: from the co-presidents

Welcome to the Kansas Art Education Association Website.  We would like to invite you to use this website as a tool to explore all of the benefits and aspects of being a member of your professional organization.


We would like to encourage you to become truly involved in YOUR organization.   KAEA and NAEA offer many opportunities for involvement at many different levels.  Volunteering to present at a Fall Conference is a great way to become more actively involved in your state organization.  Co-presenting with a colleague or friend is an easy way to begin.  Serving on a board committee like Youth Art Month is another great way to become more involved in KAEA.  Assisting to organize a Drive-in Event, or stepping up to serve on a Fall Professional Development Conference committee or a Summer Camp committee are other ways to become involved.  If you are ready for a larger commitment, we welcome you to volunteer to serve on the KAEA Board of Directors.  Submitting lesson plans to be posted on our website is a way to become involved without leaving your community.  Serving as a mentor in your area of expertise to other art educators is another great way to get involved.  The biggest mistake that you can make is to underestimate your talents and the contributions that you can make!  We would be happy to share with you how rewarding it has been for us to take on a more involved leadership role in KAEA.


The arts and education have certainly recently taken a hit in the state of Kansas.  Our organization’s advocacy has become even more important than it has been in the past.  Our voice is important and essential.  We hope that you will become an active part of that voice for KAEA and Kansas.


 The Kansas Art Education Association is filled with warm, caring, art educators who are more than willing to share their expertise and knowledge to help you grow professionally.

We are proud to be members of this organization and proud to serve you as Co-Presidents of the Kansas Art Education Association.


Linda and Linda