Monday, October 30, 2023

Upcoming Drive-In 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.




November 11th, 2023

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Hiawatha Elementary School

600 Miami St

Hiawatha, KS 66434

Come learn how to create ceramic (and air dry clay) finger puppets as well as ceramic face vessels with Kate Miller in Hiawatha, KS!

We will break for lunch and you can explore downtown Hiawatha eating options or bring a sack lunch.

These are projects that can be used in elementary and  beyond.

Please email by Nov 8, if you plan to attend.

Kansas City

November 15th, 2023


Moxie Art Studio

10362 Mastin St, Overland Park, KS


Cost is $10 per person.

Please register by clicking here:

Join other KAEA Art Teachers for this fun workshop opportunity with Nevr-Dull. This re-purposed art-making-material is fun and allows for loads of creativity. In this workshop Art Teachers from around the area will be creating ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) using a variety of materials, techniques, and mediums. Teachers will have the chance to swap ATCs with fellow art teachers in a fun and creative end of workshop activity.

We will meet at the brand new Moxie Art Studio. In addition to the workshop, the studio owner will also share information on fundraiser opportunities and classes they will offer.

Light snacks will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring snacks and beverages of their choice.



Please contact Shellie Schwab with any questions or more information.


North Central Region

November 17- Salina, KS

December 2- Lyons, KS

January 20- Salina, KS

November 17th - Social Dinner - 6 - 8 Salina, KS @ Olive Garden

Come and chat, have a good time with some art friends!


December 2 - Basic Clay 101 10 - 2 Lyons Middle School, Lyons KS

Learn about basic hand-building, kiln loading and maintenance, and tips and tricks of clay hand-building methods


January 20 - Social Lunch - 11-1 Salina, KS @ Blue Skye Brewery 

Come and chat, have a good time with some art friends.


Thursday, October 5, 2023

Conference Info


Conference Attendees:

We are so excited to see you at the Fall Professional Development Conference in Emporia, KS.


Check in will be in Memorial Union, 2nd floor (1331 Market St.)

Park in the designated Memorial Union parking spaces while you are checking in only.

Thursday: 4-7pm

Friday: 7-9am


Parking on Campus:

When you check in you will receive a conference parking pass that will allow you to park in the visitor/conference parking lot across from the Memorial Union.  If you choose to park closer in the metered parking spots make sure you have enough quarters to get you to 4:30 when they stop ticketing or assume responsibility for all tickets. You do not need quarters or parking passes for Saturday. Parking Maps are located in your conference booklet.



You will receive your schedule when you check in.  This will also serve as your receipt.


Pre-conference Activity

You have had a long day teaching and traveling, let your hair down and have some fun! 

The pre-conference activities will be at the Lyon History Museum (711 Commercial Street) Board Games will be on the first floor from 6-8pm with water, pretzels, and popcorn served.

The Disco Dance party is on the 3rd floor from 8-10pm with a cash bar.


If you are registered for the off-campus workshops:

Stained Glass Window Tour, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 828 Commercial Street

Mastering the Art of Cutting the Cheese, Vault, 509 Commercial Street


Silent Auction:

Don’t forget to bring something to put into the silent auction!  And…bid, bid, bid!  All proceeds go to fund the Pre-Service Conference grants. Drop your items off at check-in.


Suitcase Sale:

Don’t forget to bring money to shop at the member’s Suitcase Sale on Friday night—there is always some great things showcased!


People who are presenting at the conference and need technology:

To be fully prepared, please save your presentation in several ways, including on a flash drive, in a Google folder, and on your laptop.  The projectors in the art department will hook up to a laptop with an HDMI cable. If you are presenting in Memorial Union on Friday, there will be tech support, but that does not necessarily mean they will have the cord/dongles you need.  

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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.