A little about Maddie: "I am a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education K-12. I am currently in my second year teaching K-5 Art at the Hudson School District and I couldn’t be happier!
My favorite thing about teaching art is watching my students express themselves and building positive relationships with them. When I was a student, my art teacher always brightened my day. They were a person I always looked up to. I hope I can be someone to my students that makes their day better as my teacher did for me."
Good afternoon, WAEA Members! Our board president Leah Keller is working extremely hard with Ellen Scharfenberg and Jana Strobel our conference coordination chairs to make sure everything is ready, running and AMAZING! We will roll out the conference website and registration very soon, but right now we want to share some of the vendors that will be sponsoring our conference and presenting resources to attendees. Universities, museums, and supply vendors are all ready to meet you this October!
About Julia Genrich Calvert
Julia graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Art Education, and completed a Masters Degree in Art Education from the University of Eastern Illinois in 2019. Julia is currently working in the Monroe School District at Parkside Elementary, teaching kindergarten through fifth grade.
In the classroom, Julia loves to teach young artists about a variety of different mediums. She also collaborates with her department to secure grants through WAEA and Educators in Excellence that expands her curriculum to include more robust printing, fibers, and glass units. Her favorite part about teaching is watching students overcome creative challenges and become proud, kind, confident learners. Julia really enjoys working with the students and staff in Monroe and is proud to be a Cheesemaker!
Outside of the classroom, Julia enjoys creating her own art, skiing, hiking, and visiting art museums with her husband, Devon! They are both looking forward to a post-pandemic world where they can travel much more.
About Mandy Culver
We are excited to announce the details for the Sixth Annual Student Art Contest sponsored by WEA member Benefits and the WEA Member Benefits Foundation.
This year's theme is Be You. Building people up through artistic expression.
Attached is a flyer you can share with other art teachers, public educators, school guidance counselors, psychologists, and social workers who may work with students who many benefit from the therapeutic process of creating art.
The general information about the contest is included on the flyer and more details can be found online at weabenefits.com/studentartcontest.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the WEA Art Contest Contact at email@example.com
An Announcement from your Wisconsin Youth Art Month Chair, Beth Dobberstein:
Greetings Art Teachers,
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the 2021 Youth Art Month Regional Shows. Click on the link below, and then click on your region in the navigation to see the work. You will notice that the artworks that have the yellow badges next to them are the state exhibit qualifiers. The State Exhibit has been updated and is posted below! Students who win state awards have been identified in the virtual state show. A prize package will be directly sent to their homes. If you did not provide their full address, their prize package will be sent to your school.
This year, all certificates (state and regional) will be digital. Links to the printable certificates are located below. A beautiful Youth Art Month Proclamation letter from the Governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers will be mailed to each of your students.
I want to thank each of our Regional Vice Presidents: Andrea Worthey, Mandy Zdrale, Quenton Brown, Jill Fortin and Sarah Fredrickson for spending numerous hours uploading the artwork for their regional shows and a HUGE thank you to Sarah Fredrickson for putting it all together. I also wish to thank Dani Graf, WAEA Treasurer for helping behind the scenes with making phone calls for donations, etc and to the WAEA President, Devon Calvert for providing encouragement throughout this crazy time.
Thank you ALL for participating in this event!
Please share this link.....everywhere!
2021 YAM WAEA Virtual Exhibit
Youth Art Month Chair
About Casey Kemper
About Amy Greathead
In May of 2016, Amy graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where she received her BA in Art and Design Education along with an Art History minor. While in college, she traveled with the Blugold Marching Band to Italy, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Amy also worked in a custom sewing shop every summer and her university’s costume shop where she learned how to sew everything from ball gowns to yurts.
After graduation, she taught art at Merrill Elementary School in Beloit, WI, her first three years. In the summer of 2019, Amy moved to Madison to live closer to family and began teaching in the Mount Horeb Area School District at the Early Learning and Primary Centers (K-2nd Grade) that fall. So far this school year she has been teaching completely virtually through recorded lessons on her YouTube channel and live art classes with students during the day.
Every quarter Amy has planned and prepped 10 weeks’ worth of art materials for every one of her 480 students in art folders and kits that they use at home with her lessons. At school she uses Artsonia as an online art gallery for students and families and as a fundraising tool to help buy extra art supplies. Amy is also a member of the PBIS Committee at her schools and the best Related Arts Team around!
Outside of the classroom, she tries to keep up with her art teacher Instagram and make her own art. Sometimes she makes her own clothing and jewelry in her signature rainbow palette. Other times Amy throws on her wheel in her home ceramic studio and make gifts for family and friends. She also loves collecting film cameras and everything Crayola.
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