School Art League presented annually to an educator “who has made a significant contribution to art education.”

Sessions will take place at Pulliam Hall and the Allyn Building on the SIU Carbondale campus.  Registration/check-in will take place in Pulliam Hall, 475 Clocktower Drive, Carbondale.

Art Education Conference Brochure

Program Date: April 13, 2018

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

Program Location: Pulliam Hall and Allyn Building, SIU Carbondale


In celebration of the rich and diverse talent of Illinois Art Educators, Carbondale Community Arts invites art educators to submit up to two works of art to the exhibition Teachers & Creators: Art Educators of Illinois. The exhibition will be on view from April 4nd - April 13th at Artspace 304. This salon-style exhibition will celebrate the art of Illinois art educators and highlight the diversity of styles, techniques, and conceptual ideas of their artistic practices. Cash prizes will be awarded. For an application, click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKv5rbeAjEHdDTeDwFmHtEfTAw651ErgSmE579SUhZkm2fow/viewform


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Any Questions?

For more information about the conference, contact Josh Shearer. 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 30, 2018. No refunds will be made after March 30. The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, only those pre-registered will be notified.