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ART TIMES Letter from the President

WINTER 2015

Jen Dahl, WAEA President

Features

What can WAEA do for you? That is the question that President-elect Tiffany Beltz and I explored through our session at the 2015 Fall Conference. As a WAEA member:

Teachers as Artists: Jen Balge, WAEA Museum Representative

You can explore new methods, try out new techniques, and hear nationally recognized speakers at the Fall Conference.

Forum: Reflections on Pathways, the fall 2015 WAEA conference

You can feel inspired, challenged and more aware of current issues through our e-newsletter, the e-Art Times. Take a look at the e-Art Times archives too! You can participate in Youth Art Month (YAM), a time of celebration with recognition of outstanding students and art teachers each March. Your middle and high school students can participate in the Visioneer Design Challenge, a statewide program and competition for students interested in learning about design arts connecting and with professional designers. Challenges are developed by professional designers to cover design in everyday things, design of spaces and places, design for communication and information and design for human interaction. Your high school students can take part in the Visual Arts Classic, which encourages team-building skills through the critical thinking and quiz bowl competitions. Students compete individually in one of eleven studio categories and have fun while learning more about art history and studio production. We currently have eight regional competitions throughout the state, where students vie for the opportunity to go onto the VAC State competition. (continued on page 2)

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5-7 2015 WAEA Award Recipients

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Midwest Artist Studios Project: Elli Honl

9-11 YAM Flag winners and regional show deadlines, WAEA events and grants

12-16 Calendar of upcoming events on the last page


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Letter from the President (continued) In addition to member benefits, we discussed the advocacy that is an important part of our roles as art educators. One of the things attendees were surprised to find out was that the National Art Education Association has position statements that reflect national issues and topics of interest to the profession that we can use too. Once adopted by the NAEA Board of Directors, NAEA Position Statements represent the ‘official’ position of the Association, and can be used by both members and the national office, when responding to requests from the media, school board members and school administrators, legislators, Congressional offices, and other policy makers regarding the view of the visual arts education community pertaining to an issue or topic.

I’ve used statements to write letters to school boards. They can be used to guide the direction for programming and activities too. It’s a very comprehensive list, including 21st Century Skills and Visual Arts Education; Arts Integration; Diversity in Visual Art Education; Graduation Requirements and Art Education; Physical Safety in the Art Classroom; Professional Development; Scheduling, Time, Funding, and Resources for Art Educators; STEAM Education; Visual Arts and its Relationship to the Common Core; Teacher Evaluation and Student Growth… and the comprehensive list has far more than this! You can explore more here: http://www.arteducators.org/about-us/naea-platform-and-position-statements Additionally, if I can ever offer you support as you prepare letters, please let me know! I am happy to help. You can reach me at waeapresident@gmail.com.

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Teachers as Artists The WAEA Board welcomes Jen Balge (left) as Museum Education Representative. In welcoming Jen to her new role on the board, we asked her to hare about her work through highlighting upcoming exhibits and events at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan offers both local and international works of art to bring a unique perspective to your classroom. The current exhibition series, LIFE LIT UP, explores the vast array of possibilities within the art of photography: cyanotypes, self-portraits, double exposures, heliographs, time-exposures, and more are seen in the galleries. BRINGING TO LIGHT THE MASSENGILL FAMILY PHOTO COLLECTION Through January 17, 2016 In the first museum exhibition of this body of work, the Massengill family photo collection demonstrates the role of photography in the recounting of daily lives. This collection of nearly 800 photographic portraits was produced by two generations in a hand-built photo studio trailer during the Depression in Arkansas. In the mid-1930s, Jim and Mancy Massengill started this family side business to make ends meet. Without formal training, they taught themselves to construct a commercial-use camera, build portable studios, and make prints on-site so clients could purchase photographs at the time of the sitting. Traveling across the state to fairs and community events, the Massengills created precious keepsakes and captured an intimate portrait of the rural South.

Massengill Family, Untitled, c. 1930s; hand-colored photographs; 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. Courtesy of Maxine Payne and Christian Berst Art Brut. (continued on page 4)

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A student sketchbook inspired by the BRINGING TO LIGHT exhibition. PRESERVATION LAB: LOY BOWLIN'S HOLY JEWEL HOME Opening December 6 The preservation of art environments is a complex undertaking, and usually occurs behind closed doors in conservation labs. For the first time, and throughout the entirety of 2016, the Arts Center is offering visitors unprecedented opportunities to observe, in real time, the processes involved in the conservation and presentation of an art environment—Loy Bowlin’s “The Beautiful Holy Jewel Home.” Inspired by Glen Campbell’s 1975 hit record, “Rhinestone Cowboy,” Loy Bowlin (1909–1995) gained notoriety in his hometown of McComb, Mississippi, as the self-proclaimed “Original Rhinestone Cowboy.” Bowlin wore dazzling, hand-embellished suits and drove around town in a decorated two-door 1967 Cadillac. In the late seventies, he started transforming his small home into a fitting backdrop for his illustrious persona; it became The Beautiful Holy Jewel Home: The Home of the Original Rhinestone Cowboy. Want to bring your students? Check out workshop opportunities and learn more about scheduling a group tour at http://www.jmkac.org/index.php/school-programs-visits/plan-your-school-tour/tours-andworkshops.

Loy Bowlin, Beautiful Holy Jewel Home (installation detail, living room ceiling), c. 1985–1990; John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection. photo: 2006, John Michael Kohler Arts Center Artist Archives.

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Loy Bowlin, Beautiful Holy Jewel Home (installation detail, living room), c. 1985–1990; John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection. photo: 2006, John Michael Kohler Arts Center Artist Archives.


Thank you to our presenters, vendors, and attendees for making the fall 2015 conference a success!

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Thoughts from a first time attendee Olivia Griepentrog, WAEA Student Representative As a student studying art education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I have been grateful for all of the amazing opportunities that can allow me to grow as an art educator. One of these opportunities includes attending the 2015 WAEA Fall Conference. With many educational and hands-on sessions to choose from, as well as inspiring keynote speakers, the fall conference was both a beneficial and unforgettable experience. As a first year attendee, everything the conference had to offer provided me with new insights. However, I would like to share a few personal highlights here. First, plenty of vendors attended the conference, displaying their materials and examples of artwork. Some vendors even offer quick, hands-on projects to allow you to test out their product and experiment with different materials. Throughout the day, everyone has the opportunity to plan time to check out each vendor’s booth and chat with those representatives. The vendors were extremely helpful answering all of the questions I had. They also had big discounts on products for conference attendees. If you aren’t able to buy any tools or materials from the vendors during the conference, there’s a very good chance you will still walk away with bags full of supplies. Not only will you receive a bag at registration, but there’s a change to resources in a raffle at the end of the conference. Raffle prizes included items such as teacher baskets donated by the WAEA board members, classroom kits, classroom decorations, and one big prize of a printing press package donated by the Jack Richeson Company. To my surprise, I ended up winning two classroom dream-catcher kits, as well as a basket full of supplies for my future classroom! Last but not least, I would like to highlight the speakers who presented at the WAEA’s fall conference. Presenters are generous and willing to share their knowledge of skills or experiences with so many others. For example, Dr. Martin Rayala, Dr. Mel Pontious, and Virgi Driscoll are just three of many who attended and presented at the conference this fall. They are leaders who started student events like the Visual Arts Classic and the Visioneer Design Challenge. When I was in high school, I participated in the Visual Arts Classic, which allows students interested in the arts to work on long-term projects, present their pieces professionally, and compete against other participants from other schools. During the conference, I learned that founder of VAC was none other than Virgi Driscoll. I was delighted to speak with her about my experiences in VAC and how they inspired me to become an educator. The thought of conversations with amazing people like Virgi inspires me to attend future events and further my knowledge as an art educator! Whether you are a student like me, or an experienced educator, there is always much to learn from the WAEA conference. It’s a time to start stocking up on new supplies, meet others who share similar interests in art education, and to reflect one’s own teaching practice. The hands-on sessions and powerful speakers provide insights that can be beneficial for anyone. If you have not been to a WAEA Fall Conference yet, I highly recommend taking a trip to the next one in 2016. It is the perfect opportunity to meet new people, learn something new, and grow as a teacher! 6


It’s been at least 17 years… Frank Korb, WAEA Southeast Region VP It’s been at least 17 years since my first (and last) WAEA Convention. I took little away from it then in comparison to what I learned this year. Maybe I was too young to truly appreciate what I didn’t know about teaching, students, or learning. Perhaps I was just naive in the ways of education. I just remember that I didn’t walk away with an appreciation of what was offered. As I look back on the 2015 convention, I find myself thinking more on what art education is, what it can be, and what it should be for today’s student. WHAT IT IS: The visual arts offer problem-solving skills that other academics may not. These skills, however, are ones that are helpful in the success other fields. The hands on experiences we provide for students allows risk taking and often encourages failure in the search for success that other fields may not. The idea of process over product is something that we rely on to create our world. WHAT IT CAN BE: Our young artists (and older ones) can become stronger and more thoughtful members of society than their non-art counterparts. I consider the ideas within the National Visual Arts Standards and goal setting as examples. As art educators, it seems natural that we should know what it takes to make successful, important, engaging art. However, implementing the use of standards and goals can allows for points of departure, reflection, and assessment in making the successful work that gets made. While our student artists may not always be making art that changes society, is engaging, or is as successful as they (or we) thought it could be, at the very least it can begin to change the individual on a level that leads to larger changes down the road. WHAT IT SHOULD BE: Sessions that looked at assessment and rubrics, techniques in art teaching and art making, and even the ever popular PDP, SLO and PPG reminded me how the arts need to make connections that engage with our communities and larger society. Seeing the arts out in larger contexts, not just in the tiny studio, is essential. I often feel that my students, as well as their families, teachers, and the larger community, need to be reminded that there are strong connections between what we do in studio and how it relates to what happens outside of the studio. Art is important in the world. All of the visual and performing arts need to be an experience, an encouraging place, an opportunity for experimentation, a happening, an object that encourages self-discovery, creativity, new ways of thinking, and invention that today’s world demands. I look forward to the development of new friendships, and connections that I made at this year’s conference. More importantly however, I look forward to the conversation, collaboration, and art making that inspired me, and in turn my students, from the 2015 WAEA State Conference. 7


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Congratulations 2015 WAEA Award Recipients

ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR: Frank Juarez, art teacher at Sheboygan North High School, recognized for significant, long term contributions to the WAEA and art education on the local, state and/or national levels. OUTSTANDING ART EDUCATORS: Secondary Division, Jeanne Bjork, art teacher and department head at Pewaukee High School; Elementary Division, Jeanne Arenz, art teacher at Irving Pertzsch Elementary School, Onalaska, Wisconsin; Supervision/Administration Division, Steve Michaels, Fine Arts District Administrator and Principal at Hamilton/SOTA Elementary in La Crosse, WI. Each recipient was recognized for significant contributions within their respective divisions on the local, state and/or national levels. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: Mike Martino, sculptor, artist-in residence and arts activist from La Crosse, Wisconsin, recognized for outstanding achievement and contributions to art education on the local, state and/or national levels. JAMES A. SCHWALBACH AWARD: Bruce Guadalupe Community Schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recognized for being an institution or school district that has made an outstanding contribution to art education. PRESIDENT’S AWARDS: Tiffany Beltz, elementary art teacher/WAEA President-Elect/YAM Chairperson; Virgi Driscoll, retired arts educator; Dr. Martin Rayala, Former DPI Arts Administrator; Dr. Mel Pontious, Former DPI Arts Administrator. Each recipient was recognized for going above and beyond in his or her work within the Wisconsin Art Education Association. Nominations for 2016 are due in April. Please see http://www.wiarted.org/awards.html for more information.

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Midwest Artist Studios™ Project Frank Juarez, WAEA Past President

This past summer the open road took me to Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. I visited 6 studios and drove 1831 miles in 7 days. I am excited about the new roster of artists that I will be working with over the course of 2016. They are Mellissa Redman (Grand Rapids, MI), Kate Robertson (Ann Arbor, MI), Jenniffer Omaitz (Kent, OH), Ellie Honl (Bloomington, IN), Jessica Anderson (IL), Jason Ackman (IL), Krista Svalbonas (IL), and Emmy Lingscheit. I am also happy to report that the current artists I am working with have been working with educators across the Midwest by being accessible for Skype sessions inside the classroom. In late October I presented on the Midwest Artist Studios™ (MAS) Project at the annual Fall Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Conference at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. It has been such a great experience seeing this project evolve over the past two years. The journey has been challenging and ambitious, but most importantly, rewarding. The MAS Project has been a great resource to empower students to continue following their own artistic voice and knowing that there is a group of artists that are being successful in our region. In September, this project was published in the fall issue of Art Education: A Journal of the National Art Education Association. The title of the article is “Studio Culture: On the Road with Midwest Artist Studios”. You can read it at midwestartiststudios.com. In this issue I highlight one of our newest MAS artists, Elli Honl, printmaker, from Bloomington, Indiana.

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All photos of Elli Honl and her artwork courtesy of Pat Ryan.

Ellie Honl's artwork is about the human desire to find stability in an unsteady present and unpredictable future. Through her artwork, she tries to understand why things are the way they are and strive to find logic in the random. She works intuitively allowing herself to experiment with unpredictable processes to discover new marks and imagery. Many times these initial investigations look chaotic and they provide a problem for her to resolve. She imposes order through geometric forms and color, while making connections through lines, written explanations, and collage elements. These acts of resolution are based on research into theories of geometry, psychology, space, and her own history. Through a multidisciplinary approach, she creates prints, objects, and moving images that oscillate between rational and irrational, organized and disordered. Printmaking’s unique ability to retain the original image helps her create variables that grow organically and allows her to combine and alter visual elements using a wide variety of media. This layering, warping, and re-presenting information reflect her research in how people make sense of the world around them. Ellie Honl is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Combining printmaking, time-based media, and alternative photographic processes, her artwork has been widely exhibited across the United States and is included in many national collections. She has been awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center and the Kala Art Institute, and has been a visiting artist at numerous universities and art centers. She has previously taught at Arizona State University, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She received her MA and MFA in Printmaking with a minor in Intermedia from the University of Iowa where she graduated with honors, and received a BA in studio art from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Ellie is from Stevens Point, Wisconsin where her mother is an art teacher in the public school system. The artists that I am working with are painters, sculptors, printmakers, and mixed media artists. Each artist brings something special to this project. I truly am looking forward to introducing them to our readership and I hope you join me on this journey. I encourage you to visit the MAS Project at www.midwestartiststudios.com and check it out. Also, visit my art department at nhsartdept.com to see how my students are using this resource to further investigate and explore new ways to create original works of art. 10


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WAEA Student Events YAM Flag  Winners  Announced:     Anna  Johnson,  9th  Grade,  W est  Salem  High  School;  Teacher:  Quenten  Brown   Paige  Dulski,  6th  Grade,  Richfield  Elementary;  Teacher:  Kelly  Antoniewicz   Lydia  Bouc,  8th  Grade,  Juda  School;  Teacher:    Theresa  W yss   Tierra  Sackett,  11th  Grade,  West  Salem  High  School;  Teacher:  Quenten  Brown   Ellie  Evenson,  7th  Grade,  Lake  Mills  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Julie  Schwecke   Jordan  Bauer,  8th  Grade,  Edgerton  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Jamie  Prahl   Payton  Schneider,  9th  Grade,  Durand  High  School;  Teacher:  Megan  Byron   Abbie  Krause,  8th  Grade,  Edgerton  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Jamie  Prahl                                                       Honorable  Mention:     Akerious  Edgeston,  10th  Grade,  MacDowell  Montessori  School;  Teacher:  Ann  Schwarten   Brandy  Perez,  8th  Grade,  Edgerton  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Jamie  Prahl   Salena  Thao,  6th  Grade,  Delong  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Kathryn  Rulien-­‐Bareis   Xavier  Veal,  10th  Grade,  MacDowell  Montessori  School;  Teacher:  Ann  Schwarten   Natalie  Langer,  8th  Grade,  Edgerton  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Jamie  Prahl   Tori  Greer,  9th  Grade,  West  Salem  High  School;  Teacher:  Quenten  Brown   Lily  Gaylor,  8th  Grade,  Edgerton  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Jamie  Prahl   Yadira  Pineda  G.,  8th  Grade,  Lake  Mills  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Julie  Schwecke   Kileigh  Gorski,  8th  Grade,  Edgerton  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Jamie  Prahl   Kai  LilJequist,  8th  Grade,  Delong  Middle  School;  Teacher:  Kathryn  Rulien-­‐Bareis  

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Youth Art Month Reminders All artwork is due to Regional VPs by January 8th Each WAEA Member may submit 5 student pieces of art. 3 of those 5 will move on to the State Capitol Show.

Regional Shows: WC: Feb 1st - 26th; Reception Feb 11th, 6:00-7:30 pm Heider Center for the Arts, West Salem, WI NE: Jan 24th - Feb 7th; Reception Jan 24th, 2:00-4:00 pm Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, WI NC: Jan 9th - 16th; Reception Jan 16th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm Wausau Mall, Wausau, WI SW: Jan 23rd - 30th; Reception Jan 30th, 1:00-3:00 pm Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI NW: Feb 7th - 18th; Reception Feb 7th, 12:30-3:30 pm WITC, New Richmond, WI SE: Feb 8th - 19th; Reception Feb 19th, 5:00-9:00 pm Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI STATE: Feb 27th - March 11th; Celebration March 11th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm If you have questions, visit wiarted.org/youth-art-month.html or email Tiffany Beltz, WAEA YAM Chair at waeapresidentelect@gmail.com. 13


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Grant Opportunities for WAEA Members WAEA Potawatomi Grant Program The Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA) offers three opportunities annually for members to apply for a $1,000.00 WAEA Potawatomi Grant to fund quality art experiences for art students. The WAEA Potawatomi Grant Program supports standards based projects that provide opportunities for students to gain in-depth art knowledge and skills in both school and community-based settings, because visual arts education programs play a pivotal role as the nation seeks to improve high school graduation rates, counter the achievement gap in urban and rural communities, and prepare young people to participate in a workforce dependent upon creative contributions. WAEA invites all members to submit a WAEA Potawatomi Grant application. Grant applications will be accepted for innovative and creative programming for visual arts education grades kindergarten through college. Upon completion of the project, grant recipients will be required to submit an article to the WAEA ArtTimes and/or present at the WAEA Fall Conference to share their project with other art educators. Grant applications will not be accepted to cover costs associated with the participation in WAEA sponsored events. Deadline: December 1, April 1, and September 1.

WAEA Hunziker Endowment Grant WAEA invites proposals for the support of projects that promote the practice of art education in Wisconsin. Art education includes, but is not limited to, the instructional process; curriculum development and delivery; student assessment; classroom environment, behavior, management, or discipline; advocacy; or practices relating to instructional interaction and the achievement of student learning. Grants will be considered in the range of $250 to $750. The Trustees may award requests in totality or partially depending upon the number and quality of the grant proposals received. Award announcements will be made after a review of all applications by the Trustees committee. Recipients will be expected to submit a brief report about the project in the ArtTimes newsletter. This fund was established with a gift from Ernella S. Hunziker. This fund will support the goals of our mission and vision statements: The Wisconsin Art Education Association is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in visual arts and design education. The Association provides professional growth opportunities for arts educators; advocates for the arts and acts upon vital education issues; and supports art and design education for children in the state of Wisconsin. Deadline: December 1.

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Stained Glass Intensive Weekend When:​ ​Saturday,  January  23    9:00am  -­  4:00pm                                                                                  and                                        Sunday,  January  24-­  9:00a  -­  2:00pm     WHERE:​  ​The  Vinery                                                1422  MacArthur  Rd,  Madison,  WI  53714                                                (608)  271-­2490  

Cost​:  Cost  of  Class:  $80  (reg  $100)                                Glass  cost-­  $20-­40  depending  on  color-­  could  get  by  with  less  cost.                                Solder  &  Foil-­$20  

Additional $25 off with current WAEA Membership!

All of  the  joys  of  our  4  week  class  compacted  into  2  days  of  fun!  Choose  from  any  of  the   patterns  in  our  Beginning  Patterns  I  book,  add  your  own  colors,  and  show  off  your  great   creation  by  Sunday  afternoon!  Students  may  borrow  our  tools  for  the  class,  but  will  be   expected  to  purchase  glass  and  supplies,  such  as  solder  and  foil.  This  is  a  great   opportunity  for  out-­of-­towners  or  for  anyone  who  is  too  busy  for  the  4  week  class.   Students  will  be  given/mailed  our  Beginning  Patterns  book.     To Sign Up Call​ ​The

Vinery​ ​and Reserve a spot today!

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Patterns from  the  Beginning  Pattern  book  can  emailed  directly  to  you  by  contacting   Dustin  Anderson  -­  waeaelementaryrep@gmail.com

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WAEA Board Members and state regions Executive Board: President 2015-2017 Jen Dahl waeapresident@gmail.com President Elect 2015-2017 Tiffany Beltz waeapresidentelect@gmail.com

Advertising Manager 2015-2017 Amy Kent waeaadvertising@gmail.com

Divisional Representatives:

Youth Art Month 2014-2016 Tiffany Beltz waeapresidentelect@gmail.com

Elementary 2015-2017 Dustin Anderson waeaelementary@gmail.com

Secretary 2014-2016 Leah Keller waeasecretary@gmail.com

Middle 2015-2017 Randi Neimeyer waeamiddleschoolrep@gmail.com

Fine Arts and Creativity Consultant Julie Palkowski julie.palkowski@dpi.wi.gov

Secondary 2015-2017 Julie Adams waeasecondaryrep@gmail.com

North Central 2015-2017 Jill Fortin and Megan Sluyter waeanorthcentralrep@gmail.com North East 2014-2016 Julie Miller waeanortheastvp@gmail.com Southwest 2014-2016 Tim and Sarah Znidarsich waeasouthwest1@gmail.com waeasouthwest2@gmail.com Southeast 2014-2016 Frank Korb waeasoutheastrep@gmail.com

Standing, Subcommittee Chairpersons, & Representatives:

West Central 2014-2016 Lynnae Burns waeawestcentralvp1@gmail.com

Treasurer 2015-2017 Dani Graf waeatreasurer@gmail.com

Regional Vice Presidents:

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Northwest 2014-2016 Danielle Penney waeanorthwestvp@gmail.com

Higher Education 2015-2017 Rina Kundu waeahigheredrep@gmail.com Student Representative 2015-2017 Olivia Griepentrog waeastudentrep1@gmail.com Museums 2015-2017 Jen Balge waeamuseumrep@gmail.com Vacant: Supervision Representative Retired Representative Private School Representative

e-Art Times Editor 2015-2017 Christine Woywod waeaeditor@gmail.com Awards 2015-2017 Ronnah Metz waeaawards@gmail.com Membership 2015-2017 Devon Calvert waeamembership@gmail.com Advocacy 2014-2016 Ann Shedivy Tollefson waeaadvocacy1@gmail.com Historian Tasha Newton waeahistorian1@gmail.com Visual Arts Classic 2014-2016 Elizabeth Schlieger vac@wiarted.org Visioneer Design Challenge Kathryn Rulien-Bareis Johanna Peterson visioneersrep2@gmail.com


MAKE YOUR CASE to attend the 2016 NAEA National Convention | March 17-19, 2016 | Chicago, IL

LEAD!

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economic climate makes getting approval and support to attend conferences and conventions more challenging than ever. As a professional art educator, you provide students with critical 21st-century skills that are essential to student achievement and success. Staying on top of emerging research and practices within the field is more important than ever. To secure support from your principal or supervisor, it’s important to show how your participation in the NAEA National Convention relates directly to the objectives within your school learning community and contributes to your professional development. Do more than ask for approval—consider submitting a more formal request that demonstrates how your participation directly relates to the strategies and objectives of your school. Articulate the value of your continued professional learning that benefits your students, your school, and your own professional growth. Download the Encouragement Letter from NAEA Executive Director, Deborah B. Reeve, EdD to include with your request.

Articulate the Need! The following are several quick tips for articulating the need for continued professional development that benefits your students and your entire school community:

1. Write down 3-5 of the most important goals and strategies being addressed in your school today—what is the primary focus?

2. Think about how you contribute to those goals and strategies. How does your work as a visual arts educator advance student learning and the mission of your school? Make a list of the contributions made to your school’s goals and strategies through the visual arts program.

D E TA I L S When: March 17-19, 2016 Where: McCormick Place Convention Center and Hilton Chicago How: Download the registration form or register online:* www.arteducators.org Stay: Book discounted accommodations at www.arteducators.org Registration Fees:

EARLYBIRD RATES

ONSITE RATES

Active: $165 Spouse: $120 Student: $105 Retiree: $120 Non Member: $225

Active: $195 Spouse: $150 Student: $125 Retiree: $150 Non Member: $255

Before Feb. 18

After Feb. 18

3. Review the Convention schedule to

5. Provide a summary of the funding

better understand how the 2016 theme, Lead! Share Your Vision For Art Education, and featured keynote speakers, artists, and workshops on emerging research, knowledge, and technologies will support your school and district goals. Identify the sessions you plan to attend

you will need, including Convention registration costs, travel, and housing.

and make note of the experts and others whom you would like to meet while there.

4. Create a compelling case for how participating in the NAEA National Convention and learning from researchers and scholars in the field will impact your teaching practice and benefit your students and school. *Online registration opens Fall, 2015.

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Upcoming events January 8: YAM Artwork due to regional VPs

April 8: Visual Arts Classic state competition in Madison

January - February: Regional YAM celebrations (see page 19 for details)

April 22: Visioneer Design Challenge in Milwaukee

February 27: YAM set up at state capitol March 11: YAM Celebration at the state capitol

October 20 – 21: Bold and Bright: WAEA Fall Conference in La Crosse, WI (see page 20 for more information)

March 17-19: National Art Education Association Convention in Chicago, IL

Looking for a professional community? Join us Monday nights at 7:00 for our #wiartchat

The mission of the Wisconsin Art Education Association is to promote excellence in art and design education for all students.

WAEA Art Times c./o Department of Art & Design P.O. Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201

Profile for WAEA e-Art Times

Winter 2015 e art times  

New Museum Rep Jen Balge; Reflections on the WAEA 2015 conference; 2015 WAEA Award Winners; Midwest Artist Studios Project Ellie Honl; YAM F...

Winter 2015 e art times  

New Museum Rep Jen Balge; Reflections on the WAEA 2015 conference; 2015 WAEA Award Winners; Midwest Artist Studios Project Ellie Honl; YAM F...

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