ART THROWDOWN: about

Date:
Sunday, October 2019

Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Lunch: 1:30 - 2:30

Location:
Niles West High School - Field House

Admission:
Suggested Donation: $5 suggested donation to purchase a Art Throwdown PIN
All proceeds support the IHSAE Scholarship & Programming Fund

Participation:
All city, suburban, public and private Illinois High School’s are eligible for participation. Schools may only register 1 team of 6 students to compete.


The IHSAE is very excited to bring Illinois high school art students the first live, head-to-head interscholastic visual arts competition. The First Annual IHSAE Art Throwdown aims at bringing students from Chicagoland area high schools together to engage in a different kind of art competition. Similar to a competitive reality show on television, each young artist will be faced with a hands-on, visually creative challenge: i.e. drawing when you cannot see your hands or the paper; drawing from live models; and working with a group of artists to construct a sculpture in 60 to 90 minutes challenges...

The idea is to bring a team of high school artists together, providing a live, art-making experience through the visual arts where friends, family, and the larger community can get a closer look at the creative process of the artist.

*modeled after Atlanta’s AHSAE Throwdown event  http://www.artthrowdown.com/