& Professional Development

Changing things up!

The IAEA board decided to flip our fall and spring conferences this next school year 2020-21. The fall conference will be virtual one day (Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2020) and our hopes are the spring conference will be a 2 day face to face conference tentatively in April. Stay tuned for more info.

SUMMER PD OPPORTUNITIES! Virtual but with Idaho educators zoom meet ups pre & Post to help process the materials together

  • CAEA 2020 Summer Mini-Conference,Teaching Visual Art Virtually—It’s Your New SuperPower!

July 22, 2020; 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m Pacific. $60 for all participants. More info here: Contact Michele our past president for more info about Idaho zoom meetups pertaining to it at

  • Summer 2020 NOW Conference Global Online Conference for Art Teachers, Art of Ed July 30, $150. Contact Terra our President elect & and/or Tara, our VP at for more info about Idaho zoom meetups pertaining to it
  • Boise Art Museum is still holding their Summer Teacher Institute classes this July 6-10 and July 20-24. Registration was interrupted by school closures this spring, but they are trying to spread the word that the classes are still being offered for credit. Visit their website for more information:


IAEA Fall Two Day Conference History

"Peace, Love, & Teaching Art"

Lake City High School6101 N Ramsey Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID

All DAY Friday and Saturday, Oct 4th and 5th, 2019

10/3/19- Thursday Night Pre funk Art Activity Social: Bring your visual journal supplies and join us for pre-conference meet up at Studio 107 for light appetizers and art journaling. 503 Sherman Ave, Coeur d’Alene, 7-8:30PM

10/4/19- Friday All Day- Hands on and Best practices Workshops

Keynote: Lucy Bartholomee, Ph.D. Artist, Writer, Teacher, Traveler

The Sky’s the Limit: Elevating and Energizing Your Art Program

In Art Education, we strive to cultivate a learning environment that is both stimulating and safe. We provide creative experiences and cultivate empathy for future generations. Yet outside demands and pressures can take a toll. Together, we can develop strategies to advocate for our arts programs within our schools and the community. Growth in numbers and creative enthusiasm can be cultivated, leading to strengthening professional validation and value. As the creative economy looks to artists and educators for inspiration, we can navigate STEAM programs and corporate cultures without losing focus on our students and our ultimate purpose.

Friday night: PRIVATE EVENT just for you (spouses/SOs welcome)! at The Art Spirit Gallery! A fun filled evening with the gallery to ourselves, appetizers, refreshments, and art work to enjoy! 6-8pm10/5/19- Saturday Day: Master classes and workshops- Choose AHEAD between many options/various times/lengths/pricesSaturday Mid-Day: Awards Lunch and Business Meeting

"SEE US: Advocacy, Authenticity, Artistry"

Rocky Mountain High School, in Meridian, Idaho
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

Friday All Day- Hands on and Best practices Workshops

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 at Boise Art Museum! we had a fun filled evening with the museum to ourselves, appetizers, refreshments, and art projects to enjoy! Saturday Day: Master classes and workshops- Attendees chose AHEAD between many options/various times/lengths/pricesSaturday Mid-Day: Awards Lunch and Business Meeting Optional Sunday Workshop was offered-Enamel on Steel- w/ Keynote, Alisa Looney, enamelist/sculptor and John Killmaster, Master Enamelist.

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, Michael Feik, for hosting us at Rigby High School May 4th, 2019!!!

“Be Masterful”

  • Thank you to our Keynote Speaker- Daniel Borup, Artist and Educator from Shelley, Idaho
  • Thank you presenters & volunteers!
Rigby Spring Conference 2019 Schedule.pdf

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
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