Stacey Hein is a 2010 graduate from
UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Art Education and Ceramics. For 6 years Stacey taught K-6 at Oakfield Elementary. For the past 4 years, Stacey has been teaching grades 6-12 at Markesan Middle/High School -- which is also her hometown district. Her high school courses are typically filled with Ceramics and Glass Art, which are areas of interest for her students. This past month, Ceramic 3 students worked on a raku firing. Students created masks, lanterns and tiles with the opportunity to use the more traditional raku glazes or to use horse hair. Students spent an entire day firing their creations!
Beyond the art room, Stacey has been an active member with the Wisconsin Art Education Association by attending and presenting at many conferences, creating artwork in her studio "Salemville Studios" where she focuses on ceramic works that incorporate a variety of textures, and collaborating with fellow artists several times a year to work on her personal art skills.
Good morning, Art Educators! We have posted our 2020 Vision Conference Brochure as well as a link to the conference website.** We are excited to announce that the Wisconsin Art Education Association will be collaborating with all of the fantastic art education associations listed above! There will be many sessions for project ideas and techniques provided by vendors as well - just not set up at the big long tables we know and love.
This is a unique opportunity for professional development, personal networking, and exercising your teaching and learning muscles to gain new knowledge and experiences - all safely from your desk at home or school!
Registration will be open in September for all members.
**The website will not be fully accessible to the public until registration opens on September 15th.
Born and Raised in Eau Claire Wisconsin, I received my Bachelors degree in Art and Design Education with a Minor in Art History from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in December of 2017. After Graduation I spent a semester getting my feet wet subbing in the Eau Claire and Fall Creek School Districts, before taking my current position as an elementary art teacher in the Wausau School District. In my role I travel between two wonderful schools and teach students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. As an art teacher I have had the opportunity to receive a grant to fund a paper making project to help connect my students with the local paper making industry, lead a school mural club, and present at the WIRED conference on the use of seesaw. In my free time I enjoy gardening, kayaking, and of course creating art!
Art Teacher of the month for June is Becca Handy, a K-12 art teacher in Alma Center Humbird Merrillan
I am a first year K-12 art teacher that focuses on holistic teaching and accepting others. I am originally from Sparta, WI. I graduated college in 2019 from UW-Stout. I'm currently employed through the school district of Alma-Center Humbird Merrillan.
Please join the fun and share with your students!
VIRTUAL ALL ARTS DAY at Oconto Falls Elementary School is for EVERYONE!
The goal of this day is to provide enrichment and awareness of the four Fine Arts for students in grades 4K-5. Dance, Theater, Music and Art are the focus for the entire day! (Virtual responses are only art & music this year though.)
With the "safer at home" order issued, the challenge was to still provide this opportunity to our students, and potentially even more students throughout the country, given its virtual format. I'd like to share this out so you can provide this for your students too. There are 10 presenters. Each video is about 20 minutes long. Some are interactive, some are observation only.
Please enjoy and share!
5K-5 Art Specialist
Oconto Falls Elementary School
Angie Szabo from Fort Atkinson High School
I am both an art educator and artist. My passion for the arts began in the quiet moments of childhood, was fostered by amazing art teachers, and has followed me into adulthood through a career and personal life defined by the visual arts. I am a high school art teacher, the wife of a talented Native American Artist, mother to three talented little artists, a member of the Black Hawk Artists, an advisor to the FAHS chapter of National Art Honor Society, and an active member of the local art community.
Come Enjoy a Day at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts before the NAEA Convention!
Minnetonka Center for the Arts in conjunction with the NAEA convention planned an awesome “Day at the Art Center” as a pre-convention offering. The classes are with some of our top instructors and many feature great techniques and art processes that you can bring into the classroom—not to mention that you will have a great time making art!
There are a variety of mediums available:
Truly something for everyone! Our instructors are open to talking about their teaching methods and materials, including, for example, tips on running a ceramic studio or how to start a printmaking club.
Unfortunately, even though there were a number of registrations, the convention didn’t feel they could cover the cost of the transportation with their initial registration numbers and canceled their involvement. But we are not giving up!
We have a fantastic day planned and are opening it up to a wider audience. These workshops are open to convention-goers, teachers, teacher wannabes, and art enthusiasts.
All materials are included in the cost, so all you have to do is register and show up!
Attached is a PDF giving program details. You can also view this information online, as well as be directed to online registration. Any questions, or to register by phone, you can call our Registrars at 952-473-7361 x. 160.
Adult Program Director
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
P: 952-473-7361, extension 130
I am Kelly Betz and I am a 2012 graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a BFA-Art Education. I have taught for the School District of Greenfield since 2013, teaching at Glenwood Elementary since 2013, Greenfield High School from 2016-2018, and Greenfield Middle School since 2018.
Through my dedication and commitment to teaching art, I took a part-time position and expanded it to full time. Throughout my years with Greenfield, I have pushed my students to be reflective, independent problem solvers; growing their creative skills and personal voices. I strive to make proud thinkers making changes in their world in whatever way they can. Students create work so they can show their growth and reflect on and be proud of what they made themselves, connect to community outreach by doing Milwaukee Empty bowls, and creating stop motion animations with partners focusing on stories students develop together.
I pride myself on innovating and expanding my curriculum with the integration of other subjects and technology and connecting with my students through pop culture and sarcasm. When I am not creating ideas for teaching, I am spending time watching movies/TV, experimenting and honing my own artistic skills, or playing video games with my husband, Kellen, who is also a teacher, and our small dog, Willy. Please feel free to follow me on social media to see more of my students' work, for I cannot do it justice with words. Twitter: @Glenwood_Art and Instagram: @betz_paint_splatters
I have twenty years experience as a professional artist and arts educator. I received my BFA in Ceramics from the university of Nebraska-Lincoln, and my MFA in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1996. I received my K12 art certification from Cardinal Stritch. I had the pleasure of teaching Ceramics at Pius XI high school for six years before joining The Alliance School of Milwaukee, a small MPS charter high school where I developed the visual arts program designed to support LGBT, marginalized and at-risk youth. I was trained in restorative practices by Jamie Williams and Oscar Reed the founders of The Restorative Way. I incorporate storytelling, art making, handwork and restorative methods to empower students to share their stories as a way to cultivate their personal voice and build community. This past year I co-presented, "I Can Tell A Story.....Building Community using Art Making and Restorative Practices" at the IIRP (International Institute for Restorative Practices) World Conference in Kortijk, Belgium.
I will be co-presenting a hands on workshop next month for the NAEA Conference in Minneapolis and will travel to Sassari, Italy to present at the European Forum on Restorative Justice Conference in June.
I am a past recipient of the Milwaukee County Emerging Artist Grant and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators, "Black Educator of the Year" award. I have co-facilitated Restorative Practices training for students, staff and educators at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin Art Education Association and for the National Council On Education For The Ceramic Arts.
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