Shari Kosel
Arts South Dakota
Program & Communications Director
605-252-5979 ext. 1

Registration open for 19th annual Arts Education Institute

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

AEI offers an educational and fun-filled week of learning to infuse the arts into classrooms and curriculum development. This year hands-on art, theatre and music workshops offer many affordable opportunities for all Pre-K through 12th grade educators July 16-19 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. You DO NOT need to be an educator, everyone is encouraged to attend.

Workshops offered include Watercolor for Beginner & Intermediate Levels, Ukulele for Beginners, Gouache Plein Air Landscape Painting, Script to Stage: Conceptualization & Design for Theatrical Application, Choosing Repertoire for Young Singers, Google Apps & Web-based graphic software on Cloud, Screw Portraits, Elementary Music Methods-Creating & Improvisation in the Music Classroom, Papermaking, Printmaking, Moving & Grooving in Elementary General Music, Low Tech Printmaking for Clay, Introduction to 4-Harness Weaving, Magnified Butterfly Wings, Surface Design: Developing Digital Seamless Repeats for Design Applications, Basic Stained Glass for the Art Instructor, Lost Wax Casting Techniques, Secondary Music Methods-Exploring Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble Teaching, iPhotography: The Art of Mobile Photography, and Beginning Hand-Made Books

AEI is offered for two graduate, undergraduate or continuing education renewal credits. Information and registration is available at or by calling 605-252-5979 ext. 1. Class sizes are limited and registration fees increase after May 31.

AEI is sponsored by Arts South Dakota, the South Dakota Arts Council and Northern State University. South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts South Dakota is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization funded entirely by donor contributions and grants whose primary purpose is to advance the arts in South Dakota through service, education and advocacy. Arts South Dakota is a member of Americans for the Arts and its State Arts Action Network.