Thursday, March 23, 2023

Fiber Fest! KAEA Summer PD Conference

Registration is now open!

KAEA Summer Camp will be held June 20-21 in Great Bend, Kansas!

  • One and Two Day Workshops!
  • Six workshops to choose from!
  • College Credit available!

Register before May 25th for Early Bird Pricing:

$65 for One Day + Workshop Supply Fee

$100 for Two Days + Workshop Supply Fees

Late Registration Costs:

$85 for One Day = Workshop Supply Fee

$120 for Two Days + Workshop Supply Fees

**All workshops have registration deadlines in order for presenters to have time to order all supplies needed.

No refunds after June 1st

June 20th

*Japanese Tie-Dye

*Wet Felting 101

*Choose Your Own Fabric Adventure: Fabric Collage & Surface Design Techniques Day 1

*Spinning Wool at Heartland Farm

June 21st

*Needle Felting 101

*Chinese Tie-Dye

*Choose Your Own Fabric Adventure: Fabric Collage & Surface Design Techniques Day 2 

Have questions? Contact Shannon Wedel or call/text at 620-282-8551.

Summer Camp Information and Details: Website:

Registration link: 

Friday, March 3, 2023

2023 Harry Hart Memorial Senior Scholarship Winners Announced!

 the 2023 harry hart memorial senior scholarship winners are listed along with an image of their artwork.
The Harry Hart Memorial Scholarships are named in honor of long-time KAEA member Harry Hart who passed away in 2009.  The Kansas Art Education Association gives THREE $500.00 scholarships each year which are paid directly to the Institutes of Higher Learning chosen by the winning student.

The following three students were chosen as the KAEA 2023 Harry Hart Scholarship winners!
  • Jaucilyn Arredondo from Kiowa County High School- student of Lori Wade
  • Tyler Lemke from Washburn Rural High School- student of Theresa Shetler
  • Lee Wolgast from Washburn Rural High School- student of Brad LeDuc
Congratulations to the students and their teachers. The students' work will be on display during the Kansas Youth Art Month celebration and reception Saturday, March 25th from 1-2:30 PM at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library.

Tyler Lemke 2023 scholarship winner with pictures of 3 artworks

Jaucilyn Arredondo 2023 scholarship winner with pictures of 3 artworks

New Project Grants Available

Dear Art Educators,

For the first time, Kansas Art Education Association is offering grants to members that

may be used to purchase materials for your classroom for student centered instruction.

We know many of our members are dealing with budgets just too small to cover costs of

needed supplies to improve instruction. In order to support our members, we want to

offer a way to assist with these issues.

To be eligible for a Project Grant the applicant must:

1. Be a member of KAEA for at least 3 consecutive years prior to the grant

application date

2. Agree to present information related to use of the materials in the classroom at

the following KAEA state conference OR write an article for the KAEA newsletter.

3. If you receive a grant, you may not apply again for 3 years.

Grants CAN be used for:

1. Purchasing supplies or equipment for use with students (for example: a

classroom set of gelli plates)

2. Paying for bringing in a guest speaker related to instruction to visit with students.

Grants CANNOT be used for:

1. Purchasing supplies or equipment for your own personal use

2. Paying for college or university tuition

3. Paying for a trip

Grants will be awarded based upon:

1. The potential for the proposal: outcomes for students and/or the art program.

2. The quality and clarity of the proposal application.


Applications will first be reviewed by committee, then all viable proposals will be

reviewed by the full board at the June board retreat. The number of proposals funded

and the amounts awarded will be determined by the board based upon budget funds

available. These funds will be made part of the yearly budget.

If the applicant is awarded a grant, the awardee will be expected to purchase the items

themselves sometime during the fiscal year in which they were awarded. The awardee

will then submit receipts to the Treasurer to verify the purchase of the awarded items.

The Treasurer will reimburse the awardee the amount of the items up to, but not

surpassing the amount awarded.


The completed application must be submitted to Development & Grants Chair at no later than May 15th.

Questions? Contact Shannon Wedel

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.