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WAEA Board Members Meet in Wausau
The first weekend in May was a busy one for new and outgoing WAEA Board members as they convened in Wausau, WI to celebrate the past year and to prepare for 2018-19 school year. There were many fabulous accomplishments saluted during the weekend including the wonderful Youth Art Month festivities held throughout the state, the cool regional professional development being offered and much more. Members of the board also had the opportunity to create art during their tour of the Leigh Yawkey Art Center. They used the fantastic printmaking studio spaces and created beautiful linocut prints. Wausau promises to be an outstanding venue for the fall conference. Congratulations to the new board members. Check back here soon for more on the 2018-19 Board. To see some of the dates planned visit the Calendar page.
Save the date! Fall Conference coming soon!! October 25-26 in Wausau, WI
The fall conference dates and location have been announced. Mark your calendars for October 25th and 26th 2018 at the Westwood Conference Center in Wausau. The theme is Art for All. Featured speakers will include: Bob Reeker, NAEA-Western Region Vice President , Nic Hahn, MiniMatisse Blogger from Minnesota and Mrs. Jeanne, an author and illustrator from Wisconsin. It will be a fantastic conference. Start planning your presentations and plan to attend. More details will be coming soon!
Click here to learn more about the 2018 Fall Conference Page is still a design-in-progress.
NAEA 2018 in Seattle Was Really Special
A number of WAEA members attended the Spring NAEA National Art Education Conference in Seattle recently. They had nothing but glowing things to say. For those who have never been to a national conference it is truly worth the expense and effort to get there.
Here are a few thoughts:
From Tiffany Beltz, WAEA President
Seattle was a fantastic location for the 2018 NAEA Convention. Beautiful city, wonderful people, amazing ideas, fabulous art, and lasting connections made over the course of four days. I am feeling inspired and renewed and can't wait for Boston 2019!
From Devon Calvert, WAEA President Elect
As always, the NAEA Convention was outstanding! Where else can you find keynote speaker Nick Cave, 4,000+ art educators, art teachin' friends from around the country, and a Dale Chihuly museum all in one place!?
August Art Educator of the Month
Congratulations to the August art teacher of the month, Kaycie Peck . To Learn more about Peck click here.
July Art Educator of the Month
Congratulations to the July art teacher of the month, Joanne Raabe. To Learn more about Raabe click here.
June Art Educator of the Month
Congratulations to the June art teacher of the month, Bridget Kudrle. To Learn more about Kudrle click here.
May Art Educator of the Month
Congratulations to the May art teacher of the month, Gee Gee Jannene. To Learn more about Jannene click here.
April Art Educator of the Month
Congratulations to the April art teacher of the month, Dunnell Kendrick-Parker. To Learn more about Dunnell click here.
March Art Educator of the Month
Congratulations to the March art teacher of the month, Kayla Potts. To Learn more about Kayla click here.
February Art Educator of the Month
Congratulations to the February art teacher of the month, Jen Schutz. To Learn more about Jen click here.
January Art Educator of the Month
Congratulations to Laura Gruetzmacher the January Art Educator of the Month. To Learn more about Laura click here.
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.
WAEA 2018 Conference Proposals
WI DPI Announces Changes to Licensure
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is considering a number of changes to licensure rules. There are many ideas including:
Get to Know Your 2017-18 WAEA Board
The WAEA Board is nominated and elected by YOU the members of WAEA. How can we serve you? What are your needs? There are many leaders you can connect with through the BOARD Links on this site. Visit the WAEA Board webpage for emails to all our Board members. Never hesitate to ask a question or seek guidance for yourself, your students and your program.
Fall Newsletter is Posted
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Important Dates to Remember 2017-18
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YAM Flag Winners Announced
Visit the YAM page to see the Wisconsin YAM Flag Winners.
Fall 2017 Art With A Purpose Conference Was A