K-12 Educator Resources

Art and Design

William Ganis, Chair

Art Lectures
Grace Pringle, Administrative Assistant
University Art Gallery


  • School Tours of Permanent Art Collection work on campus
    Tours are age appropriate for 4th to 12th grade students and address Indiana’s academic standards in the visual arts and Illinois’ fine arts learning standards. 
    Curatorial staff and students will discuss style, period, and cultural characteristics of a variety of artwork and/or analyze works based on subject matter or the elements of art and design principles.  
    Tours are free.  Funds for bus transportation are available on a first come first serve basis.  

    * Artwork in Stalker Hall - View work by internationally acclaimed Op Art artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, Pop Art icons Claes Oldenberg and Ed Paschke (Mr. Chicago), and Italian Futurist Joseph Stella
    * Artwork in Cunningham Memorial Library- Learn about prints by internationally renowned artists Fernand Léger and Diego Rivera, historic and contemporary landscapes by artists such as Otto Stark (Hoosier Group, early 20th Century) and Marikay Peter-Witlock (contemporary Chicago artist), and sculpture and two-dimensional works in a variety of mediums by ISU students and emeriti art faculty
    * Outdoor sculpture across ISU’s campus- Includes monumental steel sculptures such as Via Solaris by John Van Alstine, Runner by Doug Kornfeld, and Arthur’s Odyssey by Michael Dunbar
    * Works Progress Administration (New Deal)- Among the works featured are images of labor and poverty, rare Social Surrealist paintings about the rise of Fascism and industrialization, and prints by and about African Americans.   

    Grace Pringle, Administrative Assistant
    University Art Gallery

  • Art Day
  • Each year, the Department of Art at Indiana State University hosts Art Day. This event gives high school students the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting workshops held in the studios and lecture rooms of the Department of Art at Indiana State University.
  • All workshops are conducted by ISU faculty and graduate students. Most of these workshops emphasize a hands-on approach to learning.
  •  To learn more about Art Day, contact the Department of Art and Design at (812) 237-3697 or email artdept@indstate.edu.