Peru State College Art Day – Wednesday October 27th, 2021, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2021 Peru State College Art Day Teacher Schedule
|9:00 - 9:15 a.m.||Check in & Welcome||AV Larson Art Gallery|
|9:15 - 10:00 a.m.||Artist Talk with Katrina Swanson||AV Larson Art Gallery|
|10:05 – 12:10 p.m.|
|Teachers: - Choose 2 workshops:||Art Workshop 1 (Fine Art – with guest artist Katrina Swanson)||AVL 020 Painting Lab|
|Art Workshop 2 (3D Design – Sculpture Construction)||AVL 000 Sculpture Lab|
|Art Workshop 3 (Graphic Design – with guest artist Logan Merz)||AVL 114 Graphic Art Lab|
|Art Workshop 4 (Art of Cartooning - with guest artist Paul Fell)||AVL 101 Drawing Lab|
|12:15 – 1:00 p.m.||Eat on campus at the Café for $7.00||Student Center|
|1:00 - 1:30 p.m.||Meet and greet current Peru State Art Majors and tour the Art department||AV Larson Art Gallery|
|1:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Teachers:|
|Teacher-lead Roundtable for networking and discussing standards, curriculum, and assessment||AV Larson Art Gallery|
|3:00 p.m.||Farewells and Depart for Home||AV Larson Art Gallery|
Teacher’s Target, Method, Match Workshop Description
Art of Cartooning
Lead by Paul Fell, Nationally recognized Cartoonist and former Peru State Art Faculty
Learn the basics of designing cartoon characters and writing for a 3-4 panel comic strip.
Instructional Input will provide:
Project ideas for
–Using cartoons to give simple directions
–Creating images to illustrate descriptive words and clichés
–Illustrating fairy tales, legend, and poems/song lyrics
–Creating comics based on jokes or humorous quotes
Guided Practice will provide:
Demonstration and hands-on experience of basic cartooning and comic strip writing techniques
–Faces and facial expressions
–Basic geometric forms as a foundation for creating cartoon characters
–Showing motion, emotion, and exaggeration in cartoon
–Telling a comic strip story in 3-4 panels
–Using comic strip to give directions on how to do everyday tasks
Independent Practice will provide:
Sample lessons from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists to spark interdisciplinary activities, projects, and discussions for your students.
Teachers, please note!
–Cartoon Workshop for Teachers will meet the State of Nebraska Fine Arts Standards.
–You will receive a certificate to document your completion of the Teachers’ Workshop.
Please ask your school if your participation will count as professional development credit for your portfolio/tenure.
Teacher’s Roundtable Description
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.
Art Day Juried Exhibition
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).
3D (includes Sculpture and Ceramics)
Please note! For your 2D or 3D submission to be included in the Art Day Juried 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/plexi-glass
–No longer than 30” horizontally or vertically
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
Name of High school art teacher
High school art teacher’s email
Title of work
Year work was completed
Art Day Juried Exhibition Awards:
Grand Prize: 1/2 tuition covered for first year (approximately $3,500 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
Art Day Jurors:
Paul Fell, Nationally recognized Cartoonist and former Peru State Art Faculty
Susan Moore, Peru State College Professor of Fine Art
Ken Curtis, Peru State College Professor of Graphic Design
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 lot across from Art building, AV Larson,
brick building just south of the Little Red School House