Fall Conference Resources
Link for Jessica Balsley's Keynote
Link for iPad App Presentation by Marcia Thompson
Link for Janet Moore Presentation information:
Faces and Places
Art and Nature
October 24-25, 2013
Christ Cathedral - Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Call for all artists to submit art for the WAEA Membership Exhibit!
Conference Related Course
"Out of the Ordinary, Out of the Bag"!
Pack your bags (you might want to bring extras) for the 2013 Fall Wisconsin Art Education Association Conference "Out of the Ordinary, Out of the Bag"!
Hands-on Keynote presentation by B Able To, Inc. CEO, inventor, entrepreneur, and art educator Kathryn Rulien-Bareis, www.bableto.com. You will have an opportunity to catch up with art friends during lunch (bagged lunches will be provided each day of the conference). Eau Claire Sculpture Tour, on site Gallery with the Membership Show, this conference is sure to please!
Jessica Balsley is a passionate art educator, graduate instructor, wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She is most well known as the founder of "The Art of Education" (www.theartofed.com), a popular online professional development resource for art teachers. Jessica loves to share her wealth of experience gained serving as a K-5 Art Teacher in the second fastest growing school district in Iowa. There, she also served as her district's Art Department Coordinator for three years, designing and implementing professional development for the K-12 Art Team, while simultaneously teaching graduate courses as an adjunct instructor for local college and writing for Arts and Activities Magazine. Jessica has served on the Art Educators of Iowa board and worked on several committees including planning the 2011 AEI State Conference and is on NAEA’s IRG Committee. Today, Jessica lives in Osage, IA with her husband Derek and their 2 year old daughter, Nora.
While writing her Master’s Thesis on Professional Development for Art Teachers, Jessica realized that art teachers needed and deserved more when it came to their professional development. She decided to stop sitting on the sidelines and do something about it. Thus, her current endeavor (where she is now devoted to full time) The Art of Education, was born. Jessica provides "Ridiculously Relevant™ Professional Development" to Art Educators all around the world, including a robust catalog of 14+ online degree-level classes for Art Teachers, an online magazine which offers free daily articles, lesson plans, tips, tricks, videos, and discussions about the hottest issues in art education. With a down to earth and realistic approach, Jessica continues on her lifetime goal of empowering art teachers to thrive in their profession, to reignite their passion for teaching, and help art educators discover small tweaks they can make in their teaching to change their life and career for the better.
As a conference we would love to take a creative look into adaptive art and special needs lessons and hands on activities, we would love for you to present! Look for our Baggie Brilliant presenter proposal sheets at the Fall 2012 Conference.
Hope to see you in 2013!
Kathy and Jen