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EIU Tarble Arts Center

School Programs

Education and outreach programming designed for public school populations is a major focus for the Tarble Arts Center. These programs serve as a valuable classroom resource for east-central Illinois schools. They are funded in part by Tarble Arts Center membership contributions, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and other co-sponsors as listed. 

 

Fall Semester

Bernie

Berni Searle, Home and Away, 2003, Color Video, 6.24 minutes, Collection of the Speed Art Museum,
Louisville, Kentucky, Gift of New Art Collectors 

Junior/Senior High Art Explorations

The Tarble Arts Center is offering an Art Explorations Program for area junior and senior high students and teachers free of charge again this fall. The program will be offered 11:00am-1:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 2nd to November 1st, 2018. This year, the Junior-Senior High Art Explorations Program will focus onIn the Eye of the Beholder, co-curated by Rehema Barber, Director and Chief Curator of the Tarble Arts Center and Erin J. Gilbert, Curator of African-American manuscripts, Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

Over the two-and-a-half-hour visit: students will tour the exhibition, engage in inclusive critical conversations about the artworks, be exposed to new vocabulary and concepts, and create an original artwork using challenging techniques and materials. 

If you and your students would like to participate in this Junior-Senior High Art Explorations Program, please contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or (217) 581-2787 to register.  Registration will be accepted through September 21st or until program dates are filled. To ensure a quality experience, group size is limited to approximately 25 students.

The Explorations program is facilitated in collaboration with Eastern Illinois University’s Undergraduate Art Education program and partially underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. The Fall 2018 workshop was also partially supported by a supplemental grant from the Coles County Arts Council.

 

Spring Semester

White Wolf

© Sue de Beer, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen

Fifth-Grade Explorations

The Tarble Arts Center is offering an Art Explorations Program for area fifth grade students and teachers free of charge again this spring. During their visit, students will tour the exhibition, engage in inclusive critical conversations about the artworks, be exposed to new vocabulary and concepts, and create an original artwork using challenging techniques and materials. 

If you and your students would like to participate in this Fifth Grade Art Explorations Program, please contact the Tarble Arts Center at tarble@eiu.edu or (217) 581-2787 to register.  Registration for this free program begins in December and will stay open until all program dates are filled. To ensure a quality experience, group size is limited to approximately 25 students.

The Explorations program is facilitated in collaboration with Eastern Illinois University’s Undergraduate Art Education program and is underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust.

Children’s Art Exhibition

The annual Children’s Art Exhibition is held at the Tarble Arts Center in late March through early April and provides an opportunity for area art teachers to showcase their programs. Organized in cooperation with the area art teachers, this exhibition features works in a variety of art media by area K-12th grade students. Exhibition participation packages are mailed to Art teachers in January

Download Forms Here:

CAE Teacher Packet

 

Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Traveling Children’s Exhibition

Each year, through a partnership with Consolidated Communications Inc., Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Traveling Children’s Exhibition, an exhibit of art selected from the annual Children’s Art Exhibition, is toured throughout east-central Illinois to showcase area school art programs, demonstrate the importance of the arts in the school curriculum, and encourage interest in the visual arts.
This program is sponsored by Consolidated Communications. 

 

Consolidated Communications Cultivating Creativity Children’s Art Exhibition 2018-2019

Tour Schedule

October 02- October 20, 2018

Effingham Public Library

200 N. 3rd St., Effingham

October 23- November 8, 2018

Shelby County State Bank

1009 Maine St., Windsor

November 10- December 6, 2018

Cross County Mall

700 Broadway Ave. East, Mattoon

December 8, 2018- January 3, 2019

Shelbyville Public Library

154 N. Broadway St., Shelbyville

January 5- January 24, 2019

First National Bank of Assumption

141 N. Chestnut St., Assumption

January 26- February 14, 2019

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library

2 W. Water St., Sullivan

February 16- March 7, 2019

Arcola First Bank

127 S. Oak St., Arcola

March 9- March 28, 2019

First Farmers Bank & Trust

12 W. Main St., Oakland

March 30- April 25, 2019

Prospect Bank (formerly: Edgar County Bank and Trust Co.)

101 S. Front St., Kansas

April 27- May 19, 2019

Paris Carnegie Public Library

207 S. Main St., Paris

May 21- June 13, 2019

Greenup Township Public Library

101 N. Franklin St., Greenup

June 15- July 7, 2019

Charleston Carnegie Public Library

712 6th St., Charleston

 

The 2018-19 Cultivating Creativity Awards Presentation and Reception will be held on August 24th, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at the Tarble Arts Center. More information will be available for this event as the exhibition draws to a close, but for now please save the date!

 

If you have any questions about the show or the schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us: 217-581-ARTS (2787) or at tarble@eiu.edu.

 

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Contact Information

Tarble Arts Center

2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2787
tarble@eiu.edu


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