Newsletter of the Art Education Association of Indiana, Inc.
Index President’s Message........................................... 3 President Elect’s Message ................................. 5 Editor’s Message ................................................ 6 Call for Nominations ........................................... 7 YAM ............................................................. 10 - 11 Local Chair Welcome ........................................ 12 Convention Coordinator Welcome .................. 13
CONTACT is the newsle er of the Art Educa on Asso-‐ cia on of Indiana. It is published three mes a year, Spring, Fall, and Winter, and is mailed to all members of AEAI. The Fall Conven on issue is mailed to all art teachers in the state. You may submit ar cles by email or on disk (PC Format). Photographs and artwork must be accompanied by a release form. For all correspondence please include your name, address, phone number, e-mail and your school or business address. If you would like the items re-‐ turned, please send a SASE. Please send ar cles/ photos to:
Convention Schedule ................................ 16 - 18
Convention Session Descriptions ............ 20 - 30
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District Map ....................................................... 19
AEAI Artisans Gallery Information............ 34 - 35 Creating a Public Art Sculpture ................ 38 - 39 Lesson: Goldfish & Fish Bowls................. 40 - 41 Museum Division ....................................... 42 - 45 District Reports .......................................... 46 - 54 Division Reports ....................................... 56 - 62 AEAI Executive Council .................................... 63
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Fall 2013 Issue # 0813
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Published on 8/15/2013
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just got back from Western Region this year held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is always a great time, and one where states connect with each other to share information and concerns. This year was a leadership year where we spent the first day in sessions geared to increase our knowledge in specialized fields such as advocacy, grants, community, and organizational vibrancy. The delegates meetings begin the second day where we work on the details of NAEA position statements in the areas of students, art educators, curriculum, assessment, instruction, and relationships. I am including the link to the Western Region web-site which includes a power point on the position statements discussed and the state reports. I hope you take a look and see exactly what goes on at a delegates meeting. There is also a second PowerPoint with state reports (including ours), I think is always interesting to see what our neighbors are doing. (https://naea.digication.com/westernregion/ Summer_Leadership_and_Forum_2013) I also stopped in at St Mary’s of the Woods Art retreat for one day to see the beautiful work done by our members. They had 31 members this year. Check out some of the pictures our Facebook page. This is an event you do not want to miss. St. Mary’s of the Woods is a beautiful place with a serene atmosphere where you spend four days of intensive workshops. It is an art teachers dream, so mark your calendars for mid-July next year. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Fall Convention this year. It is a whole month earlier, October 1820, at the Marriott East, in Indianapolis. We have an action packed event planned for you this year with keynotes, Olivia Gude (artist and educator, University of Illinois, Chicago), Jessica Balsey (Art of Education on line website), and Jesús Moroles ( keynote at NAEA in Dallas Fort worth , Texas) a granite sculptor. I hope to see everyone there. “You are never lost when you are with friends” Dennis Inhulsen, President, National Art Education Association
Terri Nagel, Sidney Allen, & Con- nie McClure at Extending Teacher Creativity Workshops
heck Us Out!
Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a relaxing summer break and you are feeling refreshed and ready for the challenges of the year ahead. As you begin this school year, please take a moment to “check out” the wonderful opportunities and support that AEAI has to offer. ·
The AEAI website will continue to provide you with up-to-date information and great teaching resources.
Plans are well underway for what looks like a fantastic convention. You really don’t want to miss it! You will find information about the upcoming AEAI Convention, October 18-20.
I also would like to invite you to become more active in your regions, and if you are interested, at the state level this year. AEAI needs your participation and support so that we can continue to represent you.
It goes without saying that this year will continue to be challenging as some of us face the effects of decisions that have been made about education. With that in mind, it is more important than ever to be actively engaged in the promotion of the arts. It is vital that you take advantage of opportunities to showcase your students’ accomplishments. Make this year “the year of ADVOCACY for Visual Art Education. Make this the year that you attend the convention in October, attend a workshop in your region, plan a celebration of Youth Art Month, or participate in the YAM Statehouse Celebration. I believe you will find that you have a community of like-minded, passionate individuals who are willing to support and collaborate with you. We need all of you to help with our mission of ensuring quality visual art education across Indiana. It takes vigilance and dedication and we can’t do it without all of you. I wish each of you a great 2013-2014 school year.
here has summer gone! Fall is fast approaching and with it the new school year. This year promises to be an interesting one while we wait to see what “innovations” the Indiana legislature and DOE decide to implement next. Also of concern is how they will those school corporations struggling financially, maintain quality education, which means including the arts. It is important that we all remain vigilant and educated about changes proposed and pending, and let our voices be heard. Your membership in your state organization is critical to keeping the necessity and importance of art education in the forefront. Our Advocacy efforts along with the voices of our membership make a difference. If you are not already a member of AEAI or if your membership has lapsed, PLEASE sign up today! There is strength in numbers, and the benefits offered can not be quantified. If cost is a deterrent, consider this: Membership cost is @ $3.08 per pay check (less than 1 gallon of gas every two weeks) Membership cost equals @ 16 fancy Starbucks drinks (that only leave you with extra calories) Get involved! District leadership, county liaisons, Division representatives, Contact contributors and Convention volunteers are always needed and appreciated. Being on the AEAI Board and/or being an officer can enhance your professional knowledge and growth beyond your imagination. Don’t forget, it’s time to start making your plans for convention!
Professional Growth Points Available at Convention If you wish to receive the Professional Growth Points (PGP) for your license renewal, certificates will be available upon request. There will be a sheet available at the registration desk for you to keep track of the hours that you attend workshops, keynotes, sessions, etc. You can earn up to 18 PGPs at the convention! Indicate on your registration sheet that you would like PGPs. For more information, contact Rita Jacks at: email@example.com Or call at: (765) 569-6896
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE THE ASSOCIATION: NOMINATIONS FOR THE AEAI EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, 2012-2013 According to the AEAI Constitution and Bylaws the following positions will be elected at this year’s 2012 Fall Convention: All elected Executive Council Members shall be members in good standing who have held active membership in AEAI/ NAEA preceding their election and during their term of office.District representatives are elected for two years and may succeed themselves in office.
Secretary Treasurer Editor of Publications Secretary Higher Education Division Representative Retired Teachers Division Representative Supervision/Administration Division Representative Museum Division Representative District 1 Representative District 3 Representative District 5 Representative District 7 Representative
If you are interested in serving, nominating someone to serve in one of these positions or if you have any questions, please contact: Terri Nagel, AEAI Past President firstname.lastname@example.org teresa.nagel2fwcs.k12.in.us
2013 AEAI Convention October 18, 19, & 20 (Friday Night, Saturday, and Sunday)
Marriott East - Indianapolis October 18th off site workshops, Artisan Gallery, Museum Resource Exchange, Opening Night Reception & Keynote Speaker Olivia Gude.
October 19th Keynote Speaker - Jessica Balsley, Iowa Art Teacher. On site workshops, District workshops, scholarship raffle, exhibitor hall, & awards dinner.
October 20th Artist Series featuring granite sculptor Jesús Moroles. On site workshops.
We are planning many exciting activities as well as great professional development opportunities for YOU! Start your planning today! Fall 2013
Youth Art Month 2014
Allie Staub & Mindy Stephenson
hat is Youth Art Month?
YAM is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. YAM is visibly celebrated all over the state of Indiana. As art educators we relish the opportunity to bring the visual arts into the foreground of our schools and local communities. Last March, our Statehouse Exhibit Celebration was a complete success! Over 300 students from more than 50 schools all over the state had works of art on display in Indianapolis. At the exhibition opening reception State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, was the Honorary Chairperson of Youth Art Month. There were more than 1000 people in attendance! Students and their families enjoyed the reception, musical performances, and refreshments while viewing the displayed artwork. Each student that participated also received their own medal! We are excited to see this event grow even more in 2014! Participating is Easy! As an AEAI member, you and your students are encouraged to participate in YAM as a strong advocacy tool for your program! The first way you and your students can get involved is to submit flag designs for the Indiana Flag Design Competition. At this year’s state convention, please stop by the YAM area for information and to vote for the best flag design. Also please visit our website (www.yamindiana.weebly.com) to find out how your students can have artwork displayed at the Indiana State House and participate in the Youth Art Month Celebration in March. Allie Staub, and Mindy Stephenson, Youth Art Month Co-Chairs Oak Trace Elementary School 16504 Oakridge Rd Westfield, In 46074
2014 Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition
"Art Shapes the World" Every year, each state will select a winning flag design, which will be made into a flag and flown in Washington, DC during March which is celebrated as Youth Art Month. September is the perfect time to start planning how your art classes will participate in the Flag Design Competition. The winning flag will represent Indiana at the NAEA Convention! By introducing the project to your classes, you build awareness of the importance of Art Education in your district, community and state. Schools throughout the U.S. will also be holding flag design competitions. To enter: download templates for the flag and examples from across the country at www.yamindiana.weebly.com Mount the 4 best designs from your school on a foamboard Bring the mounted designs to the 2012 Art Education Association of Indiana convention or mail them to the to: Mindy Stephenson, 16504 Oakridge Rd, Westfield, IN 46074 before Oct. 12, 2013 Entries should be: In color Contain a theme that is representative of Indiana and art, and have the YAM logo included in the design This year, all students in grades k - 12 may complete the flag design but each school is limited to 4 entries. Teachers attending the fall convention will judge the the flag and our state winner will be announced at the fall convention. Second place, third place, and honorable mention winners will also be announced. We are looking forward to entries from all of our Regions this year! Let’s design the best Indiana flag ever! Please note, only AEAI member teachers may submit designs.
Local Chair Welcome
reetings From Your Local Chair!
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming 2013 AEAI convention on October 18th-20th at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. This year's theme is entitled "Unlocking Potential". Our workshops will provide you with lots of new and innovating ideas to unlock your students potential and our dynamic keynote speakers will highlight ways in which you can unlock your own potential as an art educator. We encourage you to attend and register as early as possible! Friday is packed with hands-on workshops that will be hosted, off site, by Amaco, the Children's Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Indiana State Museum. Saturday and Sunday will be chocked full of many new and exciting workshops and keynote speakers including Olivia Gude, Jessica Balsey, and Jesús Moroles. Our opening reception will have the museum resource exchange where participating museums will have "goodies" and additional items for you to take back to your classrooms. Once again, the Artisans Gallery will be open at this year's convention with handcrafted items for you to purchase. We are also looking for any handcrafted jewelry donations to place in our silent auction. If any of you have anything that you would like to donate to help our organization, please email me at email@example.com. I want to thank all those that donated a piece of jewelry from last year's convention as your bids and support enables our organization to continue to host this state-wide event. I encourage you to attend this phenomenal professional event of Art Educators! Please join us!!
Student Art Show for AEAI Fall Convention Call for Entries!! Please bring your students work and display what your students’ are creating. The exhibit is open to all grade levels. Please label your students work on the front and back. Reproduce the label supplied here and use them on your students’ unique creations. Deliver near the registration table upon arrival and remember to take your work down upon the completion of Convention. Convention attendees will be casting votes for awards.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions! Name: ______________________________________________________________ Title: _____________________________________________________________
Media: ______________________________________________________________ School: ______________________________________________________________ Grade: ________________________________ AEAI District # __________ Teacher: ______________________________________________________________ Limit of 7 pieces per school - - no larger then 12x18 - - remember to bring T pins to attach the artwork.
Convention Coordinator Welcome
onvention is when??? Yes that’s right this years Convention is October 18th – 20th!!!
It is quickly approaching and I can’t wait for you to see our newest venue. The Marriott East was remodeled recently and the changes are amazing. It is almost decadent! We all have busy schedules and trying to find time to fit just one more thing in can be difficult, especially when having to plan for someone else to teach your classes. That is the wonderful thing about having Convention on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday – no sub plans necessary. So be sure to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! I am very excited about this year’s presenters Olivia Gude, Jessica Balsley, and Jesús Moroles, their ideas, and even workshops, all seem to examine how we can use art education to change a student’s stance on school and connect to the community. Olivia Gude came highly recommended by a couple of members. She will be talking about how we can use the art curriculum to embody the very heart of the art educational experience for the student, for the school, and for the community and how that translates to practical approaches in education. Jessica Balsley, from the Art of Education, will talk about “Ridiculously Relevant” ways we can empower ourselves as Art Educators, create a community of Art Educators, use assessments, and create a standards base curriculum. Art Educators from Illinois raved about her when she attended their convention. Jesús Moroles is a sculptor out of Texas who looks for ways to integrate his work into the surrounding area. He will be talking about how we can make a difference with Art Education and getting students hooked on education. As for the rest of Convention -there are over 60 sessions for you to attend, 18 PGP hours, in addition to the Artisan Gallery and the Museum Resource Exchange that will take place during the opening reception. There is a little something for everyone and you’re sure to go home with lots of great ideas and resources. Once again we will be offering the LiveBinder with resources for attendees only. The awards dinner “Hidden Treasures” will highlight some of Indiana’s treasured art teachers, administrator, and others. With the music styling’s of Untamed which is the same band as we had last year to finish off the evening. Oh, and you don’t want to miss out on the jewelry silent auction this year. It was such a hit that we decided to try it again, so please consider donating a piece. I know I always find it exhilarating to be around this many of “my people”, people who understand me and what I do. So come and unlock not only your students potential, but also yours as a phenomenal art teacher with connections throughout the state! Artfully Yours, Jill Sayers
Jewelry Silent Auction Last years silent auction was such a hit that we decided to repeat it this year!!! Please consider donating a piece of jewelry for the silent auction. Funds from the auction help to offset some of the Convention’s costs. Turn in jewelry at the registration table when you arrive. The auction will close at 9 pm on Saturday, October 19th. Please let Jill Sayers know if you plan on donating and/or send questions to email@example.com Fall 2013
2013 Convention Marriott East - Indianapolis October 18 – 20, 2013 Opening Reception Friday night, Saturday all day & Sunday until noon
Conference Fees – before Spetember 15th: Late/On-Site Registration – add $20
$160/Members $250/Non-members $45/Students(Full time w/proof of enrollment) $100/Retired (with prior approval, must contact firstname.lastname@example.org) Room Rates $105 a night single/double occupancy $115 a night triple/quad occupancy Group rate reservations available until September 15th
Register Today!!! Other 2013 Convention Highlights Special events & workshops YAM flag design exhibition Keynotes Student exhibit Exhibitor hall And much, much more!!
Awards Banquet Artisan Gallery
DIRECTIONS TO HOTEL
FROM North & East
465 TO 70 W (EXIT 44A) TO SHADELAND AVENUE (EXIT 89) TURN RIGHT ON SHADELAND, LEFT AT 1ST INTERSECTION (21ST St. – 2ND LIGHT), WE ARE ON THE LEFT
465 TO 70 E (EXIT 44A) TO SHADELAND AVENUE (EXIT 89) TURN RIGHT ON SHADELAND, LEFT AT 1ST INTERSECTION (21ST St. – 2ND LIGHT), WE ARE ON THE LEFT
465 TO 70 W (EXIT 44A) TO SHADELAND AVENUE (EXIT 89) TURN RIGHT ON SHADELAND, LEFT AT 1ST INTERSECTION (21ST St. – 2ND LIGHT), WE ARE ON THE LEFT
“Viking Knit Bracelets”
Indiana State Museum
Keynote: Olivia Gude
Opening Reception @ Marriott East Artisan’s Gallery and Museum Resource Exchange
IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art)
The Engaging Educator
*Workshop #31 “Contemporary Indiana Artists”
Herron School of Arts - IUPUI
“Mimbre Decoration on Clay Coil Bowls”
Ardeel & Fortney
“Paleo Art Paints the World of Dinosaurs”
Pre-registration required for workshops
Registra on will open at 4 p.m. Tenta ve Schedule — please check Conven on program, for changes ** You will go directly to the loca on of the workshop as listed in Contact.
8:30 – 9:30
6:00 – 8:00
3:00 - 4:30
1:00 – 3:00
Herron School of Arts - IUPUI
Yoder & Kincaid
Other Locations Listed Below
9:00 – 11:00 “Mimbre Decoration on Clay Coil Bowls”
Friday, October 18, 2013
*District 7 Workshop Sayers/Cummings
*District 1 Workshop
Student Division Finn
“What High School Students Tell Us”
“14 Strategies to Reach 14 Year Olds”
“Journey to Choice Based Art Education”
“Building Cultural Sensitivity”
Tenta ve Schedule — please check Conven on program, for changes
Cash Bar – Plated Dinner – Music by “Untamed” ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Olivia Gude Featured Presenter
“Principles of Possibility”
Jessica Balsley Featured Presenter
“Art Room Assessment”
Jessica Balsley Featured Presenter
“Create Standards Based Curriculum”
Sayers, Cline, Staub & Gaw
High School Division
*District 5 Workshop
Scholarship Raffle *Check for Winners*
Graves & Sams
“Examining an Art Men- tor Program”
Awards Celebration: “Hidden Treasures”
Free Time to Get Ready for Awards Celebra on
“STEAMed” by Block Play”
Venable & Borgmann
“Field Tested, Grade A Lesson Plans”
“Sing Me a Painting, Paint Me a Song”
“What Can I Do & Say With Cardboard”
Lin, Brinn, & Kim
“Teaching Art History”
“Printing on Clay”
“Intro to Visual Thinking Strategies”
Pasta Buﬀet Luncheon @ Veterans 1/2/3 Ballroom
Museum Ed Division
Exhibitor Raffle Winners Announced “Must Be Present to Win” -
“Concentric Kirigami” “Exploring Intersections through 4:00– Davis – Blick Art MateriMapping” 4:50 als Huxhold & Wilcox
“Interacting with Preschoolers”
“Promoting theAarts 2:00– and Arts Education “ 2:50 Holtman – INCA
“Chiaroscuro Reduction Relief Print”
Reinke - Crayola
Holtman – VSA Indiana
Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children
Higher Ed Division
Middle School Division
“Adaptions for Students with Disabilities “
11:45 – 1:00
Keynote – Jessica Balsley Veterans 1/2/3 Ballroom
*District 6 Workshop
10 – 11
*District 4 Workshop
Business Meeting Veterans 1/2/3 Ballroom
*District 3 Workshop
*District 2 Workshop
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Exhibitors Hall –Atrium – open from 11 am to 5 pm
10:00 – 11:00
9:00 – 9:50
Blick Art Materials
“Block Print Koinbori”
“Visual Thinking Strategies In-Depth”
“5 Easy Pieces”
“Gelli Arts Monoprinting”
“Rhizomatic *Workshop #24 Curriculum Structures of Choice Based Art “Beyond Weaving: Fiber Rooms” Art for Elementary”
Execu ve Council Mee ng
“Spirits of Our Ancestors”
Tentative Schecule - please check Convention Program for changes.
“Museum Websites as Learning Contexts”
“Researching the Art-Play Studio”
“Prezi Presentations & Favorite Lesson Plans”
The Evaluation of Art Teachers
“Quick & Easy Evaluation Process”
Sayers & Chastain
Keynote – Jesús Moroles in Veterans 1/2/3 Ballroom
“Universal Goals vs. Localized Goals”
“5 Lessons from The Little Prince”
“Photoshop Techniques: Simple Editing Tips”
“Metaphors, Puns, & Chance Combinations”
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Consult AEAI Executive Council Contact List for Current District Reps *Be sure to put your District number on your Registration form* Fall 2013
9:00 – 11:00 Indiana State Museum Workshop #31 Contemporary Indiana Artists Indiana State Museum ALL We will have our Curator of Fine Arts, Mark Rushman speak on our efforts to increase the contemporary art currently in the collection. Katy Creagh, our School Pre-Registration Required (Prior to Sept. 15th) Programs Developer will lead educators in a handson activity related to the topic. And then they will tour 9:00 – 11:00 Amaco Store our latest contemporary art exhibition "Fearless Furni- Workshop #6 Mimbre Decoration on Clay Coil Bowls! ture". Amaco/Brent EL, MS, HS, HE Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 25 Celebrate and cross curriculum with the ancient art of 650 W. Washington Street - Indianapolis the Mimbres using 900 year old decoration designs Transportation on Your Own on today’s clay. Art teacher clay enthusiasts of all skill levels will coil build bowls and decorate using AMACO LUG- Underglazes. Design, sketch, select and decorate in the Mimbre style. Enjoy this work- shop as an attendee and walk out with a clay project that is easily geared to students of all clay skill levels 1:00 – 3:00 Amaco Store and ages (elementary, middle and secondary). Join Workshop #9 Mimbre Decoration on Clay Coil Bowls! the celebration of history, culture, clay, art and more! Amaco/Brent EL, MS, HS, HE Cost: $10 # of Attendees: 30 Celebrate and cross curriculum with the ancient art of 6060 Guion Rd - Indianapolis the Mimbres using 900 year old decoration designs Transportation on Your Own on today’s clay. Art teacher clay enthusiasts of all skill levels will coil build bowls and decorate using 9:00 – 11:00 Herron School of Arts - IUPUI AMACO LUG- Underglazes. Design, sketch, select Workshop #7 Life Drawing and decorate in the Mimbre style. Enjoy this work- Verna Yoder & Katherine Kincaid EL, MS, HS, HE shop as an attendee and walk out with a clay project Since college when have you had the opportunity to that is easily geared to students of all clay skill levels draw from a live model? This Special Workshop will and ages (elementary, middle and secondary). Join provide you with direct observation and a relaxed, yet the celebration of history, culture, clay, art and more! structured, approach to drawing the human figure. Cost: $10 # of Attendees: 30 Types of life drawing to include gesture, short studies 6060 Guion Rd - Indianapolis Transportation on Your Own and one prolonged drawing. This workshop is di- rected towards giving the art teacher an opportunity to get back to the heart of our passion. Cost: $10 # of Attendees: 15 735 W. New York St - Indianapolis Transportation on Your Own
Friday, October 18 Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00 – 11:00 Children’s Museum Workshop #8 Paleo Art Paints the World of Dinosaurs Rachel Ardeel & Mary Fortney EL Kids love dinosaurs, but dinosaur art is not just fanta- sy. Discover how paleo artists and scientists work to- gether to reconstruct the world of the dinosaurs. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has a unique col- lection of paleo art that shows how scientists and art- ists use similar processes. Experience this collection and see how to use paleo art to teach visual arts and science concepts as you address Indiana’s Academic Standards. All participants will receive a unit of study and other classroom resources. Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 25 3000 N. Meridian Street - Indianapolis Transportation on Your Own 20 CONTACT
1:00 – 3:00 Herron School of Art - IUPUI Workshop #10 Stick Play Bonnie Zimmer MS, HS, HE Learn about the ancient process also called “tablet weaving” which produces a gorgeous, strong, pat- terned band. Get ideas to use in your art and your fiber curriculum. We will begin with a power-point on history of weaving, then be led through the process to design, set-up and begin weaving a unique band (belt, camera strap, jewelry?). Fee covers all yarn, 25 cards, C-clamp, CD & handout. You provide a sturdy belt for backstrap set up. Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 15 735 W. New York St - Indianapolis Transportation on Your Own
1:00 – 3:00 Marriott East Atrium Workshop #11 Viking Knit Bracelets RoAnn Thompson HS The making of a Viking knit bracelet from the begin- ning of the knitting to the final bracelet. We will begin using common tools to knit the wire we will then turn this beautiful knitted wire into a bracelet. Participants will need to bring their own round nose pliers and a small wire nipper/cutter. You may want to bring any small e- size beads, focal beads, or end caps to use in your design. I will have a variety of items and wire will be provided (silver plated 24 and 20 gauge). Cost: $20 # of Attendees: 15 3:00 - 4:30 Indianapolis Museum of Art Workshop #12 The Engaging Educator IMA All Experience and learn techniques for engaging stu- dents through improv, movement, and theatrical lenses during this workshop facilitated by The Engag- ing Educator, Jen Oleniczak. This workshop is pre- sented in conjunction with the annual convention of the Art Educators Association of Indiana (AEAI). Ed- ucators of all subject areas and grade levels are wel- come. Cost: $15 # of Attendees: 20 4000 Michigan Rd - Indianapolis Transportation on Your Own
5:00—6:00 “Distinguished Fellows Meet Up”
The Dis nguished Fellows of AEAI are asked to meet together at this year’s conven on for the ﬁrst me to explore ways that this talented group of individuals can be of service to our member-‐ ship. If you are a Dis nguished Fellow of AEAI, please join us to explore how best we can use our combined wisdom and gi s to strengthen our organiza on.
6:00 – 10:00 Come for light Hors D’Oeuvres, shop the Artisan’s Gallery, Museum Resource Exchange, and listen to keynote Olivia Gude.
4:00 – Registration Opens Pre-Opening Reception 6:00—10:00 PM Marriott East Atrium & outdoor seating area Come for light Hors d’oeuvres Shop the Artisans Gallery, visit the museum resource exchange, and listen to keynote Olivia Gude
Olivia Gude - Evocative and Provocative Pedagogy: Bricolage Curriculum - Imagine a form of art education that is itself a new art form in which sites of school or community-based art education are collaborative art projects, ongoing experiments in relational aesthetics and social practice artmaking. Quality contemporary art education calls for the expansion of idioms of experiencing, expressing and responding. Olivia Gude, Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, awarded the National Art Education Association’s 2009 Viktor Lowenfeld Award for significant contributions to the field of art education. Professor Gude is the Founding Director of the Spiral Workshop, a curriculum research project that provides art classes for urban teens. Her current research focuses on identifying new paradigms for structuring visual art curriculum, including the articles, Postmodern Principles: In Search of a 21st Century Art Education, Principles of Possibility: Considerations for a 21st Century Art and Culture Curriculum, and New School Art Styles: the Project of Art Education. Gude, a public artist who has created over 50 mural and mosaic projects, often working with intergenerational groups, teens, elders, and children, has received many grants, commissions, and awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts grants to create public artworks, an Arts Midwest Regional Fellowship in Painting, and a State of Illinois Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts. She is a Senior Artist of the Chicago Public Art Group and the editor of CPAG’s on-line Community Public Art Guide: Making Murals, Mosaics, Sculptures, and Spaces. www.cpag.net Her writing on community-based public art includes “Innovators and Elders, Painting in the Streets,” a chapter in Cultural Activisms: Poetic Voices, Political Voices and the book Urban Art Chicago: a Guide to Community Murals, Mosaics, and Sculptures (written with Jeff Huebner). Olivia Gude frequently presents lectures and workshops on transforming art education, introducing contemporary art to students and adults, community art practices, and on her work as a collaborative public artist. Gude works with art teachers to foster the collaborative creation of new curriculum models in urban and suburban school districts. Fall 2013
Saturday, October 19 Workshops & Sessions
9:25 – 9:55 Veterans Hall 1/2/3 AEAI Business Meeting
*8:00 –9:15 am ALL *Free District Workshops Each District’s Representatives will sponsor a FREE workshop exclusively for the members of their re- gion. Join fellow teachers from your district to cre- ate a unique and personal work of art to take with you. 8:00 – 9:15 District #1 Workshop Jill Sayers/Patricia Cummings
Veterans 4 FREE
8:00 – 9:15 District #2 Workshop Deena Church/Susan Wenger
Salon A FREE
8:00 – 9:15 District #3 Workshop Sherri Cline
Salon B FREE
8:00 – 9:15 District #4 Workshop Becky Loudermilk/Johanna Perez
Salon C FREE
8:00 – 9:15 District #5 Workshop Mickie Danforth/Emma Said
10:00 – 11:00 Veterans Hall 1/2/3 Keynote – Jessica Balsley: “The Empowered Art Teacher”
Exhibitors Hall Open In Atrium
Veterans 5 FREE
8:00 – 9:15 District #6 Workshop Jennifer Carrico
Salon D FREE
8:00 – 9:15 District #7 Workshop Trish Korte/Kevin Schultz
Salon E FREE
*11:10-11:40 am ALL *Free Division Workshops Each Division’s Representative will host a FREE meeting/workshop exclusively for the members of their grade level. Join fellow teachers from your di- vision to collaborate and network. 11:10 - 11:40 Elementary Division Jessica Watson 11:10 – 11:40 Middle School Michelle Chastain
Veterans 4 FREE Salon A FREE
11:10 – 11:40 Secondary Division Ricki Gibson
Veterans 5 FREE
11:10 – 11:40 Higher Ed. Division Laurel Campbell
Salon B FREE
“The Empowered Art Teacher” - Discover the 5 Keys to Empowerment that art teachers need to master for success and create a bag of tricks. Ideas like professionalism, advocacy, and building a PLN (professional learning network) will be discussed. Learn to re-set your motivation and mindset regardless of the struggles that your face on a daily basis. These are easy things you can do in order to get the credit you deserve as a professional art educator. Jessica Balsley was a K-5 educator in Iowa who pursued her Masters and, because of that, her dream to create relevant professional development for Art educators. She is the founder of The Art of Education (AOE); a blog and online professional development community. What started as a blog, quickly morphed into 15+ online classes for Art Teachers, and an online magazine with daily articles, tips, tricks, videos, and discussions about the hottest issues in art education. Currently, she is a higher-ed instructor, mother, and entrepreneur. 22 CONTACT
11:10 – 11:40 Musuem Ed. Division Tania Said Schuler 11:10 – 11:40 Administration Division Steve Gruenert
Salon C FREE
Veterans 1/2/3 FREE
11:10 – 11:40 Retired Division Herb Eveland
Salon D FREE
11:10 – 11:40 Student Division Suzanne Finn 11:45 – 1:00
Salon E FREE
11:00 – 5:00 Scholarship Raffle also located in Exhibitors Hall - - Don’t forget to bring your address labels to use on your tickets.
11:45 – 1:00 Luncheon Pasta Buffett
11:45—1:00 Student Lunch – on your own
1:00 - 3:50 Veterans 4 Workshop #14Drawing “Dirty” Pictures: Post-Neat Art as Theme Curriculum Olivia Gude All Embrace mess as method and as metaphor. Over- come fear of the blank paper. Eschew neatness and embrace the unplanned, the abject, the raw and dirty aspects of artmaking. Analyze the thematics of dirt in contemporary culture, ranging from the merely messy to life-threatening toxicity. Encounter a range of artists who will stimulate, irritate, and inspire you and your students. Incorporate projects in your curriculum that create rich, layered images that explore the depth and complexity of personal narratives in contemporary life. Get down and dirty with your art. Cost: $15 # of Attendees:50 1:00 – 1:50 Veterans 5 Workshop #15 Project Guide United EL, MS, HS, STDT Come check out 16 new creative projects from United Art & Education that you can take back to your class- room. We will be making Stained Glass Rose Win- dows, a Jackson Pollock Cloud Clay Action Painting, and more! Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 40 1:00 – 2:25 Salon E An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies Tania Said ALL Have you heard of Visual Thinking Strategies, but al- ways wondered how it can help you? Join members of the AEAI Museum Education Division to learn about the practice and the program, and then try your Visual Thinking Strategies facilitation technique with colleagues and friends while having fun. Note: Intermediate or advanced practitioners of Visual Thinking Strategies should attend the other session on Sunday.
1:00 – 1:50 Salon A Adaptions for Teaching Students with Disabilities 1:00 – 2:50 Salon D - You Can Do It! Workshop #13 Printing on Clay Gayle Holtman/VSA Indiana EL, MS Monica Schotter MS, HS Learn how simple adaptations can help you meaning- Learn basic printing techniques to use on clay includ- fully include students with disabilities in your class- ing: screen prints (spot color), monoprints, and direct room. VSA Indiana Teaching Artists will explain and prints (stencils, relief block prints, stamps and cylinder demonstrate how they make the arts accessible for seals). Participants should bring HIGH CONTRAST students with disabilities. VSA Indiana (formerly Very PHOTOCOPIES of drawings or copyright free imag- Special Arts) is a statewide nonprofit that provides es, your favorite paint brushes, your favorite clay access to lifelong learning and creative expression tools, and your imagination! through the arts for people with disabilities in Indiana. Cost: $20 # of Attendees: 25 Fall 2013
1:00 – 1:50 Salon B Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children - you can educate others on how the arts deliver on 21st Century Skill development! Barb Reinke - Crayola EL, HE, ADMIN, STDT Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication and Col- laboration are essential skills taught every day through the arts. Participants will experience an over- view of a free flexible training program developed by Crayola, in cooperation with NAESP and NAEA, that will help educate others on the importance of artsinfused learning. A video of best practices in a Cray- ola grant school will be featured, attendees will en- gage in a brief hands-on activity and all will receive a free DVD/CD packet of the tools.
2:00 – 2: 50 Veterans 5 Elementary Carousel Jill Sayers, Sherri Cline, Clyde Gaw, Bev Staub EL Join us as Elementary educators from across the state share a wide variety of strategies and the impact they have had in student learning and in their teach- ing! Topics from organization to classroom manage- ment to assessment will be discussed.
2:25 – 2:55 Salon E Sing Me a Painting, Paint me a Song Nancy Swickard EL Advocate your school’s ART program with a collabo- rative of ART and MUSIC!! This yearlong curriculum 1:00 – 1:50 Salon C includes comparing elements and principles common to both, creating art based on musical compositions, Building Cultural Sensitivity Into the Curriculum Marjorie Manifold EL, MS, HS and making simple musical instruments. All can be The presenter introduced strategies that are culturally presented and used in a final celebration/ perfor- sensitive, consistent with standards and instructional mance of the ARTS! requirements, easy to implement, and make for excit- ing art teaching and meaningful art learning. 2:00 – 3:25 Salon B Workshop #16 Chiaroscuro Reduction Relief Print Buffy Rogers MS, HS, Participants will make a 4”X6” relief print edition of 5. We will work in 3 values, white, grey, and black. Par- ticipants will bring a 4X6” drawing in graphite, think white grey and black. Depending on your skill level, you can make the image as simple or complex as you like. We will also explore chine collé and use water soluble oil based ink. Cost: $10 # of Attendees: 20
3:00 – 3:50 Veterans 5 How to Create Standards-Based Art Curriculum Without Selling your Soul Jessica Balsley ALL "Take away my Van Gogh Unit, and tell me to teach from a book? NO Way!" This is the great fear - that in an increasingly standards-based world, the last pillar of true creativity - the art room as we know it - will be gone forever. Follow along as Jessica shares the struggles and successes her own team had develop- ing an effective standards based art curriculum. This presentation is complete with specific examples and 2:00 – 2: 50 Salon A downloadable planning matrixes to help you along the Promoting the Arts and Arts Education way. It is possible to find that perfect balance between Gayle Holtman/ Indiana Coalition for Arts (INCA) ALL common standards and common assessments in your Talk with members of the Indiana Coalition for the art program without sacrificing the autonomy and pas- Arts (INCA) about how you can promote the value of sion of each art teacher - and here's the proof. the arts and arts education in your school and com- munity. Learn more about INCA and their efforts to support the arts. 3:00 – 3: 50 Salon A 2:00 – 2: 50 Salon C Journey to Choice Based Art Education Amanda Fry EL, MS, HS After a decade of teaching using the Discipline Based Art Education curriculum model, I was exposed to Choice Based Art Education at the 2013 National Convention. After learning more, I decided to com- pletely restructure my curriculum. I will describe the transition to Choice Based centers in my elementary, junior high and high school classrooms. Hand outs with center ideas and additional resources will be pro- vided. 24 CONTACT
Interacting with Preschoolers in the Museum or Classroom Heidi Davis-Soylu ALL Explore ten interactive activities for engaging pre- schoolers through original art objects. This presenta- tion features art making, dramatic play, children’s liter- ature, music, and movement as ways to help young learners make meaning through art. For example, learn a new version of the Going on a Bear Hunt song to facilitate looking and talking about art. Participants will explore proven activities for use in museum galler- ies or traditional preschool classrooms.
3:00 – 3:50 Salon C 3:30 – 4:55 Salon D 14 Strategies to Reach 14 Year Olds: An EighthWorkshop #18 What Can I do and Say with Card- Grade Classroom Research Study Investigates board: Exploring an Abundant Resource! Solutions to Reaching Middle School Students Bonnie Zimmer MS, HS Lacking Engagement in Art-Making No $$$? No problem. Unlock and extend your crea- Chapin Shearer MS tivity in an informal, inspiring workshop to investigate This presentation discusses the comparative case an amazing free material! We will start with a power study I conducted in an attempt to gain insight into a point of examples and tips on techniques, effects, ad- problem I had encountered: despite favorable student hesives, and more. Then we will dive into creative reviews of my classes and teaching style, there was play in an interactive workshop. Bring utility knife and always a small group of middle school art students cutting mat if available. that I just couldn't reach. Based on the insights re- Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 20 vealed in the study, I will discuss new teaching strate- gies for reaching students who initially had demon- strated negative behaviors in my art class. 4:00 – 4:50 Veterans 5 What Every Art Teacher Ought to Know about Art 3:00 – 3:50 Salon E Field Tested, Grade A Lesson Plans Room Assessment ALL Brad Venable & Cindy Borgmann EL, MS, HS, STDT Jessica Balsley How would you respond if an administrator ap- Exceptional art studio lessons created and taught by students from various higher education art education proached you tomorrow and asked for documentation and data to validate your Art Program? What if you programs in Indiana will be offered in this session. were asked to implement a standardized test in Art? Hear how Indiana’s future art educators developed and implemented these ventures into meaningful art What alternatives would you be able to suggest that instruction for their students. Join in the conversation better show student learning in the arts? The future will be increasingly filled with expectations and leave with plans, artists’ visuals, and needed background to implement these studio lessons in your to assess in the Arts. Assessment doesn't have to be a bad word, and doesn't have to be scary for Art art room. Teachers. This presentation will provide Art Teachers with the ammunition they need to use assessment not 3:00 - 3:25 Salon D only as a way to measure student progress... but also Teaching Arts History-Comparing Asian Western as an advocacy tool to promote their Art Program and celebrate student success. Arts History Teaching Kyungeun Lim, Ginger Brinn, & Jinyi KimEL, MS, HS What are similarities and differences between teaching Asian arts history and Western arts history? What strategies art educator and teachers can utilize to help students appreciate various countries’ arts? 4:00 – 4:50 Salon A This presentation will share knowledge of teaching Exploring the Intersections of Theory and Practice diverse arts history. Come and explore ways of appre- through Artistic Mapping ciating and teaching Asian and Western arts. Dianna Huxhold & Sarah Wilcox HE, STDT This presentation chronicles a university art experi- 3:30 – 4:55 Salon B ences course where pre-service elementary teachers Workshop #17 Concentric Kirigami explored intersections of theory and practice, devel- Blick Art Materials EL, MS, ME, STDT oping reflective artistic maps as a culminating project. A variation of origami, kirigami incorporates both Though unanticipated, the maps served to mediate folding and cutting to create intricate paper designs. the space that speaks to the art educator – preIn this workshop presented by Blick Art Materials, par- service elementary teacher divide, shedding insight ticipants assemble cardstock rings and use principles on the collective learning community. The mapping format invites pre-service teachers and university art of layering, positive/negative space, and repeating cuts to make a low-relief paper sculpture that’s easier instructors alike to explore and challenge precon- ceived notions about knowledge, boundaries, and to make than it looks! Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 50 power. Fall 2013
4:00 – 4:50 Salon C What High School Students Tell Us They Know and Want to Know Marjorie Manifold HS A survey of 387 young people, between the ages of 16 and 21, revealed some astonishing information about what young people know or want to know about art and art making. Come hear what they have to say and consider easy-to-implement ways that high school art education programs might be fine-tuned to address the growing needs of 21st century youth. 4:00 – 4:50 Salon E STEAMed by Block Play Clyde Gaw EL Creativity, design, collaboration, problem posing and problem solving is as intense as it gets when children work with mass quantities of blocks and a variety of objects from the New Palestine Elementary block building center. 4:00 – 4:50 Veterans 4 Examining an Art Mentoring Program Jean Graves/Jeniffer Sams
EL, MS, HS, HE, ME, STDT
Museums facilitate knowledge for both educators and students. No longer do the constraints of ‘brick and mortar’ educational institutions need to be a factor when utilizing the museums of the 21st century. This presentation demonstrates this by highlighting muse- ums that assist educators to meet National Standards and increase student learning without leaving the classroom. Presenters also demonstrate how virtual museum education can be incorporated into lesson plans and identifies some key virtual museum re- sources.
Exhibitor Raffle Winners Announced “Must Be Present to Win”
Scholarship Raffle “Check for Winners Posted” In Atrium DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN
6:30-11:00 Veterans 1/2/3 ALL Awards Celebration: “Hidden Treasures” Come join in the celebration of Indiana’s Treasured Art Teachers Cash Bar – Plated Dinner – Music by Untamed All registered attendants are welcome to attend free of charge!
Some of our “Treasures”, past presidents Terri Nagel, Connie McClure, Brad Venable, Marcia Carson, Leah Morgan, Kathryn Trout, and Sue Carr.
Saturday Evening AEAI Awards Celebration
“Hidden Treasures” Come join in the celebration of Indiana’s Treasured Art Teachers See what “gems” you can ﬁnd here all in one place Cash Bar – Plated Dinner – Music by Untamed **Don’t miss out on the jewelry silent auction - closes at 9 pm**
Don’t miss out on your chance to get the “Art Teachers Color Our World: Decal!!! This decal is approximately 10” x 10” and can be adhered to a cabinet, wall, or floor. Show your support & help support AEAI through your purchase. $10 - supplies are limited Contact email@example.com for details or purchase one with your registration!
Sunday, October 20 Workshops & Sessions 8:00-9:50 Salon C Workshop #19 Zentangle Basics Barb Gill All Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured pat- terns. Zentangle increases focus while decreasing stress. If you can write your name, you can create Zentangle art. You will create two beautiful pieces . Cost: $10 # of Attendees: 40 8:00-9:50 Salon E Workshop #20 Gelli Arts Monoprinting without a Press Marcia Carson ALL This fun and easy hands on workshop will introduce all participants to basic monoprinting/printmaking techniques using the Gelli Arts gel printing plates. These monoprints can easily be incorporated into your printmaking, collage, art journaling and mixed media lesson plans! Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 24
8:00-8:50 Salon D Collective Drawing Charity Shouse ALL An artist collective is an artwork completed by a group of artists working together to achieve a common goal. In this workshop the participants will become just such a group and work collectively to create a large scale image. The lesson combines the founda- tions of esteemed artist and educator, Betty Edwards with easy to apply measurement techniques. This simple but effective lesson shows students that not only do their actions affect the rest of the group but that they can realistically draw ANYTHING with ease when they break it down to line, shape and value.
8:00-8:25 Salon A Metaphors, Puns, and Chance Combinations: Cre- ative Thinking Strategies and Art Practice Jeanne Nemeth ALL What does creative thinking look like? How can we help our students become better problem solvers and originators of unique or novel ideas? This presenta- tion investigates creative thinking strategies through the artworks of a number of visual artists and offers practical applications for stretching creative growth in 8:00-9:50 Veterans 4 the art classroom. Contemporary artists Kay Rosen, Workshop #21 Getting Cappy! Creating Art Using Amy Cutler, and Vik Muniz will be a few of the artists Plastic Bottle Caps discussed in connection with creative thinking strate- Amanda Fry EL, MS, HS gies associated with synectics and SCAMPER. This workshop is inspired by the work of Michelle Stitzlein who creates large scale sculptures out of re- cycled materials. Come learn about the exciting mu- rals using recycled materials that are colorful, free and plentiful- plastic bottle caps. Participants will use 8:00-8:25 Veterans 5 bottle caps and plastic lids to create a 4x4 foot mural. Technology Carousel Participants will need to bring a cordless power drill to Jill Sayers, Michelle Chastain ALL this workshop (or share with another participant). Join us as educators from across the state, and differ- Cost: $10 # of Attendees: 20 ent grade levels, share a variety of technology strate- gies and the impact they have had in student learning 8:00-8:50 Salon B and in their teaching! Five Lessons Art Educators Can Learn from The Little Prince Sarah Wilcox EL, STDT Using the children’s book The Little Prince (SaintExupery, 1938) to frame lessons learned in the art 8:30-8:55 Veterans 5 room, this presentation shares a theoretical language A Quick & Easy In-Process Evaluation Strategy to advocate for visual thinking, emotional cognition, Marjorie Manifold EL aesthetic experiences, and alternative assessments. How to keep track of the progress of 400 + elemen- Knowing that advocacy is a necessity for every art tary students per week? Here’s a practical and amaz- teacher, this presentation offers ways to communicate ingly a simple trick for keeping track of student pro- why what is happening in the art room is imperative gress. An added benefit is that it allows students to for students. organize their work while also keeping track their own progress. 28 CONTACT
8:30-9:50 Salon A Visual Thinking Strategies In-Depth Practice Tania Said ALL Do you feel pretty good about your knowledge and/or use of Visual Thinking Strategies, but need to im- prove your technique? Join members of the AEAI Mu- seum Education Division and friends to improve your Visual Thinking Strategies practice with friendly coaching from qualified VTS trainers and fellow con- vention attendees while having fun. Note: If you are new to Visual Thinking Strategies, attend the intro- ductory session
9:00-9:25 Veterans 5 The Evaluation of Art Teachers Steve Gruenert EL, MS, HS, STDT The door opens and in walks your administrator.Do some art teachers think “oh no, I wonder what they think of what is going on in the room?” Take this op- portunity to hear from administrators regarding what they are looking for when they come to the art room, what they hope to see, and what their past past expe- riences let them see. This session will present data from over 50 principals from across the state of Indi- ana and an opportunity for members of the audience to share their reflections of these findings.
9:00-9:50 Salon B Universal Goals vs. Localized Goals: A Compara- tive Approach to Understand Art Education Kyungeun Lim EL, MS, HS, ADMIN Should art education have universal standards or lo- calized approaches? Come and explore an overview of a comparative study, a background of art education and art education policy in the U.S., the U.K., and South Korea, a discussion of the similarities and dif- ferences among the three countries’ art education policy, and final discussion regarding universal or contextualized approaches to art education.
9:30-9:55 Veterans 5 Prezi Presentations and My Favorite Lesson Plans Jennifer Carrico EL, MS, HS Have you heard of Prezi? Prezi is a new way of creat- ing presentations and sharing with colleagues every- where! This is the easiest method to create profes- sional presentations, and even better, you don’t need any software or any storage on your computer. It is also FREE!!!! I will show you how to create a Prezi Presentation and share all of my presentations includ- Salon D ing my favorite lesson plans.
9:00-9:50 5 Easy Pieces Ginger Brinn EL, MS What is really important to teach in the art room? 10:00-10:50 Veterans 1/2/3 Ballroom Would it be the conceptual ideas, the technical as- Keynote: Jesús Moroles ALL pects of how to create art, working through and plan- ning out ideas, having students try to “loosen” up "Making a difference thru Art Education" when it comes to their art work, observation?
Jesús Moroles lives and works in Texas, at his studio in Rockport. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas, Denton, in 1978 and apprenticed under Luis Jiménez for one year immediately after his graduation. Critical recognition for Moroles came quickly. His most visible public sculpture is “Lapstrake” 1987, a massive 22 feet tall, 64-ton work located across from the Museum of Art in New York. Moroles has received significant national attention with his inclusion in the landmark exhibition, “Contemporary Hispanic Art in the United States,” which was shown at major American museums. His largest scale single work is the “Houston Police Officers Memorial,” dedicated in November 1992. The memorial is comprised of a granite and earth rising stepped pyramid surrounded by four equal inverted stepped pyramids excavated from the ground. Moroles has more than 2,000 works in place in China, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States, in museum, corporate, public and private collections. His most recent distinguished awards include the recipient of the Three Dimensional Texas State Artist Award 2011, the recipient of the 2007 Award for Visual Arts by the Texas Medal of Arts Awards Committee and also recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Arts which is the highest award given to artists by the United States government. Fall 2013
11:00-11:50 Salon A Workshop #22 Block Print Koinbori Blick Art Materials/Mary Sorrells ALL In Japan, Children's Day is heralded by the appear- ance of flying fish — carp-shaped windsocks known as koinobori. In this workshop presented by Blick Art Materials, participants block print scales onto fishshaped pieces of Smart Fab™, then add details using acrylic paints. Final assembly is a breeze! Safe for outdoor display. Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 40 11:00-11:50 Salon D Workshop #23 Spirits of Our Ancestors Robin Webb MS Come and learn to create your own unique “Spirit Doll” from a tree branch. Part of an 8-week unit, stu- dents learned about the Tree of Life and it’s mean- ings, The Yoruba Culture of Africa, and their own family and ancestors. As well as the doll, teachers will come away with other ideas to use in the class- room with upper elementary and higher. Bring a branch approx. 12” to 14”, at least 5/8” in diameter Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 20 11:00-11:50 Veterans 4 Workshop #24 Beyond Weaving: Fiber Art for the Elementary Classroom Allison Keenan EL This workshop will provide several fiber art projects that are safe, inexpensive and feasible within the time constraints of an elementary art class. Participants will be given ideas for projects that align with stand- ards in each K-6 grade. Cost: $5 # of Attendees: 25
11:00-11:50 Salon E Rhizomatic Curriculum Structures of Choice Based Art Programs Clyde Gaw EL Children’s minds are not homogeneously constructed. Within a rhizomatic learning structure, children may become active participants in the development of cur- riculum and explore educational lines of flight not available to them in linear approaches to curriculum. No one can predict how far learners will go when in- terests, imagination and emotional drive are un- leashed within the psycho-emotional dynamic of rhi- zomatic learning structures. 11:00-11:50 Veterans 5 Researching the Art-Play Studio: Children’s Re- flections on Art and Play Dianna Huxhold EL, HE Researching the Art-Play Studio: Children’s Reflec- tions on Art and Play is a study in progress. The aim is to explore understandings of the relationship be- tween art and play from the perspectives of elemen- tary children. In this session the Art-Play Studio pro- cess is described, students’ responses presented, and preliminary research findings shared. The poten- tial role of play in classroom practice will be dis- cussed as well as contemporary notions of play peda- gogy found in art education literature. 11:00-11:25 Salon C Museum Websites as Learning Contexts Jinyi Kim ME Art museums are firmly embracing the digital world to reach more people outside the physical museum space and reinforce visitors’ interactions with art ob- jects. This study reflects on how museum websites support visitors’ agendas and visitor learning, using new application of digital technologies, such as ex- tended digital learning programs and smartphone apps. Several museum websites are analyzed through Falk & Dierking's (Learning from Museums, 2000) contextual model of learning;; the personal, the sociocultural, and the physical contexts.
11:00-11:50 Salon B Photoshop Techniques: Simple Editing Tips for Better Image Files Kevin Schultz HS When you photograph drawings and paintings, do the image files lack the oomph of the original art? Your 11:25-11:55 Salon C Art Badges students’ art works are only as good as the image files you create. Participants in this workshop will Thom Maltbie EL, MS, HS learn basic photo editing tips using Adobe Photoshop. The elementary students in our self-directed studio/ Photoshop can be a complicated program to learn. artroom master different skills and acquire different These simple steps will have you on your way to concepts at different times, as they need them. I’m making your images more like the original art. We developing a system of Art Badges (similar to online will also cover cropping and resizing your image files. badges or even Boy Scout Merit Badges) that reward Handouts with step by step instructions will be provid- a wide variety of artistic behaviors . . . in real time. ed with a demo for each technique by the presenter. Hear about how we are individualizing and Demo will be with a PC, but the procedures should differentiating Art assessment through studio habits of work with a MAC computer as well. mind, student choice, and Badges. Bring your own ideas to the discussion 30 CONTACT
June 22, 2013 Dear School Administrator, In the spring, school administrators across Indiana began to formulate budgets for the 2013-2014 school year. We are acutely aware that this was a particularly difficult task due to the reduction in school funding. We hope however that you made every to include funding for professional development for your teachers in your budget. As you are surely aware, the children of today are far different than those of yesteryear. If they are to succeed, teachers need opportunities to learn vital, new teaching strategies and methods that can better prepare their students for the 21st Century. One professional development opportunity that is especially important to art teachers here in Indiana is the annual AEAI Fall Convention, which will occur in Indianapolis October 18th - 20th. Numerous professional presentations and workshops will be offered;; devoted to helping art educators learn how to engage their stu- dents with meaningful and relevant learning. Our keynote speakers: Jesús Moroles will be discussing "Making a difference thru Art Education" and how there is a way to connect thru art education;; getting stu- dents hooked on education. Jessica Balsley will be talking with art educators about how to utilize assessment, create standards based learning, create a PLN (professional learning network), and finally how to empower the art educator. Or final keynote is Olivia Gude who will be discussing with teachers how can use student collab- oration to hone the 21st century skills and connect to students. We are very excited that these authorities on learning will be addressing our attendees. AEAI, the largest professional organization for art teachers in Indi- ana, routinely provides significant development opportunities for teachers throughout the year and this Fall Convention is no exception. Thank you for supporting Indiana teachers. We look forward to seeing the art teachers in your corporation join with us at this year’s Fall Convention and at other professional development opportunities where we share the goal of successfully educating and preparing Indiana’s youth to be successful. Sincerely, Sidney Allen
Steve Gruenert, Ed, D.
Admin./Supervision Representative, AEAI
Scholarship Raffle Funds from the Scholarship Raffle will support scholarships given to Indiana Art Education students selected by AEAI committee on the basis of their applications. These recipients are always grateful for our support. Here are some donation suggestions: Artwork Craft Items
Textiles Hand-made Jewelry
Hand-made Books Gift Certificates
Please, no perishable items!!! Donations will be taken Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, October 18 & 19, at or near the Registration Tables. Tables will be set up Saturday to make your selections. Be sure to bring plenty of cash to by raffle tickets! Also it is easier to adhere return address labels on the back of the raffle tickets -- it saves your time!! At 5 pm, winners will be posted on the merchandise -- you donâ€™t have to be present to win. Please pick up our prizes between 5:30 & 6:00 pm - before the Awards celebration at 6:30 pm. If you arenâ€™t able to attend the Convention, please consider mailing a donation in care of : Jill Sayers, P.O. Box 334, Crown Point, IN 46308 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like a chance to show and sell your artwork and other handmade items at the 2013 AEAI Convention?
AEAI ARTISANS GALLERY Friday, October 18, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 pm Marriott East Creative? Innovative? Strapped for Cash? AEAI has just the thing for you – the AEAI ARTISANS GALLERY. We recognize that a large number of our members are working visual ar sts, as well as educators. We also know that our members appreciate and are inspired by the work of their colleagues. For the second year, AEAI will host an ARTISANS GALLERY at the 2013 Conven on, providing members with a space to showcase and sell their small works of art and hand-‐ made items. This event will be part of our opening recep on at Marrio East. In order to sell your work at the Ar sans Gallery, you must register to par cipate and must be registered for the AEAI Conven on. Registra on is $30 per table. Set up will be 5-6 pm and teardown 8-9 pm. For addi-‐ onal informa on or to register, email email@example.com. You can also download the registra on form for the AEAI website under the Conven on tab. You will receive an email conﬁrma on of your Gallery regis-‐ tra on.
Gallery Registra on closes on September 1st. $30 per table 34 CONTACT
ARTISANS GALLERY Registra on Form Name _________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________ City ____________________________ State ___________ Zip ____________ Email ________________________________ Phone ____________________ Payment ____ Check Enclosed Check # _______________ ___ Credit Card Card Number __________________ Exp. Date _________ Signature ________________________________________________________ No. of tables desired _______ x $30 each = _______ Total Enclosed _______ Send registra on, via email firstname.lastname@example.org Mail payment to: AEAI Conven on, P.O. Box 334, Crown Point, IN 46308 (please make check payable to AEAI) Descrip on of item(s) (25 words or less):
Guidelines for AEAI Ar sans Gallery: By registering for a space at the AEAI Ar sans Gallery, seller agrees to the following: Seller is a 2013 AEAI Conven on registrant.
Items for sale are limited to handmade, non-commercial products and are not services (e.g. massage, facepain ng); AEAI reserves the right to reject any reserva on for any reason. Rejected reserva ons will be returned by September 1.
Reserva on includes one draped 6 x 2.5 . table, with chair, located in the Ar sans Gallery; no other items or ser-‐ vices are included. Work for sale cannot exceed reserved table space.
All reserva on sales are ﬁnal; no refunds. Payment must be made with cash, credit card, or check.
On-site AEAI staﬀ assistance is not available.
Seller is responsible for shipping/bringing items to conven on site and for their table set up and tear down. Seller is also responsible for bringing any cash needed to make change for cash sales.
Seller accepts responsibility for any sales and transac ons, as well as any local, state, and federal taxes or fees.
Seller refrains from any other sales outside of the AEAI Ar sans Gallery during AEAI Conven on hours and in its loca ons.
AEAI shall not be held liable for personal injury, death, property damage or accident arising out of this event.
Tables can be set up from 5-6 pm and tear down will take place from 9:30-10:30 pm.
I have read the above guidelines and agree to them. Printed name _____________________________________________________ Signature _________________________________ Date __________________ Fall 2013
Indiana Art Museums, Galleries and Art Centers Art Museums Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis www.childrensmuseum.org
Galleries at Peeler (DePauw University, Greencastle) Indiana University Art Museum (Bloomington) Indiana University Northwest Galleries (Gary) Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery National Art Museum of Sport - Purdue University New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art (U of S. IN)
“Fireworks of Glass”
Purdue University Galleries (West Lafayette) Evansville Museum of Arts and Science Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art (Indianapolis)
October 21 - December 8, 2013 “Big Fat Scary Deal”
Fort Wayne Museum of Art Indianapolis Museum of Art
Snite Museum of Art (Notre Dame)
Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis)
SoFA Gallery (Indiana University School of Art)
http://www.indianamuseum.org/ October 5
Indiana Art Centers Anderson Fine Arts Center Brookston Art Center
Richmond Art Museum South Bend Regional Museum of Art Swope Art Museum (Terra Haute)
Chesterton Art Center Garfield Park Arts Center (Indianapolis) Harrison Center for the Arts (Indianapolis)
University Art Museums & Galleries Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University
Indianapolis Art Center John Waldron Arts Center (Bloomington) Lubeznik Center for the Arts (Michigan City) Mitchell Place Gallery of Fine Art (Muncie)
David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University
Studio Arts Center (South Bend) Sugar Creek Art Center (Thorntown)
http://cms.bsu.edu/Web/MuseumofArt.aspx August 23 – December 15 Affichomainie/Postermania September 27, -January 5
Noblesville Cultural Arts
Sullivan Muncie Cultural Center *bold italics denote member organizations
Anders Ruhwald: One Thing Follows Another (and You Make It Happen) Fall 2013
Creating a Public Art Sculpture:
Edgewood Intermediate School “I think the project became, through its many challenges, a legacy project for us, a way to share the power of the visual arts, to communicate in a bold and permanent way and to speak of the value/importance of the educational process.”
e know that being open to possibilities can lead to incredible adventures. Over a period of three years, students at Edgewood Intermediate School (near Bloomington, IN) gained a special awareness of public art. It began with identification, and developed into a creative collaboration. Together with the school community, they have seen the installation of a 21-foot sculpture. I was the art teacher. The adventure was ours.
One of six student drawings (le ) that ﬁgured into the ﬁnal synthesis (right)
work?” Administrative support was activated and grant writing began. In the fall of 2010, with a planning grant stipulating the corporation’s mission statement as a guide, the school community engaged in brainstorming. Students in 3rd-5th grade classes critically examined the mission, public art sculpture, and meaning as they drew interpretive images. Ideas were shared, discussed and synthesized, with a final plan rendered and accepted. Completed pattern Working on patterns at Art Nights
In 2010, inspired by a friend, I modified a unit about Alexander Calder (and his “Peau Rouge” at IU) to include new public art in the Ellettsville/Bloomington community. Third grade students were introduced to “public art”, discussed ideas & issues, then created and shared their own maquettes in wire sculpture and poster board. They tested their knowledge, playing “JeopArty”. Classroom teachers took them on a community field trip to Bloomington. The thought returned, “Why not create our own
The tree symbolizes: Edgewood itself, learning, and life. An eagle high in a nest represents a national symbol, school mascot, and each child in the community. The three figures watching the fledgling eaglet are symbolic of the joint responsibilities of parents, teachers, and community members who have, are, and will continue to nurture the development of our children. The “lifelines” of good character are cut into the roots of the tree while the trunk and canopy are emblazoned with oak leaves and symbols of learning. Milled blocks from Bybee Stone Co. mark the four cardinal directions, grounding us to our history, while a stone bench is placed for contemplation. Pathways allow for the exploratory movement of people, and passage to and from our school campus. In the summer of 2011, Gerry Masse’s Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum crew began a collaboration to interpret the design in CAD and build the structural steel components. The sculpture and site development would be paid for through grants, fundraising, and donations of materials, and labor. Students and families were involved. It was a busy, stressful, but exciting time. In May of 2012, the school community created bas--‐relief panels to enrich the sculptural tree. During the summer, everyone was invited to visit Sculpture Trails to see sculptures along the trails, meet working artists, and observe the process of molding and casting the original panels.
Application of black Waxoyl begins with castings on the trunk
The Monroe County Fall Festival provided a venue for new community contacts. Donations, large and small were received; and site development began. The town street and utilities departments excavated the site. Donations of the aggregate base, and hauling were secured. Parents in concrete professions provided donations of concrete and all finishing. The community was activated.
In late fall, with their CAD drawing used by steel suppliers to plasma -cut the pieces ready for fabrication, Sculpture Trails produced the steel sculpture. The initial installation of the sculpture occurred on November 10, 2012. In December, with concrete work complete, the donated limestone cubes and a carved bench arrived from Bybee Stone Co. Lighting supplies were purchased and a local electric company donated time to trench, install wiring, and lights. The Trails crew returned in April to attach the castings to the trunk of the tree and into the canopy. A metal sealant/finish, “waxoyl” was applied. Landscaping followed with support from Scouts and active members of our team. Students met at the site for guided “looking at and talking about” sessions. Our “Celebration of Completion” was held on May 29, 2013 to recognize grantors, collaborating partners, supporters, and students. The sculpture is now a landmark, holding memories and sharing its meaning with visitors. It is a permanent celebration of the mission statement, the community building process, and the power of the visual arts to integrate ideas and to become a learning tool. (A curricular unit in ebook form connects the problem-solving aspects of the sculpture’s planning and construction processes to practical STEAM problems.) Editor’s Note: Check out the process on Youtube
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6HNVZEvgHus http://youtu.be/mE97h6zNTrs Fall 2013
Lesson: Goldfish & Fish Bowls
1st Grade Art Objec ves:
1. Students will think about goldﬁsh and learn about them.
1. Ques on and answers during discussion
2. Students will work on following direc ons skills.
2. Student work as they are instructed throughout the lesson.
3. Students will discuss ﬁsh, ﬁsh bowls, aquariums, and termi-‐
3. Par cipa on in discussion and answering ques ons.
4. Students will learn how to draw ﬁsh using basic shapes.
4. Finished product rubric
5. Students will create a ﬁnished ﬁsh bowl drawing and design.
5. Finished product rubric
6. Students will think about crea ve things to add to their ﬁsh
6. Finished product rubric
7. Students will be introduced to Klee’s, Lichtenstein’s, and Ma-‐ sse’s goldﬁsh or ﬁshbowl art.
7. Student comments during introduc on and working ses-‐ sions.
Fulﬁllment of Lesson Following Direc ons Overall Appeal Drawing/Art Skills Addi on of Color/Shading Addi onal Crea vity Activities: 1. The instructor will discuss fish and fish bowls with students asking who has a fish bowl or aquarium at home. 2. The instructor will show images of fish and fish bowls or aquariums either in printed form or as a PowerPoint presentation. 3. The instructor will also show and discuss various ways artists have depicted fish and fishbowls. 4. The instructor will then show the students step by step how to create a goldfish bowl drawing. 5. Students will use a circle shape of approximately 7 inches in diameter to draw a basic shape for a fish bowl in the middle of .their drawing paper. 6. Students will add a top and bottom to their fish bowl shape. 7. Students will add drawn gravel or sand to their fish bowl shape. 8. Students will color their gravel or sand with crayons and some type of texture (Texture sheets or plastic canvas) underneath. 9. Students will add a water line. 10. Students will draw a fish following directions from the teacher. 11. Students will add one or two more fish on their own. 12. Students will add sea plants or seaweed and other items to their fish bowl. 13. Students will color their fish by outlining with orange and coloring with yellow. 14. Students will color their seaweed with various green crayons (light, medium, and dark). 15. Students will paint their water with thin blue paint. 16. Students will outline their bowl shapes with blue-green crayons. 17. Students will cut out their fish bowl designs after they are dry and attach them to colorful backgrounds.
Materials: 9 by 12 inch white drawing paper (80 lb), crayons, blue thin paint, paint shirts, pencils, scissors, glue sticks Homework: Any unfinished work or makeup work for any absent days. Assessment: 1 to 6 on a six-point scale for work appropriate to the grade level using standard grade rubric. Comments: This lesson may take to three 45-minute class sessions. Indiana Visual Arts Standards: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Goldﬁsh Art S ll Life With Goldﬁsh Roy Lichtenstein Goldﬁsh Bowl Henri Ma sse
Goldﬁsh Bowl II, 1978 Roy Lichtenstein
Goldﬁsh 1925 Paul Klee Goldﬁsh Bowl Roy Lichtenstein
Tania Said Schuler
s I visit museums and teacher programs around the state to learn more about your interests and needs, I feel fortunate to have such a strong art education and museum community in Indiana. In May I was able to attend the Art Meets Science program organized by the American Institute for Conservation K-12 Outreach Committee led by Sarah Barack and Beth Edelstein and coordinated by Jessica Watson, AEAI Elementary Division Rep, and hosted by Heidi Davis-Soylu, Manager of Academic Engagement and Learning Research, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Hearing from teachers about what they planned to do with the information was very valuable. Read more and see the pictures about the program’s potential for helping museums and schools use the core ideas of conservation to teach art and science. In the last few months, I was also able to visit the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to see the “Afros” exhibition, the Indianapolis Museum of Art for Final Friday and the Ai Weiwei exhibition, and go to the Indian Market and Festival at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Each one of these excellent museums provided me a chance to enjoy time with my family, friends, and colleagues, meet fellow museum educators, and grow as a museum educator. See the Convention News, NAEA News, Member News, and Museum News listings below. We have been doing a lot for art all over the state, and for you, fellow AEAI members, so tell us what you think! I hope to have an opportunity to meet other art education and museum professionals from around the state at our convention and visit your museum too. Please contact me and tell me about your programs, and consider being a featured member like Craig Martin of the Purdue University Galleries. And if there is something you would like members to see and know about your museum, please share your news too. Keep up the great work, one and all!
Member News Apply for AEAI’s Teacher and Museum Partnership Program Win a $250 gift certificate from Gaylord if you are selected as the new Museum Education Division Teacher Partner, or the Museum Partner. We want to feature you in our programs and publications for the interesting and innovative work you do to bring museums into schools, and teachers and students to museums. The deadline is August 1, so stay tuned to learn about the winners at the convention, and later in the next issue of Contact. Visit the AEAI Museum Education Website for the guidelines, application, and additional information at http:// www.aeai.org/museum-education-division.html. Thank you to the working group who helped me develop the guidelines for the Teacher and Museum Partnership Program: · · · ·
Cathy Burton, Beeler Family Director of Education, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis Jaydene O’Donoghue, Art Teacher, Eastern Hancock Middle School, Eastern Hancock Schools, Charlottesville Gloria Ruff, Bauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Kim Wuest, Art Teacher, Art Teacher, Bunker Hill Elementary, Franklin Township, Indianapolis
Convention News Museum Education Division Convention Plans At this year’s AEAI convention in Indianapolis from Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20, the Museum Education Division will have plenty of opportunities for your participation and involvement. We will offer the popular Museum Teacher Resource Exchange (museums give away books, posters, and more) on Friday evening, some Visual Thinking Strategies practice sessions on Saturday (beginner) and Sunday (advanced), and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will have a session called Paleo Art Paints the World of Dinosaurs. We will also have a very unique pre-convention program using improv with The Engaging Educator, a.k.a. New York’s Jen Oleniczak, who will be at a pre-convention session on Friday, October 18, at 3 pm at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The cost for the pre-convention program is $10 for AEAI or IMA members, and $20 for non-members; two Professional Growth Points (PGP) will be given. Look for the winners of the Museum Education Division’s Teacher and Museum Partnership Program too! If your museum would like to participate in the Museum Teacher Resource Exchange, send materials for arrival by Monday, September 30 to:
The Engaging Educator— crea ng educa on that en-‐ gages both teachers and students to the top of their poten al
AEAI Museum Education Division c/o Tania Said Schuler, Director of Education, David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306
Note: provide no more than 50 copies of what you would like art teachers and other educators to have from your museum. Teachers are always interested in bulletin board materials, lesson ideas, and items for student incentives. Examples include posters, bookmarks, exhibition catalogues, and more. The Museum Teacher Resource Exchange is a great way to share your museum’s educational programs with an interested and supportive audience. Volunteers and museum representatives are welcome to help too! Cost to museums to participate in the Museum Teacher Resource Exchange: Free for Art Education Association of Indiana members $30 non-AEAI members (payable to AEAI) Museum News Indianapolis Museum of Art Forms New Book Club Join the IMA for discussion on Friday, August 30, 2013, from 5:00-6:30 pm. Teachers have been meeting on the last Friday of each month to talk about art crime books. As part of the discussion, they go on super secret tours related to the books, hear from IMA experts, and explore other mysterious behind the scenes topics. The IMA appreciates that in the back of every educator's mind is the question How can I use this in the classroom, but their main focus for this book club is on YOU, the educator, and providing opportunities to connect with peers, refresh your spirit, and have fun. Each book club meeting is eligible for 5 Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points. · · ·
Read the selected book before we meet and send your questions and thoughts to us a few days before the meeting at the IMA. On the dates listed below, join us as we go on super secret tours related to the books, explore other behind the scenes topics, and discuss the book with peers over a complimentary cup of coffee, tea, or glass of wine. Still have a question? Contact Heidi Davis-Soylu at email@example.com
For the August 30 discussion, register by August 9 with firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 20 participants for each session; advance registration required. The first 5 registered for each session will receive a bag of teacher goodies. AUGUST SELECTION
The Gardner Heist
By Ulrich Boser (2011)
Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after thousands of leads—and a $5 million reward—none of the paintings have been recovered. Worth as much as $500 million, the missing masterpieces have become one of the nation's most extraordinary unsolved mysteries. (Amazon.com) Perfect if you like: Non-fiction Art crime and investigation Fall 2013
Museum cont’d New Galleries at the David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University In mid- to late-August the David Owsley Museum of Art will open new galleries devoted to the art of China, Japan, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Pacific Islands, Pre-Columbian and Native America, plus renovated Decorative Arts galleries. A Community Day is planned for Sunday, September 29, at 1:30 p.m. A teacher community event will be Thursday, October 17, 2013, in the evening. See www.bsu.edu/artmuseum for details. Exhibition News
BFSD (Big Fat Scary Deal), a national exhibition of contemporary art dedicated to the edgy, weird, unsettling and
scary, produced by oddly creative individuals will be presented in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Stewart Center by Purdue University Galleries (West Lafayette, Indiana) from October 21 through December 8, 2013. Purdue University Galleries has two installation exhibitions too—Amanda Small: “All Truths Wait in All Things” in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center; and Crystal Wagner: “Gaia Milieu” in the Fountain Gallery in downtown Lafayette.
Anders Ruhwald: One thing follows the other (and you make it happen) , is an innovative exhibition and program
co-organized by the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass and the David Owsley Museum of Art features an installation by Anders Ruhwald, Head of the Ceramics Department at Michigan's Cranbrook Academy of Art. It explores form, process, and materiality through an installation that compares and contrasts one design rendered in three diverse media: ceramics, wood, and glass. Particularly noteworthy is that the glass sculpture were fabricated by Glick Center faculty and students in conjunction with Ruhwald. The exhibition runs Friday, September 27, through Sunday January 5, 2014. Ball State photographer Michael Hickey captures the most recent work of glassblowers at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass. These black glass volumes are components of a work of art by Danish ar st An-‐ ders Ruhwald that will be in a forthcoming exhibi on at the David Owsley Muse-‐ um of Art, Ball State Uni-‐ versity, Muncie, Indiana.
Featured Museum Member: Purdue Galleries Craig Martin says, “Purdue Galleries works to create an atmosphere where artwork can be enjoyed and participated in, as opposed to simply being viewed. At a time when arts activities in schools and field trips to cultural organizations are being curtailed, I find encouragement in the bold perseverance of our art teacher friends—and I take heart in the recognition that our children just won’t allow art to dissipate from their lives. “Each time we present an ArtCart activity for a classroom, the students’ honest, unsheltered pride in their accomplishments easily overrides any detachment or concern of the day. It has been through the encouragement and the caring eyes of the teachers with whom we partner that I have become so keenly aware of the impact of the arts on young lives, and I need to constantly offer them my thanks for what they do.” Purdue Galleries has just opened a new gallery in downtown Lafayette. Located directly across the street from the courthouse square fountain, the Fountain Gallery represents the university’s efforts to reach across the Wabash River and contribute to the cultural life of the Lafayette community. The Galleries intent is to host displays of art there in a variety of contemporary forms and to engage a new audience. Artwork from regional, national, and international artists, as well as the Galleries permanent collection, will be featured. Visitors will be invited to learn, to seek out, to create and participate, and to reflect on art as a unique personal experience.
Craig Mar n, Director, Purdue University Galleries
Additional information may be found online at: www.purdue.edu/galleries; www.facebook.com/PurdueUniversityGalleries; http://purduegalleries.blogspot.com/ To learn more, contact Craig Martin, Director, Purdue University Galleries Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002. He may also be reached at (765) 494-3061 or email@example.com. NAEA Museum News The NAEA Museum Education Division regularly posts updates at http://www.arteducators.org/community/ museum-education. The following news item was of special interest to me, specifically the teachers’ responses. Are they in line with what you have experienced or encountered? Please share your thoughts with the AEAI Museum Education Division Representative and at the division’s business meeting at this year’s convention or direct via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What evidence do we need to advocate for the value of museum education within our institutions and communities and, more broadly, with regional, state, and national policymakers and funders? To help answer this question, the NAEA Museum Education Division Research Initiative and Research Commission, specifically Anne Manning, Museum Education Division Director; Jackie Terrassa, Museum Education Division Director-Elect; and Randi Korn, NAEA Research Commissioner updated members about their progress at the 2013 annual meeting in Seattle. The commission began the project in 2010. The strategic questions is: What is the public value of art museums? Art museums’ distinct characteristics: museums’ most distinct characteristic are their collections and exhibitions. In their presentation they said they hope to explore the value of people engaging directly with original works of art within the context of museums as learning institutions. The result of the 2011 Pre-convention Data Collection was teachers broaden their teaching practice, use artfocused resources to support their classroom resources, and pursue personal learning with other teachers. The 2012 Data Collection said: Teachers most value · · · · · ·
Encounters with original works of art renew and inspire art educators— intellectually, spiritually, individually, and professionally. Art museums provide teachers with valuable resources that deepen their own learning and enhance their teaching. Art educators see museums and their collections as an integral part of a balanced education, enhancing students’ academic learning in individual growth.
Teachers prefer to use art museums as follows: · ·
Teachers see art museums as one part of a larger art scene, not as the only option for their students to access original works of art. They seek to expose their students to the various ways that art is made, presented, and distributed. Teachers prefer to personalize museum visits for their students, creating their own lesson plans and activities, rather than sign up for a docent-led tour.
Teachers are critical of these aspects: · ·
Teachers perceive many obstacles to student visits to the museum including cost, quality of experience, feelings of intimidation, logistical challenges (paperwork, buses, release time). Teachers who visit museums with their students are critical of docents’ teaching skills and attitudes towards students
Is this your view too? As noted, join the conversation—please share your feedback with the Museum Education Division Representative and we will discuss them more at the Museum Education Division business meeting at this year’s AEAI convention.
Patricia Cummings & Jill Sayers
appy New Year!!! Yes, we realize it isn’t January 1st, but it is the beginning of a new school year. As with the beginning of each calendar year we don’t know what the future brings, but we do know that there will be lots of things happening – both good and challenging. Well, the school year is no different, but know that we are here to support you. So to start this year off right, we would like to invite you to join us and “Pamper Yourself” with a night of manicures and pedicures at US Nails in Crown Point. This event will take place on August 16th at 7 pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com by August 14 th so that we let them know how many to expect. Also to add to the celebrations, we would like to congratulate to the Amy Back and Ginger Boys for winning Lilly Teacher Creativity grants!! They have spent six weeks traveling this summer and following their dreams. We know that we can’t wait to see and hear about their wonderful adventures. Amy from Oak Hill Elementary, in Lowell, traveled to Kenya and Zanzibar to study the language, art, food and culture of those communities. Her grant was titled-“Jambo Is All I Know Ginger from Boone Grove High School, in Boone Groove, studied Hudson River Valley artists; engage in studio workshops and outdoor classroom experiences. Her grant was titled “Embracing the Aesthetics of the Hudson River School”. We would also like to take this time to highlight the exciting work of one of our fellow District 1 Art teachers, Monica Korzenecki, who created a program known as “Art Lenders”. Finally, if there is any way that we can be of service to you, please let us know. We hope to see you at Convention during our District 1 workshop on Saturday, October 19th, at the Marriott East in Indianapolis.
Examples of Student art in the 2013 Art Lenders Auction
Art Lenders is a program created by two Hammond Elementary Art Teachers, Joan Buvala and Monica Korzenecki. It began as a grant that was written in December 2009. In April 2010, we got word that we received the grant and that we had to complete it by the end of the school year! Since we didn’t want to lose the grant money, we decided to take the challenge of pulling it all together in a matter of 5 weeks! This in itself was a huge task since it involved not only the art teachers in Hammond, but all of the local businesses as well!
Art Lenders gives businesses a chance to bid on creative artwork during the Art Lenders Reception/Auction featuring children’s art throughout the city of Hammond. The businesses do not buy the artwork; they simply rent it for a period of one year. During that time, they display the artwork along with a photo of the student artist and some information about the artist and the Art Lenders program. The variety and quality of work created by these talented young artists is amazing, so why not mat and frame them and display them throughout the community. From whimsical water colors to fine pencil portraits and landscapes, the student art brightens the lobbies, check outs, hallways, and office spaces in the businesses in our community. The purpose of Art Lenders is to promote art education throughout the community. All proceeds from the auction go towards funding programs to enhance art education in the School City of Hammond. One of these programs created for this purpose is Enviro Art, which is a one day workshop for students. Our first Enviro Art workshop took place in April 2013. We took four 5 th grade students from each of the 14 elementary schools in Hammond to the Environmental Education Center in Hammond for a day filled with art! The students rotated between three different workshops where they learned about and created their own botanical art, Gyotaku, Japanese Fish Prints and “Shrinky Dink” flowers made from water bottles. Enviro Art was a huge success! We are already working on some new ideas for next year’s workshops! As art educators, we know that the development, academic success and self esteem of children are supported with the creative opportunities provided by the arts. We want Art Lenders to ensure our young artists will have a memorable opportunity to display their talents to friends family and our community.
Students working at the Enviro Art workshops
Students working on Botanical drawings
Students working on “Shrinky Dink” Flowers
Students working on Gyotaku, Japanese Fish Prints Fall 2013
Pictures from 2014 St. Mary’s Retreat Bernade e Weller 48 CONTACT
Deena Church & Susan Wenger
reetings from Northeast Indiana! We all have such busy lives sometimes it’s hard to know whether we’re coming or going, but District 2 folks carved out some special time this summer. In June we had a watercolor workshop with artist Linda Binek. Linda shared methods for creating textures as a background for further painting, and it was exciting to see what happened with all the ‘stuff’ we pressed into the paint. We’re looking forward to seeing these techniques explored in our classrooms this fall. A big thank-you to Artlink for supporting District 2 art educators; we were able to use their studio space for the day. What a wonderful environment for our workshop! District 2 was represented at AEAI Art Teacher Retreat this summer, too, as several of us trekked to the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and indulged in our own art making. We devote so much creative energy to our career it’s often a challenge to just switch gears. St. Mary’s was a time to get back to what called us to this profession in the first place. Looking forward, we’re planning a dinner meeting mid-September, coordinating it with the FAME general meeting. In addition to food and fellowship we’ll have a resource/book exchange. Many of us have duplicate resources; bring something you’d like to exchange…or just pass on. Every art teacher, member or not, is welcome to join us. October brings the AEAI Convention in Indy. Take a look at what’s planned for the weekend and join us. It’s a great way to meet professional peers and gather some new ideas. We look forward to seeing many of you there. Last, but not least: March may seem a long way off, but begin saving those great projects for Youth Art Month. In February we will meet to collect District 2 work and deliver it for the show. Whether you participate in Scholastics, or FAME, or a local exhibit, keeping student work in the public eye is important, and YAM is a way to showcase what we do. Please contact us with any comments or suggestions for the coming year. Let us know, too, of any special accomplishments, exhibits, or events you’d like to share. Deena: firstname.lastname@example.org, Susan: email@example.com. Have a great school year!
Sherri Cline & Audrey Hayes
e hope you’ve all had a creative and well rested summer, and are gearing up for another exciting school year. As you are making your school year schedule don’t forget to put AEAI’s fall convention in your itinerary. We will be there hosting a District 3 workshop on alcohol inks and all the exciting things you can do with them. Check out the pictures from the alcohol ink workshop we hosted over the summer. In case you missed it, be sure to join us at fall convention for another great workshop. In other news, your District 3 representatives, hosted a few fun meet and greets over the summer and have plans for another one on October 23rd. The October meet and greet will be held at The Cup (1606 W University Muncie, In 47303). We’ll meet up for coffee, all who attend will walk away with a goodie bag and new art teacher friends. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by October 21 st. Keep your ear open for other exciting workshops to come in District 3. If you’re interested in membership or have any questions feel free to email either one of use, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always looking for district liaisons all who are interested are welcome.
“The urge to draw must be quite deep within us, because children love to do it”
Workshop participant working hard on her creations.
Happily showing off their creations, Sharon Wil- liams of Randolph Southern High School, and Kenny Sprinkle BSU student, had a blast exper- imenting with alcohol inks.
Rebecca Loudermilk & Johanna Perez
alutations District 4!
We are now entering another school year of great art possibilities. Reeling with ideas, we are very excited about creating new opportunities for not only getting to know one another a bit better, but also learning from one another. We have been attempting to get out to each county in our district with a meet-and-greet. To those of you we have met already, it has truly been great getting to know you! We hope to meet many more brilliant art educators soon. If you would like to be a host of one of these meet-and-greets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Also, please keep a look out on the AEAI list serve for more District 4 on goings, such as up coming workshops! We are also very excited for this years AEAI convention, which will be held in Indianapolis! The Marriot East is a stunning facility to hold the convention! We do hope to meet and make art with the many faces of District 4 at our yearly meeting. We hope you have a splendid start to the school year!
re you looking forward to the AEAI convention in Indianapolis? Me too! I want to invite everyone out from district 6 to not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn new concepts and lessons from the workshops. Don’t forget to register for the convention because it is in October this year! My workshop will be on Sunday, October 20th. I will be talking about Prezi Presentations, and showing the ease of creating and sharing these high end presentations. Have you heard of Prezi? If not, Prezi is a new way of creating presentations and sharing with colleagues everywhere! This is the easiest method to create professional presentations, and even better, you don’t need any software or any storage on your computer. It is also FREE!!!! I will show you how to create a Prezi Presentation and share all of my presentations including my favorite lesson plans. Please stop by to visit with me during the convention! Looking forward to seeing you, Jennifer Carrico
American Legion of Indiana Educator of the Year Leah Morgan is pictured with Ron Pridemore, District #9 representative of the American Legion. On July11, the state American Legion Conference was held at the Marriott Conference Center in Indianapolis, IN, where outstanding legislators and educators were among those recognized for their service throughout the state. Dr. Morgan was the recipient of the American Legion of Indiana Award for Educator of the Year in recognition of excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to the youth of America. Dr. Morgan currently teaches elementary and high school art at Orleans, In., serves as Hgh Ability Coordinator and Academic Coach, She also serves as an art instructor for classes at Oakland College. Dr. Morgan is a former President of the Art Education Association of Indiana and currently serves as technology coordinator on the executive council.
Trish Korte & Kevin Schultz
nother summer has passed and we are back in the classroom with renewed energy and ideas. I can’t express how valuable our membership with AEAI has been to us professionally and personally. If you are not an active member, you owe it to yourself to get involved. Kevin and I just returned from the 10th annual AEAI Art Teacher Retreat held at St. Mary of the Woods College. We are now the retreat’s coordinators and I hope everyone attending had as much fun as we did! The presenters were amazing and the artwork produced, extraordinary! So much talent and knowledge is shared at this event! Along with great projects, a wealth of information on assessment, classroom management, and teacher evaluation systems were shared in a relaxed and encouraging climate. If you missed this great opportunity to collaborate with your fellow teachers, your next chance is our 2013 AEAI Fall Convention, October 18-20 @ Marriott East, Indianapolis. Connecting with Art Educators from across the state for professional development is second only to the friendships that grow through respect and camaraderie. We hope you take this opportunity to join us and become active in our ... “your” Art Educators’ Association. We are currently working on our District 7 hands-on workshop for the convention and Kevin will be providing an additional class on Adobe Photoshop and photo editing for attendee’s to help us with the technology needed for so many art contests, AP submissions and college applications for our students. Remember to pack your laptops and iPads. Kevin and I are also saving our money for the NAEA National Convention in March 2014. If you have never attended a national convention, put it on your bucket list! If you can’t make it, be sure to go to the website. Your colleagues post presentations and information for members that I continually look at for infusing new ideas in my classroom and personal work! 2014 NAEA National Convention is March 29-31 in San Diego, CA “SPARK!” Fusing Innovative Teaching & Emerging Technologies We hope to see you in Indy! Check the NAEA Website at http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy for more information about arts advocacy. Remember to always be advocating for the arts in all of the public events that you sponsor and attend. Contact us at : Trish – firstname.lastname@example.org and Kevin – email@example.com
United Art & Education Gift Card to Henryville Art Teachers Henryville Elementary School recently held their "Evening of Excellence". Art Education Association of Indiana District 7 Representatives, Trish Korte and Kevin Schultz, joined in the celebration by presenting a $350 United Art and Education gift card for school supplies to the art teachers, Hsiao-Ling Gardner and Amy Fischmer. The funds for the gift card were donations from AEAI members collected during the Fall 2012 Convention and a matching donation from United Art and Education. The presentation was made in front of the "Wall of Love" a ceramic mural that is in progress, which is a post-tornado school wide art project. Ms. Gardner and Ms. Fischmer were very thankful for the donations and can't wait to purchase materials for the students! Pictured from left to right in the photo are Henryville High School art students Kayla Stewart;; Mileena Neff;; Kayla Cissell;; Elementary Art Teacher, Hsiao-Ling Gardner;; High Art Teacher, Amy Fischmer;; Principal, Dr. Glenn Riggs;; and AEAI Representative, Kevin Schultz.
*Special thanks to United Art and Education for their help in coordinating donations and contributing more than half to make this generous gift!!
An Open Letter to AEAI Members
Ms. Kevin Schultz Ms. Trish Korte AEAI Co-Representatives of District 7 Dear members of the Art Education Association of Indiana: It was very thoughtful of you to take so much time and effort into collecting those fantastic art materi- als and resources for our art program at Henryville Elementary. It was obvious to me that your art teachers had taken great care to provide us with a variety of much-needed raw materials and tools that will last into the coming years. But also with specific lesson plans that included everything down to the last item to carry the lesson out. For instance, the hand-made “kit” on fish-rock painting lesson from White River Elementary that provided a detailed lesson plan, a fantastic children’s storybook star- ring painted fish rocks, glitter paint and even the rocks to paint on. This is perfect for my 1 st graders who always have art lessons that study fish. Another favorite of mine was the Kindergarten mosaic “kit” from IPS School 58 that provided adorable mosaic lesson samples with a hand-written note, and plenty of paper to work with. Actually, it ended up being quite useful for my 6 th grade Roman mosaic lesson! There was so much going on at the time that I was unpacking your generous gifts, that I’m sure I’d forget to mention them all, but I remember being in shock of the huge rolls of colorful felt that screamed out “puppets” to me and the stacks upon stacks of construction paper that has had a million uses already as you would guess! My kids loved all the packets of pre-cut smooth, extra-colorful papers for their collages. They turned out beautiful. All the charcoals, rulers, art magazines and so much more are greatly appreciated, and just as important, your kindness is appreciated. I have big plans on how to continue using all your gifts into next year and beyond. As you would guess, it’s been a crazy year getting back to “normal”, but with the help and support from caring people like your members, it has taught me to appreciate more what I took for granted be- fore, thing and people. I understand that United Art & Education (art supply co.) and your members collected $350. for the much-needed gift card, that the High school art teacher and I are splitting and using for more art mate- rials through their catalog. You are a fantastic bunch, and United Art & Education is so generous for this gift. A special thanks goes to Kevin Schultz, her husband Rick, and Trish Korte for all the extra work and time they must have taken to be so helpful in our time of need. Kevin and I grew up together in Hen- ryville, and she has always gone above and beyond to help my family. Now she has also helped many people I’ve never met, and touched the lives of all our students at Henryville! Many thanks, Hsiao-Ling Gardner Henryville Elementary Art Teacher
reetings fellow educators!
I would like to reintroduce myself as Jessica Watson Coleman, I recently got married and wanted to let everyone know of the name change. It was wonderful seeing so many elementary faces at the recent workshop held at the IMA. We learned many interesting things about how to use art conservation in the art room, and had a wonderful time while doing it. As the school year settles into a grove we are getting ready for the fall AEAI convention. We had a very exciting meeting at the convention center and I am excited for convention this year. I personally find it so inspiring and rejuvenating seeing so many new ideas and talking with fellow educators. I always meet at least one new friend and learn about something to utilize in my classroom. I look forward to seeing you at convention and upcoming workshops. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you firstname.lastname@example.org!
Pouring of the molds for clay deconstruction projects
Deconstructed slip molds and slab molds sculpture by Suzanne Finn
Art Meets Science at the IMA
What happens when K-12 teachers, museum educators and art conservators get together? They create new and exciting ways of looking at and learning through art!
After attending the “Art Meets Science” workshop at the IMA, I felt inspired to integrate even more science into my art lessons. I particularly enjoyed walking through the IMA’s African art gallery & learning about how art conservation can be incorporated into the On May 31st, the K-12 Outreach Committee of the American art room lesson. For example, there was a beautiful coil vessel that Institute for the Conservation (AIC) was thrilled to partner with the Sarah and Beth showed us-- they were describing how a small clay Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) and the Art Education sample is removed and investigated to determine how best to Association of Indiana to present an evening teacher workshop, Art conserve it. Later, when we had our discussion session with them, Meets Science, as part of the museum’s First Friday events and in art teachers shared ideas about how we could experiment with light, conjunction with AIC’s 41st Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. color fastness and fading in students' art (among other engaging topics!) I also imagined the flip side: art could be integrated in to The event, led by art conservators Sarah Barack and Beth Edelstein, the science lessons too! How cool would it be to have a periodic started off with an active dialogue in the museum galleries, looking table online, where art images were associated with each element? at Italian Renaissance painting, African sculpture, and modern For example, each time you click on the element gold (Au), you works by Robert Indiana. During the tour, Sarah and Beth modeled would be directed to all kinds of artworks that used gold, eg. gold the observations and investigations that would characterize a leaf, repoussé, filigree, Fabergé--you name it--now, science meets conservator’s approach to an art object. In each example, they art! discussed how conservators manipulate the electromagnetic --Emma Said, elementary art teacher, IPS School 106 spectrum through various laboratory techniques to better understand works of art, their materials and their history. I am always looking for new jobs, related to visual arts, to share with my students. Art Meets Science at the IMA sounded like a After the tour, teachers gathered for refreshments and a short perfect evening to discover just that, plus they promised a delightful presentation on why art conservation is an ideal lens for learning a First Friday evening event afterwards! I signed up knowing very wide variety of skills and content in the classroom. An engaging and little about the restoration and identification process. I found it productive discussion followed, with teachers and conservators fascinating! Beth Edelstein and Sarah Barack were so brainstorming ideas for lesson plans and hands-on activities. knowledgeable and easy to talk with. I had many questions and they had many answers. I will continue to keep my eye on the IMA Special thanks to Jessica Watson (AEAI Elementary Education and their educational events. I had a delightful evening and left Division Chair), Heidi Davis-Soylu (IMA Manager of Academic with many new ideas for sharing restoration with my students. Engagement and Learning Research), and Tania Said (AEAI Museum Education Division Chair) for making this such an Beth Siminski, elementary art teacher, Maple Glen Elementary enjoyable event, and to all the educators that attended for their brilliant ideas and valuable feedback.
For more information about conservation and K-12 education, please visit www.conservation-us.org/K12 and the AIC wiki (a work in progress) at http://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/K-12_Educational_Resources_on_Conservation; or email Sarah and Beth at Kemail@example.com.
Middle School Division
ello, to all of the fantastic middle school educators through out our fine state!
As our summer draws to a close and the beginning of our school year approaches, it is almost time for us to get back into class mode. I hope that we can break from our four walls and realize that we must rely on each other for new and exciting ideas, for assistance with lesson dilemmas, or to simply communicate with other art educators for feedback and conversation. Most of us are isolated and the only art teacher in our buildings, not able to connect with the elementary or high school art teachers, to discuss curriculum as we are too focused on what our building wants us to learn for them, instead of being able to connect with the other art teachers, in our corporation for professional development. We must expand our horizons by networking with other art professionals and use our AEAI resources to stay connected. We can increase our knowledge base through our most important resource, other middle school art teachers. This summer, like the past three summers, I have taken advantage of the one AEAI guiltless pleasure, the St. Maryof-the-Woods Art Teacher Retreat. Go just once and you will be hooked for life. It is the one week I thrive not just an art educator, but as an artist. Throughout the year, I always begin projects with my students, but very rarely do I finish them. I am too busy teaching the process or concept, if I am not helping students find solutions to their problems, or re-emphasizing the techniques for a project, I am having classroom critiques, grading their work, or displaying it, then it is time for the next project, concept, skill or art movement and suddenly the semester is over, then it is time for a new grade level to teach. As much as I love teaching my students, I do not feel like an artist with all of those unfinished projects sitting in my drawers at school, which is why St. Mary-of-the-Woods becomes my saving grace. At St. Mary-of-the-Woods, I have one week where I get to be an artist. I am able to work without interruption and learn from incredible artists. I am able to re-energize and be refreshed and recognize the possibilities of the new amazing ideas and lessons I have learned. I can take these concepts back to the classroom and create new and exciting lessons for my students. We are so fortunate to have such phenomenal educators in our state willing to share what they know with us, through workshops, conventions, and retreats. Please feel free to contact me anytime, if you have something fantastic to share at a workshop, need assistance, or just need to connect with another middle school art teacher. My e-mail information is firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great school year!
St. Mary’s Retreat Participants
Secondary School Division
elcome to the Fall Semester everyone!
I hope your summer was delightful and that you are refreshed and renewed and raring to get back into the classroom and studio. Fall is a great time in your classroom to introduce a lot of new ideas and changes that you have been mulling over since spring. With that said I have some new things being introduced into my life as well. My Husband and I are expecting our first child this Fall and I have decided to step down from my position as the Secondary Division Representative in order to focus some more of my time on our little family. My time as the Secondary Division Representative for AEAI has been wonderful. I have enjoyed meeting so many new people and have made some great connections at the High School level. I will continue to be active with the organization and stay connected. Still feel free to e-mail me anytime for anything: email@example.com. The new representative will be introducing him/herself in the next upcoming issue. I can tell you to expect some great things coming from this person. This teacher is incredibly innovative, always researching and coming up with the best ideas for the classroom. Make sure to introduce yourself to the new addition to the Board during Convention this year in October. New friends are always the best kind, and this teacher is a great friend to have.
Higher Education Division
t is an exciting time to be a member of AEAI. During the 2012-13 academic year, many members discovered that by joining forces, researching topics that affect our discipline, and speaking up in public hearings, educators could truly change the direction of decisions about to be made at the state level. As the Indiana Department of Education considered a proposal to no longer require college degrees for art and music teachers to obtain a teaching license, AEAI members jumped into action. Our email was alive and buzzing with excellent arguments put forward by professors, teachers and administrators at all levels. We discussed various talking points and the best strategies we could use to get our voices heard. Music educators and art educators created a strong, united front as we shared ideas about how to best advocate for the arts. After months of discussion, many teacher educators, from beyond the arts disciplines and representing various institutions, drove to Indianapolis to argue in front of the IDOE members for keeping the college degree requirement for licensure. Our members worked hard to keep the momentum going until the final vote. We won the first battle, but it is likely that it will resurface at some point in the future. I am confident that AEAI members will be ready for the next debate. Please join us and become an active participant in the effort to maintain high standards for future art teachers and to engender respect for art education as an important part of the P-20 curriculum. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. See you at the fall convention!!
he 2013 AEAI State Convention is coming in October, and I would like to encourage all art education students in the state to attend. The state convention is filled with insightful information of the art educational field, concerning lesson plans, make-and-takes especially with new media and techniques that you can use in the classroom. More importantly, you can network with a supportive peer group of experienced art educators. My personal experience with AEAI has been exceptionally helpful during my student career. I have made great connections with peers throughout the state of Indiana and locally, and made contacts for my student teaching through AEAI. The support and openness to share experiences in the classrooms has helped me have better classroom observations, and other great experiences while a student at Indiana State University. Hope to meet you in October.
Buffy Rogers documenting her garden in a floor cloth
he recent legislative changes for schools adopted last spring will certainly give our principals and superintendents more to think about. Here are a few (not all) new things school administrators will be dealing with this coming school year:
The budget increased overall by 2 percent in fiscal year 2014 and 1 percent in fiscal year 2015. However, about 40 percent of schools won’t see any increase and some will see a decline due to hidden mechanisms behind the new laws related to enrollment trends. Imagine having to share that news with your community if you are part of the 40%.
Senate Enrolled Act 1, known as the School Resource Officers and School Safety law, this will help schools hire police officers, conduct threat assessments for school buildings, and purchase safety equipment and technology. Having a policeman at every school door sends mixed messages. Personally, I like having them there, but some may claim that the perception is that if we need a policeman then it must not be a safe place.
Senate Enrolled Act 338 addresses the problem of chronic absenteeism in schools. It requires schools to report their absentee rates and provides new definitions for “chronic”. At what point do we become concerned with how many days a student has missed? 10, 15, 20? It seems 18 may become the magic number. Once they crossover into the chronic area, principals must now chase them.
Senate Enrolled Act 352 is the “criminal gang” law that requires schools to start tracking criminal gang activity in their schools and report it to the state. This will become a public document and may impact future enrollments (see the first bulleted item above). Again, we find ways to take money away from schools who need it the most.
House Enrolled Act 1423 is also known as the “anti-bullying” bill. It requires schools to establish procedures for reporting incidents of bullying and to adopt disciplinary rules around bullying, both in and out of school. Yes, out of school. The schools’ jurisdiction is increasing because someone out there is not doing their job.
House Enrolled Act 1427 pushes the “pause” button on full implementation of the Common Core State Standards. We have ISTEP+ for at least one more year.
Our school leaders had plenty to do. What does this have to do with Art? I imagine even the best principals will be challenged to maintain positive dispositions as we yet again pile more on them. They would like to focus on instruction, and the new teacher evaluation model is again changing, for the better, but changing. Be nice to your administrators when you get a chance. If they are not a member of the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute or the Indiana Association of School Principals, there are no other supports out there.
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President : Sidney Allen 3515 W Julie Lane Indianapolis, IN 46228 H 317-299-2041 email@example.com
District 3 Rep: Sherri Cline 1606 W. Adams St. Muncie, Indiana 47303 firstname.lastname@example.org 317-627-0633
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Middle School Division: Michelle Chastain 140 South Sycamore Street Campbellsburg, IN 47108 H 812-755-4670 W 812-752-8926 firstname.lastname@example.org
VSA Indiana: Gayle M. Holtman 1505 North Delaware Indianapolis, IN 46202 H 317-974-4123, W 800-484-8055 (code 1605) email@example.com
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