Coming October 2019!

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