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.

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.