Wednesday, August 28, 2019

KAEA Conference Grants

Did you know that KAEA offers grants to allow teachers and pre-service (student) art educators to attend our conferences? Grants for teachers are due September 1st and the deadline for students is September 19th. Details can be found below or on the conference website:
  • KAEA Fall Conference Teacher Grant Application
    • Deadline: September 1
    • Submit to conference chair, Kris Bohanan,
    • Google Doc Application (make a copy)
    • Microsoft Word Application
    • The Kansas Art Education Association is offering up to 5 Fall Conference Grants worth $200 each to KAEA members. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for KAEA members to improve instruction or gain knowledge relating to visual arts education. Members cannot reapply for three years after receiving this award.
  • KAEA Pre-Service/Student Fall Conference Grant Application
    • Deadline: September 19
    • The Kansas Art Education Association is offering Student Fall Conference Grants covering the cost of registration to KAEA student members. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for KAEA members to improve instruction or gain knowledge relating to visual arts education.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Registration Open for #KAEA2019

KAEA Fall Professional Development Conference

October 10th-12th, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Check out the 2019 KAEA Fall Professional Development Conference website now!

Registering--it allows you to edit your own registration (until September 29th)

Things to Remember and Explore:

Pre-Conference Event
Kick off your conference experience with a concert by our keynote speaker!
Workshop Offerings
There are a variety of workshops to choose from. Choose ONE for each session
Member teacher grant applications are due by September 1st! Grants provide recipients with $200 to offset the cost of the conference.
Pre-Service/Student grant applications are due by September 19th. Grants provide recipients with the cost of registration. Recipients will receive a code to remove the cost of registration from their online registration form--the sooner you apply, the sooner you get the code!!
The Members Only Art Exhibit
This is a great and easy way to show off your talents with this digital format!
College Credit is Available
This is a great opportunity to get college credit at a great price!
Silent Auction 
Don't forget to bring something to donate and money to buy!! Check out the offerings throughout the conference--browse often.....and bid often!!
Pre-Order your conference shirt with your registration! 
District won't pay for your t-shirt with your registration?--no problem! There are directions on the website as to how you can send in a check to pre-order. All orders are due by September 29th.
Suitcase Sale
Reserve a spot to sell your wares!
If you have any questions--contact:
Registration questions? Linda Nelson-Bova
General Conference questions?
Karen Gerety Folk
Wendy Ping

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

2019 KAEA Summer Camp

40 awesome art teachers spent 2 days in Wichita learning more about ceramics or pastels! A great time was had by all! Watch for an announcement about 2020 summer camp!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Workshop Proposals

The 2019 KAEA Conference Committee is currently accepting workshop proposals for the Fall Professional Development Conference taking place at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park on October 10-12.

The conference planning team can’t wait to see your presentation proposals. We are interested in workshops that focus on classroom management, art history, technology, cross-curricular, cultural connections and the popular media-based make and take projects.

Don't think that you have something worthy of sharing with your peers?? You would be surprised how excited people would be to see what you are doing in your classroom!! This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge with your fellow art teachers. Everyone has a lesson that works well for you--come and share!!!

The conference committee wants to give the attendees a wide variety of workshops/presentations to choose from when registering for the conference. We encourage you to submit a proposal so that you can share with all of us!

Proposals are due June 1st 

You will receive notification on your proposal by June 15th.

The workshop proposal form can be found at:

If you have any questions--contact:
Karen Gerety Folk
Wendy Ping

Monday, April 29, 2019

Endowment Grants

The Kansas Art Education Association is pleased to offer free memberships with its

"KAEA Endowment Grants"

If you have never been a member of KAEA, this is an excellent opportunity to investigate what we are all about and take advantage of all that your professional organization has to offer.

The Kansas Art Education Association will be granting a ONE-year membership to
THREE (3) non-member Kansas art educators
FOUR (4) college art education students

These endowment grants will be available annually as funds are available.

In order to be eligible for one of these grants, you need only be interested in joining Kansas' largest Art Education Professional Organization.

Applications can be found on the KAEA website at:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Newsletter Articles Wanted!

We want your stories and photos for the KAEA Newsletter!

Submission Deadline is April 1st!
Have something great to share?
Topic ideas can include but are not limited to:
•Youth Art Month
•Lessons or classroom ideas
•Art inspiration
•Upcoming KAEA/NAEA events
•KAEA's impact on you, your teaching, or your students

Please submit your story, article and photographs to

Thanks! Questions? Audra Shelite at #ksarted

#KAEA2019 Workshop Proposals

The 2019 KAEA Conference Committee is currently accepting
workshop proposals for the Fall Professional Development 
Conference taking place at Johnson County Community College 
in Overland Park on October 10-12.

The quality of the sessions makes or breaks any art education conference! Please consider sending in a conference proposal this year and sharing your brilliance and expertise in art education with the whole state!

It is a fabulous addition to any resume, PD points galore, and truly provides a service to the profession by spreading the amazing things that are going on in your room!

Proposals are due April 15th this year which is early but it will allow for a more collaborative experience for the presenters before the conference.

Not sure what to present on?
We surveyed our members and found that most want to take sessions that are media/studio focused. In second was sessions about cultural connections, cross-curricular connections, and then art history based sessions.
Sessions can be 50 or 90 minutes long

This is the link to the presentation form: 

The conference planning team can’t wait to see your
presentation proposals!

Note the early deadline date!
Proposals are due April 15th

You will receive notification on your proposal by June 15th

Friday, February 15, 2019

2019 Summer Camp Registration is now Open!

Friends University--Wichita
June 3rd and 4th
Please join us for community, learning and fun! 
Workshop Options:
Pottery Intensive with Natalie Brown
For teachers wanting to add clay to their curriculum or need help developing and troubleshooting an existing program.

Plein Air Pastels with Lynn Felts and Martha Fitzwater
Learn new techniques and skills with this versatile medium while enjoying the beautiful gardens at Botanica.

Airbrush with Roger Scovell (tentative)
Learn basics of airbrush and potential applications for students and in the classroom.

More information can be found on the KAEA Summer Camp Website 
Registration is on a first come, first served basis so sign up early!

Graduate Credit through Friends University will be offered for those interested!

Questions? Natalie Brown at

#ksarted #kaeasummercamp #artedpd #professionaldevelopment

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Upcoming Spring Regional Events

KAEA regions periodically host "drive in" events open to any art teachers. Check out your Regions' Events and all of those around the state. 
Click here for a list of Regional coordinators.

*Membership is not required to attend a Drive In, though we would love to have you!  Click HERE for membership information and HERE to join!

North East Kansas

Come out for some en plein air sketching of the garden, city streets, people or nature. Grab yourself a cup of coffee from one of the local coffee shops then meet at the garden at 10:00 to sketch. Bring your own sketchbook and supplies. We will sketch for an hour or so then get back together to share our sketches and talk about ways to use en plein air in the classroom. Please RSVP to Theresa at

Kansas City Area

4:30-5:30 Teacher workshop – Transitions in Art. LIMITED SPACE click here to register. Join Karen Gerety Folk, Curator of Education, and learn about Monarchs: Brown and Native Artists in the Path of the Butterfly in our 1st floor galleries and create an autobiographical watercolor album cover. Free catalogue for the exhibition for all teachers who attend.
5:30-5:45 Continue working in the classroom, we will expand to our drop-in art studio activity from 
5:45-6:45 p.m. All ages welcome!
6:00-7PM Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments in the Museum Atrium, cash bar.
7:00-8PM Lectures in Hudson Auditorium by exhibiting artists.

Questions? Contact Karen Gerety Folk, 913-469-8500 ext.

North Central

Batik Workshop.
Saturday, March 9 Beginning at 10 am
Republic County High School  2405 P Street, Belleville, KS
Career Tech Building – building is in back near football field
Fee:  $20.00
Spend the day with instructor Tranda Strnad in her classroom. Participants will create an original batik from an image they bring with them. The waxing and dyeing process will be explored as well as methods for enhancing the image.

Please RSVP to Tranda at

North West

Aluminum Cast Tiles Workshop
Friday, February 15
1:00 PM until pouring is complete
Wheatland High School--Behind the shop  2920 K-23 Grainfield
RSVP to Ronna Schultz Instructor

Presented by Tobias Flores, Associate Professor of Sculpture at Fort Hays State University and students. There is no fee.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

2019 Kansas Youth Art Month

We hope that you were as excited as we were with the changes that were made last year for the Kansas Art Education Association's Youth Art Month Exhibit and Celebration!!!!!


Our venue changed to the "Alice Sabatini Gallery in the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library" and will once again take place there this year.

Our exhibit time frame will once again go from the ONE DAY that we had become accustomed to to a FULL MONTH!!! The artwork will be professionally shown in a gallery setting and will be available for viewing the entire time to make it more convenient for families to see the show!

We will still have our Celebration/Reception/Awards on the last day of the exhibit. We will be able to present our recognition awards in an auditorium!!

Our Sargent Art Sponsored Youth Art Month Art Competition for member's students will be entered and judged digitally with the work also being physically shown in the Youth Art Month Exhibit in the gallery. Note that Sargent Art provides us with a $1000 check to the student of the "Best of Show" artwork as well as materials prizes for other students and their teachers! Don't miss out on this opportunity for your student!

We hope that all of you will join us in celebrating Youth Art Month in Kansas!

As always--it is important that you review the rules/guidelines/labels on the KAEA website.

Important Dates to remember:

January 1- Start making local plans for Youth Art Month

February 7- LAST DAY to deliver YAM Artwork to your area YAM volunteer

February 9- LAST DAY to deliver YAM Artwork to the Sabatini Gallery. All artwork must be received by 6:00 pm in order to be included in the show! This includes any mailed work! Plan ahead to make sure that it is received in time!!!

February 11- LAST DAY for KAEA members to e-mail your submissions into the Sargent Art YAM Art Competition

February 11- Youth Art Month Exhibit—Alice Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library

March 14-16- National Art Education Association Convention, Seattle Washington National Youth Art Month Exhibit

March 10- Youth Art Month Celebration/Reception & Awards 1-2:30

All information can be found on the KAEA Website at:

KAEA Mission Statement

KAEA is dedicated to the advancement of the human and cultural understanding through the study of art by providing opportunities for professional growth and development, exchange of knowledge and ideas, and service and leadership for the advancement of quality art education.