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NSU to host 2014 Arts Education Institute
​ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is hosting the 15th annual Arts Education Institute for South Dakota educators July 21-24.
 
The Arts Education Institute offers professional development in arts and learning for all South Dakota teachers and administrators pre-K through 12th grade. The institute will include the following hands-on art and music workshops:
 
 • Watercolor Fundamentals for Beginner and Intermediate Levels
 • Digital Design in the Classroom
 • Needle Felting: 2D & 3D Techniques
 • Mask Making for Inspiration & Reflection
 • Clay Sculpture and Context
 • Creative Japanese Techniques to Enhance Curriculum
 • Successful String Teaching by the Non-String Player-Beginner Strings Boot Camp
 • Music Learning Theory & Methods
 • How and why to incorporate entrepreneurial thinking, values, and techniques into arts and arts education
 • Sculpture Projects for the non-art classroom
 • Creative Photography Techniques
 • Collage Techniques for Teaching Design
 • Spatial Drawings: Welded Steel Sculpture
 • Japanese Culture Enrichment ($75 additional fee payable to instructor)
 • Successful String Teaching by the Non-String Player-Intermediate Strings
 • Music in ALL classrooms
 • Creativity in the classroom with QR Codes
 
Instructors will include faculty members from the NSU School of Fine Arts: Greg Blair, Sara Christensen Blair, Keum-Taek Jung, Peter Kilian, Grant Manhart, Nadya Preszler, Wendy van Gent and Robert Vodnoy; as well as visiting professors, K-12 educators and other experts.

The institute is sponsored by the South Dakota Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts, South Dakota Alliance for Arts Education and NSU. It is offered for up to two graduate, undergraduate or recertification credits. Residential participants stay in air-conditioned suites in NSU’s Kramer Hall.
 
For more information or to register, visit South Dakotans for the Arts.