Art Day

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Peru State College Art Day
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come join us on Peru State College’s sixth annual Art Day, an event for high school art students and their teachers! The day provides an opportunity for students to participate in fine arts and graphic design workshops; for teacher participation in a professional workshop with instructional input, guided and independent practice; teacher-led roundtable for addressing standards, curriculum innovations, and assessment approaches; and more!

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Click here for Spring 2023 High School Student Juried Art Exhibition Information

Click here for a printable Campus Map

2022 Peru State College Art Day Event Schedule

9:00 – 9:30 – Check in at Live Oak Room in the Student Center
9:30 – 11:55
Students / Teachers: – Choose three workshops:
Art Workshop 1 (Fine Art – with Professor Natalie Sisco )
Art Workshop 2 (3D Design – Sculpture Construction)
Art Workshop 3 (Graphic Design – with guest artist Logan Merz)
Art Workshop 4 (Book Binding - with Professor Susan Moore)
Art Workshop 5 (Creative Arts workshop - with guest artist Ann Brugenhemke)
Teacher's Roundtable Discussion (FOR TEACHERS ONLY)
12:00 – 1:00 Eat on campus at the Student Center for $7.50
1:15 – 2:00
Students: Choose One
Tour the Art Department with Peru State Art Majors
Art Scavenger Hunt on Campus
All Campus Tour
2:00 - 3:00 Farewells and Depart for Home

Student Workshop Descriptions (Teachers are welcome to join any of the following workshops)

Fine Art Workshop

Metal Work with Professor Natalie Sisco
Explore the creative art and craft of embossing designs in metal work.

3D Design Workshop

Sculpture Building with Peru State Students
Introduction to three dimensional design and basic design principles through the construction of sculptures. This year, students are eager to introduce the creative works of paper folding and molding to create design without the use of line.

Graphic Design Workshop

Art Designing with Logan Merz
Introduction to design fundamentals through the craft of designing in Adobe Illustrator.

Art Workshop 4

Book Binding with Professor Susan Moore
Introduction of the kettle stitch in binding your papers together to create your own sketchbooks or journals. No experience required, and no materials required.

Art Workshop 5

Guest Artist Ann Brugenhemke
See behind the scenes of the artistic thought process and methods of creation.

Teacher’s Roundtable Discussion (FOR TEACHERS ONLY)

In this teacher-lead networking session, share ideas on how best to address the State of Nebraska Fine Arts Standards, innovations in curriculum, and approaches to assessment.

Spring 2023 High School Student Juried Art Exhibition Reception - Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Submissions are welcome from all freshman – senior high school art students. Each student is allowed three submissions. Your art work may have been created either for a class or independently, but must have been completed during your high school career. All submissions are free.
Each student is allowed up to three submissions (either 2D, 3D or Digital).

Categories include:

Graphic Design
3D (includes Sculpture and Ceramics)

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Please note! For your 2D or 3D submission to be accepted in the Art Day Exhibition, it MUST fit the following criteria:

2D Work (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Photography)

–Matted with gray or black board –or— framed with glass/plexiglass
–No longer than 30” horizontally or vertically
–Back must be wired and ready to hang


3D Work (includes Sculpture and Ceramics)

–No larger than 24” in any direction

Include the following information on the back of 2D work or on 3D work:
First and last name
High school
Name of High school art teacher
High school art teacher’s email
Title of work
Year work was completed

Juried Art Exhibition Awards:

Grand Prize: 1/2 tuition covered for first year (approximately $3,200 Scholarship) for in-coming freshman art major/minor
2nd Place:
$2,000 Scholarship for in-coming freshman art major/minor
3rd Place:
$1,500 Scholarship for in-coming freshman art major/minor


Susan Moore, Peru State College Assistant Professor of Fine Art
Ken Curtis, Peru State College Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Please note! Students attending the reception will collect their art work to take home after the Art Day Juried Awards Ceremony.

Directions to Peru State College

From Omaha/Nebraska City:
Take US-75 S to NE-67 S (turn left)
Take NE-67 S to NE-64 G Spur (turn left)
Continue on Park Ave
Park in commuter/visitor lot across from Art building, AV Larson,
brick building just south of the Little Red School House