Search
News
View full story chiyuliao.jpg

Story: Sep 26, 2014

CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art...

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

View full story croppedrusso.jpg

Story: Sep 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

View details Lunch On Fridays: Haishan Deng

Events: Oct 03, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Haishan Deng

View Link

Social: a day ago via Facebook

Rachel Lamping '14 won first place and the audience favorite award at the California International Animation Festival 2014 for her 2D animation, "Different Not ...

View full story tinacassar.jpg

Story: Sep 16, 2014

CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibit...

View details CIA Portfolio Day

Events: Oct 11, 2014

CIA Portfolio Day

View full story dormdeckyoga.jpg

Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

View details A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

Events: Oct 18, 2014 @ William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH

A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

View details tCX8UDuuP1Q.jpg

Blog: Sep 30, 2014

Bound by Flesh (2012) trailer

View full story liberal-artscma.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details Unruly Engagements Conference

Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

News . Feature Stories . Grad's Eco Book Wins National Teacher's Award

News

December 31, 2010

Grad's Eco Book Wins National Teacher's Award

An ecology coloring book by CIA illustration grad Kelsey Lyon has won a Teacher's Choice Award.

Grad's Eco Book Wins National Teacher's Award

A Cleveland Institute of Art graduate's coloring and ARTivity book has won a 2011 Teachers' Choice Award for the Family from Learning magazine.

Kelsey Lyon '10 illustrated the Ecology & Me Coloring and ARTivity Book as part of an illustration class project during her senior year. She and her classmates lavishly illustrated an entire line of coloring and activity books for the Cleveland-based company Creativity for Kids, a division of Faber-Castell USA.

"I was so excited when I learned about this award and now I'm kind of humbled by it all," said Lyon. She said the project was demanding, especially on top of her other assignments, but rewarding at the same time. "I'm very passionate about the environment, ecology, and recycling, so working on this book was a lot of fun."

Lyon now works as a designer, illustrator, and project manager for Parma, Ohio-based Creative Resources, which designs gift packaging for the gourmet food and gift industry.

When the books were published last year, Creativity for Kids co-founder Phyllis Brody said, "We found it very inspirational to work with the CIA students. It was wonderful to see how the students took the ideas even further than we had expected and really developed comprehensive concepts."

According to Learning, children's products nominated for the Teachers' Choice awards are evaluated by teachers who are also parents on the basis of their value for continued learning at home. Teachers measure the products based on educational value, originality and creativity, ease of use, safety and durability, and interest level and motivation for children.

Click here for more information about the Teachers' Choice Award for the Family and to see the 2010 winners. The 2011 winners-including Lyon's book-will be featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Learning and will be featured on the magazine's website for one year.

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

Join us tomorrow @ 12:15p for a free presentation featuring young pros from @GM Design Center. Free pizza + bevs! http://t.co/z4gf8MO6d5

5 days ago via Twitter

Sign up for our alumni + friends newsletter

Arrow

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.