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February Twitter Chat People's Choice
February is a people's choice #wiartchat so direct message me (Jeanne Bjork) @bellafiore3 your choices...what do you want to discuss? Next chat Feb 1st
Art Educator of the Month Nominate Someone You Know Today!
Do you know an art educator who has been especially "rockin' it" this past month? If so consider nominating them to be featured here and on all our social media sites as WAEA Art Educator of the Month! Download the PDF here for more details.
January Art Educator of the Month
Sarah Fredrikson is this month's Art Educator of the Month. Click here to learn more about Sarah.
December Art Educator of the Month
Charlotte Doro is this month's Art Educator of the month. Click here to learn more about Charlotte.
November Art Educator of the Month
Katie Black has been nominated as November Art Educator of the month. To learn more details about Katie click here.
Tiffany Beltz and WI YAM Honored!
Congratulations to Tiffany Beltz and Wisconsin Youth Art Month for being
recognized with the Claire Flanagan Award by the Council for Art Education. To be eligible for recognition, state chairpersons submitted documentation of their Youth Art Month Programs. Documentation was evaluated across a variety of key categories, based on predetermined criteria.
Awards will be presented to the recipients at the 2017 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, March 2-4 in New York. Sponsored nationally by The Council for Art Education, Youth Art Month is an annual observance, typically in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. Youth Art Month provides a forum for acknowledging the imagination, innovation, and creative skills that a visual arts experience can nurture. Across the country, students, teachers and communities direct attention to the value of a visual arts education that develops divergent and critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and technical, communication, and expressive skills.
To find out more about Youth Art Month or to participate in Youth Art Month activities, contact your state chairperson, state art education association, or The Council for Art Education at www.councilforarteducation.org.
For more information contact Susan Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the full press release here.
Fall Newsletter is Posted
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Important Dates to Remember 2016-17
WAEA on Social Media
Mini Grant Available for WAEA Members
If you are a NAEA/WAEA member, this grant is for you. WAEA was a recipient of the Heart of Canal Street grant from the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. The grant is enabling us to distribute money for art supplies for worthy causes. This January, you can submit the grant form with your project and get a gift card for $100.00! Click here to download the application.
Youth Art Month Coming Soon!
How will you get involved with Youth Art Month in Wisconsin?
The flag contest winners have been chosen. Click here to learn who won and find out other ways to get involved with Youth Art Month Celebrations.
Remember March is Designated Nationally as Youth Art Month
Please see all details on YAM here.
Welcome to New e-ArtTimes Editor
Welcome to Jana Strobel as the new e-ArtTimes editor. Jana replaces Frank Juarez, the interim editor.
Jana Strobel earned her B.F.A with an emphasis in Graphic design from UW-Stevens Point and her Masters in Art Education from Concordia University – Mequon. She is a secondary art educator at Watertown High School since 2005. Jana also enjoys being a freelance photographer and graphic designer. At Watertown High school Jana teaches darkroom and digital photography, advanced photography, foundations art, drawing, computer art, and wearable art. Jana has been teaching dance to students between the ages of 2 to 18 for more than 15 years with the Watertown Blue Revue. Jana and her husband Tim have two adorable daughters, Addison (age 7) and Kinsley (age 4). Tim is co-owner of a large dairy farm in Watertown. Addison and Kinsley love to dance, do art projects, sing, play piano, and do puzzles. She looks forward to sharing her passion and knowledge of art with other art educators.
NAEA ESSA Implementation News
NAEA has posted a detailed guide to ESSA Implementation. It is posted on the NAEA tab of this website under NEWS. Please click the tab or this link for details.
NAEA17 NYC Conference Buzz Is Building
Momentum is building for the 2017 NAEA National Convention, March 2-4, in NYC! Registration is open, great speakers (including Jeff Koons!) are booked, outstanding museums are offering us FREE admission, and HUNDREDS of sessions and workshops are being scheduled at this moment! Are you excited? We are!
NAEA is reaching out to art educators worldwide to inform them of the excellent opportunities available only at the 2017 NAEA National Convention. However, your connection with colleagues in your state is vital in informing and inspiring them to be an important part of their national, professional Convention.
Help spread the excitement, offer encouragement, and set registration in motion for art educators in your state with these 2017 NAEA National Convention resources:
Resource Bundle (download all of the resources listed below at once): http://naeaworkspace.org/conv17/NAEA17_Toolkit.zip
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• Registration Form
• Letter of Support
• “Make Your Case” PDF
• Museum Discounts
• Link to 2017 NAEA National Convention Web Pages
Thank you so much for sharing this information through your state association’s website, publications, e-mail, social media, and beyond! If we can offer additional promotional resources, please contact us.
See you in New York!
Christie Castillo | Member Services and Database Operations Manager
P: 703-889-1287 direct | F: 703-860-2960 | E: email@example.com
Bold & Bright 2016 WAEA Fall Conference
Registration opens Septmber 1st for the Fall Conference. You can download information here. REGISTER using the button below.
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