SUMMER INSTITUTES ON TEACHING THE HUMANITIES THROUGH ART
Teachers in grades 6–12 are invited to attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s weeklong institutes in the nation’s capital. Participants will join other educators from across the country in exploring the connections among American art and social studies, history, and English/language arts. Applicants may choose from two dates to attend: July 8–12 or July 22–26,2919. During the institutes, participants will receive a Teacher’s Tool Kit that includes color reproductions, classroom discussion and writing activities, project guidelines, and teaching strategies. The institutes will also provide behind-the-scenes experiences at the museum, access to featured technology, and more. Throughout the year, participants will be connected to a national network of institute alumni, as well as to museum staff for support in curriculum development. The cost of the program is $200 upon registration. Low-cost housing, graduate credit, and scholarships are available. Applications are due by March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (ET); registration deadline for accepted teachers is May 10, 2019. Scholarship applications are due by April 24, 2019. Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 2, 2019.
The Science Without Borders Challengeengages students around the world in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The challenge is sponsored by the Khaled bin Sultan Living OceansFoundation to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.
Despite strapped budgets, school leaders are not without options when it comes to providing students with access to high-quality arts education, according to a freely downloadable guide published in 2018 by the ArtsEducation Partnership and the National Association ofElementary School Principals.
Hosted by Artists Network, Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition is open to artists anywhere in the world who work with traditional, two-dimensional media. The competition has five categories: Portrait/Figure, Still Life/Interior, Landscape, Abstract/Experimental, and Animal/Wildlife. To be eligible for an award in the Student/Beginner Division, young artists aged 16 years and older must not have been enrolled in a post–high school art program for more than six years and may not have pursued art on their own or in workshops or lessons for more than six years. The competition has five categories: Portrait/Figure, Still Life/Interior, Landscape, Abstract/Experimental, and Animal/Wildlife.