Thursday, October 31, 2019

YAM Flag Contest Deadline Approaching

2019 Kansas Youth Art Month Flag Winner Lauryn Becker
2020 Youth Art Month Flag Theme: Take A Journey Through Art
Entries due to YAM Flag Chair by November 15th. 

Here are some tips from Shawny Montgomery, teacher of last year’s winning artist!.

1) Talk it up! Tell them it will make them  famous as an amazing artist if they win.
2) Their work will be seen by thousands of people and even be in a national exhibit.
3) PRIZES, PRIZES & PRIZES! Elementary, Middle School and High School all have separate divisions so lots of winners.
4)You get the artwork back so you'll have an automatic YAM  display/ bulletin board for March!
5) Help them brainstorm, make a list on the board, include all things  Kansas and what it means to "Take a Journey with Art".
6) Make it important, but a grade on it, make them feel like commercial artists &  stress this is their opportunity to impress the customer. 
7) Take some time in class to work on it, let them do some rough drafts in their sketchbook, talk to them about composition, symbolism, placement, perspective, color theory and craftsmanship. Help them come up with the best design.
8) Pack up your designs and mail them to Johnna Smith or send them digitally to her. (form link is below)

More details and entry form here:

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Upcoming Regional Events

All KAEA Region Events are open to all.   

Art Educators can attend any event that interests them in any region!   
Bring along a non-member colleague or friend!   

Watch for e-mail blasts for scheduled events.

North Central
Plaster Molds for Ceramics - Polymer Clay Jewelry & Sculpture

November 2, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Great Bend

$10 class fee for materials

Learn how to create your own plaster sprig mold for flat ceramic pieces such as pendants and decorative attachments. Learn simple step processes to create with polymer clay, which tools to use, tips & tricks. 

RSVP to Jennifer Christiansen 

South Central
Paper Pulp Paper Mache
Oaxaca Paper Mache' Animals
Hosted by Johnna Smith & Ginger Steck

November 8, 2019 from 5-7pm 
Andover Middle School
1628 N. Andover Road

Bring a roll of masking tape and an appetizer to share. Bring your favorite paper mache' formula or lesson plan.

Questions: Text Shawny at (316) 641-7334 or Johnna at (316) 461-1456
If you have any questions – please contact your area facilitator at the email/phone numbers posted above or contact REGIONAL CHAIR, Kristin O'Halloran,

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.