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The 34th Annual Media & Methods in Art Education

Eastern Illinois University art educators invite you to the 34th Annual Media and Methods in Art Conference on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The conference attendees can receive either graduate credit or professional development hours. The 34th Annual Media and Methods Conference will feature nine hands-on workshops exploring a variety of art media, art techniques, grade levels, and audiences.  The Conference format allows participants to attend three, one hour and forty-five minute, hands-on workshops — one morning session and two afternoon sessions. All workshops have limited enrollment and we encourage you to register early. In organizing the conference, we try to offer a wide range of workshops incorporating elementary, middle-level and high school media and methods. Content from most workshops can be modified to be appropriate for a particular academic level.

The conference was begun in 1985 with the cooperation of the Eastern Illinois University Art Department and the School of Adult and Extended Learning. Available for participants is either one-semester hour of graduate college credit (additional graduate tuition costs) or Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPDH). In addition to our regular Conference sponsors, this year’s Conference is partially funded by a generous donation from the Central Region of Illinois Art Education Association. To encourage professionalism in art teachers, we offer a special registration discount for Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) members. The registration fee will be $85 for IAEA members. We believe in the value of active participation in the profession of art education. One excellent way of becoming more informed about the profession is by membership in the only professional art education organization in the state, the Illinois Art Education Association. Please join us for a day of engaging hands-on workshops, collegial fellowship, and lesson plan exchange.

Graduate Credit or Continuing Professional Development Hours

One semester – hour of graduate college credit

Conference participants are eligible to earn one semester-hour of graduate college credit. Participants must pay applicable graduate admission, tuition and fees (in addition to conference registration fee), attend all conference breakout workshops and the short informational meeting at 3:50 regarding additional course requirements, and complete additional coursework as assigned by Dr. Patricia Belleville.

To register or for more information on the graduate credit option, please contact the Office of Extension and Conference Services, School of Extended Learning, 1-800-446-8918 or 217-581-5114, or email

Please direct coursework-related questions to Dr. Patricia Belleville at

CPDH credit will be available for attending this conference. Eastern Illinois University is an approved provider of recertification credits. This conference is an excellent opportunity to earn CPDH towards recertification. Teachers will receive 5.25 CPDH hours for attending the conference.

Questions about the graduate credit course, CPDH credit, and general conference questions should be directed to the Office of Extension and Conference Services, School of Extended Learning, or 217-581-5114), fax (217-581- 6697), e-mail

Conference Registration

Registration Fee

$90 (IAEA members $85, students $60 with current I.D.)

Fees include all materials, lunch and continental breakfast.

Cancellation Policy

If you register and cannot attend, a partial refund will be made, provided cancellation is made by February 12th, midnight. Refunds will not be processed after that date. You may send a substitute in your place.

For more information call 800-446-8918 or 217-581-5114 or email

The Conference schedule is as follows:

8:00 - 9:00 Registration, continental breakfast (art wing of the Doudna)

9:00 - 10:45 Session 1 concurrent workshops

11:00 - 12:15 Lunch (Tarble Arts Center Atrium)

12:15 - 2:00 Session 2 concurrent workshops

2:05 - 3:50 Session 3 concurrent workshops

3:50 - 4:30 Receive information about CPDH credit or College Credit (art wing of the Doudna)

Click here to read more about the sessions. Register online here or print a mail ready form here. 

To review past lesson plans, click here.

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Contact Information

School of Extended Learning

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-5114

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