Saturday, May 4, 2024

Summer Camp Registration Open!

Registration for KAEA Summer Professional Development Conference is now open! 

 Southeast Kansas hopes you will join us for the 2024 KAEA Summer Conference.  Pittsburg is excited to offer you this taste of art in our area.  We Are grateful for all of our artists and those who support the arts in our area.  A few of these very talented artists have given their time to teach these workshops.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Rebecca Lomshek

Saturday, March 23, 2024

YAM Reception TODAY!

Today is the day! 

The Kansas Art Education Association will be sponsoring a Celebration/Reception for student artists, their families, and educators Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 from 1-2:30.  The Celebration/Reception will be held at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library.  There will be time for guests to view the artwork, a guest speaker, recognition of students, activities, sale of YAM merchandise and light refreshments.  The library will open at 9 am and the YAM activities will be set up by 11:30.

All students who have their work exhibited at the Youth Art Month Exhibit will receive a certificate of participation which their teacher will have to give to them after the exhibit.

Students who have their artwork exhibited and are in attendance during the YAM Celebration, will be recognized with a group photo.  This event would be a great opportunity for you to show support for the arts in your school and community!

We’d love to see your photos from the YAM celebration so feel free to tag us!

#ksyam2024 #ksarted

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Save the Date for KAEA Summer Conference!

 Save the date!

KAEA's Summer Professional Development Conference, "Summer Camp" will be held June 6th and 7th in Southeast Kansas. More information will be shared soon!

2024 Harry Hart Memorial Senior Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2024 scholarship winners! 

The following three students were chosen as the KAEA 2024 Harry Hart Scholarship winners:
  • Neva Livingston, Lawrence High School student of Todd Poteet
  • Katie Eller, Shawnee Heights High School student of Avery Ayers-Berry
  • Sydney Laster, Washburn Rural High School student of Brad LeDuc


Saturday, February 24, 2024

Continuing Education Opportunity

 Hello all!

I am reaching out because I am working with Friends University to offer another continuing ed credit opportunity for our KAEA members this spring.  This will again be offered at our discount rate of $85 for the one-hour credit.  We will be reading the book Studio Thinking and connecting with the KAEA book club to have a couple zoom meetings for class with the rest of the class work done via email as reflection questions and a paper analyzing strategies and how you can incorporate them into your classroom.  See the course guide link below and specific class description attached if interested. 

Our course number is 20720 and the first zoom meeting is March 4th! I hope to see you in class again this semester!

Natalie Brown
Adjunct Professor of Art Methods
Friends University

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Virtual Conference in ONE WEEK!

2024 Virtual Spring PD Conference
The 2024 KAEA Virtual Spring Professional Development Conference is ONE WEEK away! This conference is offered free as a member benefit. 

Have a friend or colleague who’s not a KAEA member? Invite them to watch with you! 

We accept reciprocal membership for our conferences! If you are a member of NAEA in another state, you are welcome to attend or apply to present at our conference!

Schedule & Session Information

This link will let you preview the line up of workshops and give you a materials list so you can follow along with hands-on presentations.

Google Classroom Invitation

The conference will use Google Classroom* to organize materials from sessions and later to post recordings. 

*Some districts block Google Classroom from outside organizations so you may need to join with a personal email address.

Questions? Contact Katie Morris! Email

Friday, January 26, 2024

YAM Flag Results

Congratulations to the 2024 Youth Art Month Winning Flag Designer, Ellie McGill, of St. Francis of Assisi, student of Lisa Lang!

Check out the 2023-2024 YAM Flag Finalists!

Monday, January 8, 2024

Rachel Gibson Western Region Elementary Art Educator

Congratulations to Rachel Gibson of Doniphan West Elementary School for being named 2024 National Art Education Association's Western Region Elementary Art Educator!
Congratulations to Rachel Gibson of Doniphan West Elementary School for being named the 2024 NAEA Western Regional Elementary Art Educator
Rachel will be recognized at the NAEA National Convention in Minneapolis during the Division Awards Ceremony Thursday, 4/4/2024, in Center/Auditorium/Level 1.


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.