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NSU to host 2013 Arts Education Institute
ABERDEEN, S.D. – In three weeks, South Dakota educators will come to Northern State University to take part in the 2013 Arts Education Institute.

NSU is hosting the 14th annual Arts Education Institute Monday through Thursday, July 15-18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. So far, 60 educators from across the state are signed up, and registrations will be accepted up to the starting date. 
Hands-on art and music workshops will be held in Northern’s Dacotah Hall, Spafford Hall and Krikac Auditorium, including:

• Watercolor Fundamentals
• Equipment-Free Fibers
• 3-D Alternative Methods
•  Visual Thinking Strategies
• Connecting Common Core and the Music Classroom
• Mold Making and Casting
• Ceramic Sculpture
• Alternative Photography Techniques
• Japanese Experience for the Classroom
• Music Learning Theory – Integrated in the Arts

 Instructors will include faculty members from the NSU School of Fine Arts: Peter Kilian, Sara Christensen Blair, Wendy van Gent, Greg Blair and Nadya Preszler.
Open to all South Dakota teachers and administrators prekindergarten-12th grade, the institute is sponsored by the South Dakota Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts, South Dakota Alliance for Arts Education and NSU. It is offered for up to two graduate, undergraduate or recertification credits at a cost is $40 per credit. Residential participants stay in air-conditioned suites in NSU’s Kramer Hall, with rooms available Sunday-Thursday night for $25 per night.