Region 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 shetlthe@usd437.net



Kansas City Area
FADS Ribbon Cutting
Dedication for the New Fine Arts & Design Studios (FADS)
at Johnson County Community College
April 26, 2019 (1:15-7 PM)
JCCC Fine Arts & Design Studios, Quivera Entrance
Distinguished alum artist Andrzej Zielinski will be present as well as local dignitaries.
For more information, visit 


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 tstrnad@usd109.org

South Central
Bartlett Arboretum pastel flower drawing with Lynn Felts & Martha Fitzwater
Saturday, April 20 (9am-12pm)
Bartlett Arboretum- Belle Plaine KS
$10
Bring a drawing board, chalk pastels, blenders, washy wipes, sunscreen,
a hat, and a small chair. Draw in the gardens and then join us for lunch somewhere.
Email Shawny Montgomery with questions: smontgomery@usd268.org

North West
Wheatland High School Art Preview & DinnerMay 5, 2019Wheatland High SchoolSilent Auction and Preview: 5:30 PMDinner 6:30 PMTickets $10 eachContact Ronna Schultz at doart@ruraltel.net for tickets
Colby Art WalkFriday, April 19, 2019 (5-8:30 PM)Downtown Colby, KS on Franklin Avenue between 2nd & 6th StreetsOriginal art for view/sale, free face painting, businesses open late, live clay work on the wheel, street maze, weaving, caricature drawing, musicians, paint your own pottery, and food vendors

If you have any questions – please contact your area facilitator at the email/phone numbers posted above or contact REGIONAL CHAIR, Kristin O'Halloran, regionalchair@kaea.com

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.