Oct 5th and 6th, 2018- Fall Annual conference At Rocky Mountain HS, MERIDIAN, Idaho

Thank you for joining us for the full two day conference!!!

Experience the joy of being with your comrades!

Explore ideas for your curriculum & resources!! Empower your artist self!!

The Conference Schedule is LIVE!

All DAY Friday and Saturday, Oct 5th and 6th, 2018

Thursday Night: IAEA art educator show opening reception at LaBry Fine Art

404 S. 8th Street, Suite 166, 5-9PM, during Boise art walk & BAM Bosco arts preview night

go here for info on submissions:

Friday All Day- Hands on and Best practices Workshops

The tentative full schedule will be out soon for a packed conference.

Friday will have TWO keynote sessions, and 4 sessions with 4 presenters/workshops each to choose from.Swag bag, silent auction, vendors, lite breakfast, snacks, refreshments and lunch included.

Keynotes: Alisa Looney, award winning Idaho grown sculptor and enamelist, will share key moments of influence with her most instrumental teachers and mentors. She will also share her current enamel sculpture, which combines her design, metal fabrication and illustration skills into 3D forms with complex narrative surfaces

Cherryn Wight, Australian born, Idaho artist- Idaho artist will share her processes as an free spirited artist and guide the group through a hands on Kandinsky project at same time that we will install and leave as a gift to the school.

Friday night: PRIVATE EVENT just for you (spouses/SOs welcome)! at Boise Art Museum! and fun filled evening with the museum to ourselves, appetizers, refreshments, and art projects to enjoy!

Saturday Day: Master classes and workshops- Choose AHEAD between many options/various times/lengths/prices

see below. Saturday Mid-Day: Awards Lunch and Business Meeting

Breakfast and Lunch included in conference price.

Optional Sunday Workshop-Enamel on Steel- w/ Keynote, Alisa Looney, enamelist/sculptor and John Killmaster, Master Enamelist. Sunday, Oct. 7th 9:30 am – 4:30 pm w/ 1 hr lunch break. Class length 6 Hours. Learn to draw and paint with enamel on steel. Create two small panels, pendant and pair of earrings. We will use dollar store steel pizza pans & pre-enameled steel panels, which can both be cut into original shapes in class, enameled, and kiln-fired. We will be working w/ liquid enamel, watercolor enamel and crayons. Materials: Enamels and steel provided for two small panels and one pendant and pair of earrings. Add projects for additional cost. Min 7 students, Max 15 Cost $180.

Conference Rates and IAEA 2018-2019 annual membership

Early bird conference rate $100 paid by Sept 5th-postmarked check or paypal submission

Regular conference rate $120 after Sept 5th

Late registration conference rate $140 after Sept 26th

Retired, Presenters, & Pre-service college student conference rate: $60

IAEA 2018-2019 annual membership: $30

Yearly membership fees are separate from conference fee.

Membership fees help our organization function and operate efficiently.

Boise State University Professional Development Grad Credit is available. BSU PD Credit

BSU Registration for credit (please note you must register separately for the credit and attend the conference )

Don't miss this Professional development for you as an artist and educator!!!

Professional development credit for Idaho Art Education Association

Professional Development Conference: "SEE US: Advocacy, Authenticity, Artistry" is now available!

To register and pay for professional development credit through Boise State University, please follow the link below. The registration and payment process is quick and easy to complete, but if you encounter any problems, please feel free to contact Extended Studies Customer Service for assistance at (208) 426-1709.

Important: You will receive an emailed confirmation of your registration once complete. If you do not receive this, or would like to confirm your registration otherwise, please call (208) 426-1709.

Credit Registration Deadline:

October 29, 2018

Click here to register for credit!

Please keep in mind that professional development registrants are entitled to one free transcript per term (Spring, Summer, and Fall) in which credits are earned. You must submit a transcript request form to have yours sent. The transcript request form is available on the K-12 Professional Development website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Extended Studies Customer Service at (208) 426-1709 or email

2018 BSU Idaho Art Education Association Conference syllabus


IAEA Fall Two Day Conference History

Pocatello, Idaho Oct. 6-7 2017 All Day Friday & All Day Saturday! Located at Pocatello High and Idaho State University!

Keynote: Kris Musto

How can art teachers build strong technical skills while simultaneously fostering a passion for conceptual thinking? How do we engage art students with relevant, current and instructive information? How can we continue to inspire them to think and make? We'll explore a collection of fresh resources and ideas for generating curriculum, assignments, inspiration and encouragement.

As the Secondary Outreach Coordinator and Principal Admissions Counselor for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Kris Musto spends the school year traveling and working closely with art teachers and students in high school art classrooms around the country. Kris graduated with a BFA from MCAD and has worked in Admissions for 18 years. In between taking trips and making things, Kris teaches workshops on book binding, altered books, soft sculpture, intuitive drawing and developing a portfolio for art school.

IAEA Spring One Day Conference History

Thank you, Cynthia Dittmer, for hosting us at McCall-Donnelly High School on April 28th, 2018!!!

“Spring Awakening! Bee Creative with Arts in Motion”

for Art and All Content Area Educators & the Artist Within

  • Thank you to our Keynote Speaker- Terra Feast, Curator of Education at the Boise Art Museum
  • The day was filled with awesome workshop presentations ! Thank you presenters!
McCall-Donnelly Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule
Nampa Spring Art Ed Conf. Workshop Schedule
updated Idaho Falls region 6 flyer 2016