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2013 Arts Education Institute

July 15-18

Northern State University, Aberdeen

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The 14th annual Arts Education Institute offers professional development in arts and learning for all South Dakota teachers and administrators Pre-K through 12th grade.

The Arts Education Institute (AEI) offers an educational and fun-filled week of learning to infuse the arts into classrooms and curriculum development. This year hands-on art, music and theater workshops offer many opportunities for all Pre-K through 12th grade educators July 15-18 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

AEI is offered for up to two graduate, under-graduate or recertification credits.  Mail-in registration with your check/school voucher or register and pay online with your credit card. Early registration is recommended.

Class sizes are limited to 12 each.
Minimum class size of eight or workshop will be cancelled.

Workshops offered for ONE credit each. You may take TWO.


Monday/Tuesday Workshops: Choose ONE

Watercolor Fundamentals

Peter Kilian, Professor of Art, NSU

Equipment-Free Fibers

Sara Christensen Blair, Assoc. Prof. of Art, NSU

3-D Alternative Methods

Josh Johnson, Art Instructor, College of Arts and Concordia University-St. Paul Creative Solutions for Theater Design  

Joshua Frachiseur, Asst. Prof. of Theater, NSU

Visual Thinking Strategies  

Lynn Verschoor, Ex. Dir., SDAM & Kay Cutler, Asst. Prof, SDSU

Connecting Common Core and the Music Classroom  

Anne Lyon, Music and Technology Specialist

Wednesday/Thursday Workshops: Choose ONE

Mold Making and Casting

Greg Blair, Asst Professor of Art ,NSU

Relief Printmaking

Becky Uglem, MFA, U of North Dakota

Ceramic Sculpture

Guillermo Guardia, MFA, ND Museum of Art, artist in residence

Alternative Photography Techniques

Nadya Preszler, Instructor of Art, NSU

Creative Japanese Techniques to Enhance Curriculum

Rebecca Young Sletten, Bismarck High School Art Teacher Fulbright Recipient to Japan, trained under a Master Painter in Japan

Scenic Art for the Stage  

Josh Frachiseur, Asst. Prof of Theater, NSU  Producing Curriculum Based Musicals  Monica Pickard, Elem. Music Instructor

Early Bird Registration fee $35 per credit due by June 1
Housing fee $25 dollars per night per person (pay at the time of check in )
Graduate/undergraduate $40 per credit (pay at time of registration 7:30-8:15am 7/15)
Renewal credits available for no extra charge

Residential participants stay in air-conditioned suites in Kramer Hall.  The suites are available for 2 to 4 people to a suite.  Each room has twin bunk beds with a common area and bath unit in each.  Bed and bath linens are not provided. Housing registration is from 4-8pm on Sunday or Monday from 7:00 am to 8:30 am. Rooms are available Sunday through Thursday night.


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