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page 4

Co-President Elects Newsletter Deadlines

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Membership News

page 7

Webmaster News

page 8

Youth Art Month

page 9

page 6

Higher Ed.

page 10

Art Advocacy

page 11-12


page 13

Elementary Lesson

page 14-15

Ulrich Museum & Congrats

page 16

Regional Meetings

page 17

Secondary Report

page 18-19

Educators Hall of Fame

page 20

Summer Camp

page 21-22

Prof. Dev. Grants

page 23

Book Review

page 24

KAEA Fall Conference 2011

page 25

Arts Education

page 26

KAEA Gallery

page 27

Blick Art

page 28


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june june 1 Summer Newsletter Posted On-Line june 02-03 KAEA Board Meeting & Retreat in Garden City june 18-19 Summer Camp at Lawrence Arts Center june 23 NAEA Leadership Conference in Columbus, OH june 24-26 Western Regions Leadership Conference in Columbus, OH

july july 1 Nominations for Outstanding Art Educators DUE to Elizabeth Madden july 1 Fall Conference Proposals DUE to Michelle Ramirez or Kristi Hubbard

august august 1 Fall Newsletter articles DUE to Angelia Perkins (E-mail to [email protected])

september september 1 Fall Newsletter posted On-Line september 1 Member Fall Conference Grant Applications DUE to Laurie McLane-Higginson september 10 Board Meeting in Salina september 12 Student Member Fall Conference Grant Applications DUE to Michelle Ramirez or Kristi Hubbard september 19 Early Bird Fall Conference Pre-Registration DUE

october october 20-22 Fall Conference in Garden City


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President At this time of the year, one thinks of many things. One of the first things is, “How do I get everything finished that I need to finish at the end of the year?” But, you know, somehow we do—we take one thing at a time and then do one more thing until the task is completed. The last couple of years, one of the biggest things is the fact that there are many art programs in the state being cut due to budget limitations that schools are facing. While many of our legislators take pleasure (it seems) in cutting funds for education, they are destroying jobs that in turn reduce income for the state. They are also keeping a multitude of Kansas students from becoming well-rounded students by cutting many programs. While I love sports, and I know that sports generate much income for school districts, I love the fine arts more. We MUST become more politically active if we are to put a stop to this outrage of cutting the fine arts in Kansas. This year’s KAEA Fall Conference will be in Garden City. I urge everyone to follow the words of Horace Greeley when he said, “Go West young man, go West.” I would say to everyone “Go West; learn and enjoy.” I hope that people will take this opportunity to see the state and take part in their professional organization. I know that there is a possibility that many school systems will be limiting professional development, but please try to make the effort to make the trip to Garden City to support the art teachers of Western Kansas. The conference is the main fund-raising activity of KAEA each year. The money gained from this helps direct what the board can offer to its membership the rest of the year. While we try to keep costs down, we must create enough income to meet the needs of our members. The board, just like school districts, is trying to do more with less. Please help us help you. We want to give you, the member, more to work with. Join the network of over 300 Kansas Art teachers by attending the conference. The summer holds many learning opportunities for the general membership along with the board. New board members will come on board to add new insight to what we will do for the members next year. The summer retreat will guide our programming for the next year. While the summer leadership conference in Columbus, Ohio will give us ideas for next year’s program, it will also help develop the future leaders of KAEA. Thanks, Bob Cross President


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Co-President Elects It is summertime as you read this newsletter. What will you do with all of that extra time on your hands? Many of you will attend classes, look after your own children, or catch-up on the list of house hold chores that you have put off during the school year. Maybe you will even take have time to travel and get inspired. Whatever you have planned, I do hope that you take time to make art! I would like to challenge you with an idea this summer. Take two or more things that don’t ordinarily belong together and combine them to make something new! Roger von Oech’s book, A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative, is a book that has stimulated my creative thinking by introducing this idea to me. In fact, it lead to an assignment that I gave my students and they took off! The number of creative found object assemblage projects that were inspired by the idea of combining things that do not belong together was incredible! As a result, the world now has the Cellulite Barbie, the Junk Gladiator, the Chess Knight, and the Cyborg Piggy. Oh yes, and how could I forget--the Comfortable Dress Shoe? Lynda Andrus, a Manhattan artist and KSU Professor does this everyday in her assemblage work. She also inspires her students with this type of thinking. When we were working on papier mache projects during class, she told a story about former college students that didn’t have money to furnish their apartment so they made their furniture out of papier mache! Take the challenge! Go out there and be creative—give yourself A Whack on the Side of the Head and have a great summer! Linda Nelson-Bova and Linda Morgan Co-President Elects

Oil Painting by: Megan Stessman “Artist Style Composition” Shawnee Heights High School Teacher, Linda Nelson-Bova


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Image by: Becca Kellerman Lawrence High School Teacher, Angelia Perkins

Newsletter Deadlines Angelia Perkins [email protected]

ANYONE can send in Art Information to include in the Newsletter!!! The KAEA Newsletter is currently being published on-line three times per year. Please add the following deadlines to your 2011 calendar.

Deadline for Fall Edition: August 1st On-Line September 1st

Items to consider submitting: Art Road Trips Contests/Exhibitions Book, Video/DVD Reviews Classes for points or College credit Letters to the Editor Suggestions for Student or First Year Teachers Student Art (Please send this on CD instead of e-mail unless you contact me in advance) E-mail for mailing address & image specifications.

Send Info to: Angelia Perkins ([email protected])


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Memberships News Linda Nelson-Bova [email protected]

The new membership directory should be in your hands by now. If you did not receive one, I did not have you in my database as a current member in February. If you think that is in error, please contact either myself or the National Office to verify the status of your membership! RENEW OR JOIN NOW TO AVOID HIGHER MEMBERSHIP COSTS! The National Art Education Association will be raising the cost of membership on July 1st. Membership will go up $15.00 on this date— from $75.00 to $90.00. Membership dues have not been increased since 1992. It is currently costing more to provide benefits to each member than they are taking in for dues. The National board appointed a Fiscal Impact Committee to explore the urgent need and implications for adjusting membership dues in alignment with today’s costs. The committee then surveyed the student leadership. With this information in hand, the committee recognized the need for an increase in membership dues and recommended the change. It was then presented to the Delegate’s Assembly in Seattle and the Assembly agreed with the recommendation for a membership increase. Following the delegate’s assembly, the board voted in the dues increase. I know that times are tough all over and a membership dues increase is the last thing that we all want to deal with. But, it is just a sign of the times. Everything costs more—for everyone. It has been a long time since a membership increase and the national office is hoping that this increase will enable them to keep the new cost for many years again. Linda Nelson-Bova


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Pendant by: Rachel Hagan “Cold Connections” Shawnee Heights High School Teacher, Linda Nelson-Bova

Webmaster News Carolyn Berry, after giving many years of service as a KAEA Board Member, is “retiring” from the position of Webmaster. Over the summer, she will be helping me transition into the role. If you have changes that need to be made to our webpage, (www.kaea.com) email: [email protected]. I invite you to “like” Kansas Art Education Association on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, @KansasAEA. I hope you all have a refreshing summer! Katie Morris KAEA Board Member www.artteacheradventures.blogspot.com


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Youth Art Month News Shawny Montgomery [email protected] First I would like to offer a HUGE thanks to everyone who helped with YAM. We couldn’t have done it without you all. To everyone else who thinks this program is a great way to promote art education and advocate for art, I challenge you to get involved. YAM is a huge undertaking and we can use more help. It was great to meet all the young artists and share in their pride and excitement of having their artwork hanging in the Capitol. This was first year the YAM celebration had the opportunity to partner with Sargent Art and include an art contest as part of the festivities. The YAM celebration was held on Feb. 26 at the State Capitol Rotunda and featured work from 124 student artists from around the state of Kansas. Fifty seven of those entries competed for the Grand Prize trip to NYC, three other talented artists and their teachers won art supplies from Sargent Art Company. Ribbons and certificates were awarded to the second thru 4th place winners in each grade category. There was a great energy at the awards ceremony and seeing the faces of the winners was priceless. The Grand Prize award went to senior, Emily Johnson from Lawrence High, student of Angelia Perkins. The high school 2nd place award went to Tate Strasner (12), Haven, student of Linda Morgan. Third place went to Kyle Kersting (12), Shawnee Hieghts, student of Linda Bova Nelson. Fourth place was awarded to Marie Angelone (12), Lawrence Free State, student of Carolyn Berry. In the middle school category 1st place went to Phoebe Markley(7th), California Trail, student of Megan Wendelston. Grace Stanziold (8th) from Misson Valley, student of Amber Ward, won 2nd place. Third place was awarded to Mary Mitchelle (8th) from California Trail, student of Ellen Taylor. Fourth place went to James Kitzhaber (8th) Derby, student of Johnna Smith. Elementary award winners included, Mikayla West(6th) Prairie, Sharon Sloan teacher. Second place Charolette Goldman (K), Crestview student of Heather Layton. Third place was awarded to Katlyn Grant (5th) Sublette, Vivian Redfern teacher. Fourth went to Hunter Minette(3rd) from Seltzer, student of Marcia Scurfield. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered their students art work. I would like everyone to remember to send any and all articles about art events/student or teacher awards etc. to be included in the YAM scrapbook that gets sent to the national level. Thanks for your participation and I hope you start planning great things for next year.

Shawny Montgomery [email protected] YAM chair


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higher education/fall conference John Derby [email protected] It’s been a wild year for artists and educators across the country, and certainly Kansas art educators were not excluded from the excitement. Fortunately, challenges give way to opportunities, sometimes through hard work, sometimes by chance, and often both. In this sense, I was delighted by the unanticipated invitation to serve KAEA as the new Higher Education Representative. I thank Sue Atchison for her dedicated service, and I look forward to sharing exciting ideas, news, and stories with all of you. Because I’m somewhat new to the Sunflower State, I’m using this inaugural article to introduce myself. I am currently Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas where, among other duties, I help prepare tomorrow’s highly-qualified teachers. I came to Kansas after earning my PhD from The Ohio State University, where I taught design drawing and art criticism writing, and researched the intersection of art education and disability studies scholarship (see Derby, 2011). The interdisciplinary field of disability studies promotes disability theory, self-advocacy, and creative expression of disability culture. My research expands Doug Blandy’s (1991) call for us to consider disability as a sociocultural issue, and it reflects my art which explores the convergence of disability, spirituality, and other issues that profoundly touch my life. Before pursuing higher education, I enjoyed several years of teaching secondary art. After earning a B.F.A. in metals and a B.S. in art education in native Ohio, I taught for a year before moving to Utah to ski and enjoy nature. Unable to find a full-time teaching job, I worked three years as a jewelry bench worker, an unforeseen practical outcome of my B.F.A. In turn, this helped me earn a jewelry-focused teaching job, where I built a professional-quality studio, assisted the UEA in developing licensure standards for teaching jewelry as career technology, and eventually earned my M.A. I attribute much of my professional success to a life of art education experiences on both sides of the desk. As a troubled young person with social difficulties, I learned to engage art as a process for thinking, exploring, and sharing ideas about our world. My participation in art education communities has continued to shape my world view and identity. For me, art has always been an opportunity worth pursuing—a labor of hard work and chance that ultimately pays off in its power to connect people. To this end, I’ve been blessed by the hospitable nature of KAEA, and I look forward to working with you and serving as your Higher Education Representative.

References: Blandy, D. (1991). Conceptions of disability: Toward a sociopolitical orientation to disability for art education. Studies in Art Education, 32, 131–144. Derby, J. (2011). Disability studies and art education. Studies in Art Education, 52, 94–111. John Derby Higher Education Representative


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Art Advocacy

Belle Boas “A Model for Advocacy” Casi Jo Hamilton Advocacy is a word we all know. We hear it at our regional meetings, state and national conferences, and we read about it in newsletters and arts publications. Some of us have been hearing about how important advocacy is since we began college coursework in art education. But how many of us have actually given thought to our actions as far as advocating our profession? Right now in the state of Kansas, we are feeling the horrifying effects of a budget crisis in the form of cuts for the arts across the state. Those of us who thought attending the occasional conference and paying membership dues to the Kansas Art Education Association would be sufficient methods of support and growth are realizing that much more will need to be done in order to secure a safe position for the arts in our state. With ongoing attacks from Capitol on the Kansas Arts Commission, an organization that funds a vast majority of the Kansas Art Education Association’s projects, virtually all community arts centers, and multiple Arts in Education programs, the future looks bleak for art educators. If the Art’s can be cut from our state funding, it will be cut from our schools. With history not necessarily on our side, what can art educators do to advocate for our programs at the state and local levels? What is it that seems to set other educators and subjects above us, right or wrong? While these questions pose a number of arguments and possibilities, to me, it seems that at this point discourse in that direction would be a waste of precious time. Action, tangible, apparent, action is what should be on the agenda for Kansas Art Educators. This leads me to the example set by one of the few women art educators to be remembered from the history of Art Education; Belle Boas was born in 1884 in Providence, Rhode Island. She never married, and not many details of her personal or family life are well known, aside from her very close relationship to her younger brother, George. They each played important roles in each others careers in the arts, Belle, as an educator and researcher, and George as a writer and critic. Boas began teaching when she was just sixteen years old. She received her MAED from the Teachers College of Columbia University, where she studied with the second most influential man in her career, Arthur Wesley Dow. She went on to become the Direct of Fine Arts at this school in 1917, as well as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts later. Eventually, in 1935, she became the first editor-in-chief of the school sponsored Art Education Today. During her time at Columbia, she also published a book, Art in the School, which saw at least seven printings. Often in written record of Boas’ career, she is criticized for simply re-using and extending methods of art education which were innovated by influential men; namely, her brother George, John Dewey, and her mentor, Arthur Wesley Dow, to whom she dedicated Art in the School. Later, when she had retired as Director of Fine Arts and began working as Director of Education at the Baltimore Museum of Art, she is noted as promoting ideas about museum education that were implemented earlier, by Victor D’Amico.


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Art Advocacy (continued) Belle Boas

So, Why was she so well known in her time as an art educator, and why is Belle Boas one of the very few American Art Educators to still be remembered as influential if all of her ideas where expansions of some other educators innovations?

In The History of American Art Education, author Peter Smith states,

“The work of the teacher, like that of a stage actor, is ephemeral. If Boas had not published… had not been editor… had not written a number of widely distributed articles… she would have vanished from history.” The fact that Boas was not bringing totally new ideas about what art education should or should not be to the table is no indicator of her importance to the field. It does not always take shocking reversals of practices to make an impact. She published books on art education, developed wildly successful programs, attended national conferences, and made herself known to the public. The fact that the topics she discussed and methods she practiced and promoted were the product of previously used art education practices and not her original ideas is irrelevant. Art Education today, in particular in the state of Kansas, needs to be advocated. This does not mean that we need to drastically change the way we teach. This means that we need to change the way we present ourselves. We are an important piece of our children’s education, and we need to make that apparent to the public. Boas was in fact a model of what all art educators need to strive for today in our struggle to maintain arts education in this country. She was visible.

References Smith, Peter. (1996) “The History of American Art Education, Learning About Art in American Schools.” Greenwood Press. Westport & London Zimmerman, Enid. Mary Ann Stankiewicz. (1982). Women Art Educators. Zimmerman, Enid. Belle Boas: Her Kindly Spirit Touched All. (pg 49-58) Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana.

Casi Jo Hamilton


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Advocacy is a full time undertaking for the arts. Right now is the time to be politically active. The teaching of art is a full time career, exhibit your student’s works.

E D U se all of your talents in the classroom. Keep up-to-date with current trends in local, state and national art curriculums. C reativity is the name of the game for awesome projects and departments. A rt educators need to be making their own art. Make art in front of your students. Make art for the art auction at the Fall Conferducate your administration, fellow teachers, and the public about your excellent art program.

o take an active part in KAEA-NAEA. Joining, attend conferences, present workshops, network, and advocate.


To teach middle school students art, one must be a saint. Iden nformation about the 2011 KAEA Fall Conference which is in GarCity, October 20-23 is available. The theme is Art the Global Language. (kaea.com)

O paque, transparent, elements, perspective, value, achromatic, clay, glaze, kiln,

teach, educate, color, texture, brush, canvas, pastel, advocate, create, all terms we use to bring a special joy to our students.

N ow is the time for all art educators to attend summer camp in Lawrence. The workshops will be held at the Lawrence Art Center June18-19. (kaea.com)

Souvenirs for the KAEA Board Retreat in Garden City, June 2-3, are underway. I’ve been collecting found objects for a long time...teaching art for 46 years and collecting gives one a great “stash of stuff”. Totem will be the subject for these assemblages.

Cal Mahin, Souvenirs


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Submitted By: Andrea Aeschliman [email protected]

Art Instructor USD 449 – Easton, KS

Title of Lesson: Model Magic Fish Level: Proficient (6th Grade) Length: One 45 minute class Kansas Art Standard: 1: Understanding and Applying Media Techniques and Processes Benchmark 3: The student demonstrates advanced control with media, techniques, & processes when creating two- and three-dimensional works of art. 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Art

Benchmark 1: The student interprets characteristics & evaluates merits of art works.

Objectives: a. The student will learn about some famous artists & artwork that incorporate fish. b. The student will become familiar with fish anatomy & create a fish using model magic. c. The student will review mixing primaries and creating new colors from those. d. The students will learn how to create new effects with model magic (i.e. swirling, marbling, twisting, etc.) Materials & Resources: a. Model Magic in white, red, yellow, and blue b. Scissors c. Clay tools (optional) d. Teacher example e. Powerpoint or other artwork/artists that incorporate fish f. Color wheel poster Motivation: a. The student will be introduced to artwork & artists that are known for their fish artwork through a Powerpoint and thoughtful questioning. (i.e. Henri Matisse’s “Goldfish”, Janet Fish “Fish Vase”, Paul Klee “Around the Fish”, and/or Sandy Skoglund’s “Revenge of the Goldfish”) b. Students will also look at a fish and talk about the parts of a fish that they could include on their own sculpture. Procedure: a. Explain how the model magic will be dispersed before passing it out. Model magic will then be passed out. Each student will get one color. They will cut the red, yellow, and blue model magic in half and then into fourths. Those who have the white will only cut it in half but have two packages to start so that each student gets a half piece of white. They will trade with table partners so that they each get every color. Each student should end up with a fourth of red, yellow, and blue and a half piece of white. b. The teacher will instruct students to take a small piece off their white to use at a later time. Then students roll the white into a ball. Students will create a small pinch pot and lay it on its side for the fish mouth & body. c. The teacher will review with students that they have the primary colors and they can create orange, violet, and green from those colors. They could also swirl, marble, or twist the colors together to create interesting effects with their model magic.


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Procedure (continued): d. Students will then begin to add details to their fish (i.e. eyes, fins, tail, etc.) e. Students may add textures to their fish using clay tools, if time allows. f. Students may create another fish or other piece (such as a snail, seashells, etc.) with their extra model magic. Clean-up Procedures: a. The teacher will announce when it is time to stop working and time to clean up. The teacher may count down from 10 so that students are given an expectation as to when they should be stopped and have everything put away. b. The student will put things back where they found them or where the teacher requests. Evaluation: a. Did the student show active listening while looking at the powerpoint presentation? b. Did the student construct a fish that included parts of the anatomy discussed in the lesson? c. Was the student able to create new colors from the primaries? d. Did the student attempt to produce new effects with the model magic? Teacher Notes/Comments: It is important to pass out the model magic after you have explained how it will be divided so that you have the students’ full attention!

Adaptations: ADHD/Autism: •Limit amount of material presented at one time. •Provide a schedule of activities to follow and/or checklist. •Provide a written and/or picture version of directions & class routines. Learning Disabilities: •Allow extra time to process information. •Make sure demonstration area is visible to all students. Demonstration should be very organized and clear to students. •Give directions in multiple formats: written, verbal, and, if possible, visual representation Enrichment: • Have students research other artists that have incorporated fish in their artwork. Activities for Early Finishers: • Create a background for your fish using markers, crayon, collage, etc. from a folded piece of paper or a recycled file folder.


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Ulrich Museum Wichita State University www.ulrich.wichita.edu OR www.facebook.com/ulric

Ulrich Educators Teacher Workshop Join us at the Ulrich Museum for a teacher workshop on Friday, June 10: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The topic of the workshop is: A Focus on Kansas Artists: Explorations of Where We Live. Area K-12 teachers learn from fellow teachers about cross-disciplinary strategies related to subject matter and themes presented by contemporary Kansas artists. The workshop is free, and lunch will be provided. Register with Aimee Geist, Ulrich curator of education, at [ mailto:aimee.geist@ wichita.edu ][email protected] or call 316-978-7116. Reserve your spot by Tuesday, June 7.

Kansas State University student chapter president, Amy Calderwood has been named the Western Region Student Outreach Coordinator. Her duties include identifyi

Kansas State University student chapter president, Amy Calderwood has been named the Western Region Student Outreach Coordinator. Her duties include identifying college art education programs without student chapters and programs with non registered student chapters and obtaining contact information for faculty and students to be passed along to the presidential team. She will help the presidential team in advocating for the establishment of new students chapters; submit reports to the presidential team and collaborate with the current regional director. Congratulations to Amy! presidential team and collaborate with the current regional director.


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Kansas Regions Information Kansas Regional events this spring included: Southcentral region had a great collaboration day with fused glass and project ideas Feruary 21 thanks to Michaeline Kohler and Shawney Montgomery. Northwest region has a regular newsletter of ideas and topics sent out to people in their region by Jerri Palmquist. Let us know if there are events or cool happenings in your region. All are opportunities to connnect! Check the map for your regional rep information to see what events are coming up in your area. Get Connected! Ginger Steck Art Educator USD 385 Andover, Kansas [email protected] 316.733.4336

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Secondary News Lynn Felts, KAEA Secondary Representative

I officially began my role as NAEA Secondary Division Director at the conclusion of the fabulous Seattle Convention. Diane Scully, NAEA Past Secondary Division Director was an awesome mentor. Thank you Diane!!!! One of the more important sessions in Seattle was the “Conversations with Colleagues”. Here are some highlights.

New York Convention from March 1-4, 2012: The 2012 National Convention will be held between the Hilton and Sheraton Hotels, in mid-town Manhattan because we have outgrown the Hilton since we were last there in 2007. NAEA projects the attendance in New York to be 5600. The 2011 Seattle convention attendance was 3,777. The 2010 convention in Baltimore had 3,800 attendees. Due to economic concerns and teachers being able to get in-service leave, the convention in New York is going to be shorter by a half day running Thursday, Friday, Saturday and half day Sunday.

The Secondary Ning: The Ning is an important communication tool. A new feature has been started called the “Monthly Forum Spotlight”. There’s a link on the main page of the Ning to this changing, monthly discussion. In March I started the discussion with the theme for the next two years, “Mixed Media, Crossing Boundaries”. This includes the traditional sense of mixing media in the visual art classroom, but also crossing boundaries into three-dimensional areas, other curriculums, anything to expand our visual experience. Your ideas, lesson plans, images are welcome. The response has been good. In April, Laura Milas, Western Region VP Elect lead the discussion “Celebrating Secondary Art Education in NYC” and possible alternatives to the proposed $70 luncheon cost. Debi West, Georgia secondary art educator will lead May explaining navigating and contributing to the Instructional Resource Gallery. James Rees will lead June, Diane Scully in July, Dana Jung Munson in August, Karen Kiick in September and Shannon McBride in October. If you would like to lead a discussion on a topic for a month, please let me know. If you have not joined the Ning, please go to http:// naea-secondary-teachers.ning.com to join. To join the List-Serv please go to secondary@ artedlists.org We will be sending blasts from both the Secondary Ning and NAEA List- Serv announcing important issues and events. Please get involved.


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Secondary News Cont. NAEA Secondary Division Luncheon: The luncheon is a time to honor award nominees and recipients at the state, regional and national level. It is also an important networking tool. The present NAEA Secondary Leadership has been working on strategies to boost the awards ceremony. Some of the possible ideas are to roll out the red carpet, include trophies with the certificates, a possible print created of the award winners, summer educational experiences and music. As stated above, we are working on alternatives to the $70 luncheon and we will let you know what the outcome is. Regardless, we want to encourage NAEA Secondary Members to attend even if they are not eating. Our Shawny Montgomery was recognized as the 2010 KAEA Outstanding Secondary Art Educator.

Western Region Division Awards Ceremony This was another time for celebration as the various Western Region States recognized their outstanding art educators. Linda Nelson-Bova was recognized as the Overall Outstanding Secondary Art Educator for the state of Kansas. KAEA is proud of both of these hard working, energetic and outstanding leaders from our state. Congrats!!!!!!!!!

Please take the time to nominate a deserving art educator. Many art educators are awesome teachers and aren’t recognized. There is nothing like being celebrated by your fellow educators. The forms for nominating are under resources on our KAEA web page. The deadline is July 1. Our new Awards Chair is Angie Mitchell, her email is [email protected]

Thanks for all you do for the students in Kansas. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me, [email protected] Lynn Felts

Thanks, Lynn Felts KAEA Secondary Rep NAEA Secondary Division Director


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Congratulations Lynn…… Lynn A. Felts was inducted in to the Southwestern College Educators Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The Educators Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to honor alumni who have made significant achievements in the field of education. In October 1999, Southwestern College received a gift from the estate of Marjorie Smith, a 1927 graduate who had taught mathematics at Lyons and Dexter, Kansas for 20 years. Lynn has taught art at the elementary and secondary levels since her graduation from Southwestern College. Lynn has taught as adjunct faculty for Southwestern College, Saint Johns College, Wichita State University and Emporia State University. During this time she has been recognized as the 2007 National Secondary Art Educator, 2006 NAEA Outstanding Western Region Secondary Art Educator, and in 1998 as the Kansas Art Education Association Secondary Art Educator. On the local level, Lynn was recognized as the 1985 Outstanding Young Educator in Winfield, a candidate for the Governor’s Award in 2002 and in 2008 the Kansas legislators passed a bill recognizing her efforts with Kansas students. In the spring of 2008, she delivered the commencement speech for the School of Art and Design at Wichita State University. Her art students volunteer many hours for the Winfield community and school system and have won numerous awards in art competitions and have received scholarships to prestigious art institutions. Congratulations to Lynn on a well-deserved honor!


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Summer Camp for Art Educators Laurie McLane-Higginson [email protected] Hi everyone! I hope you are ready for a fabulous Summer Camp, Saturday & Sunday, June 18th and 19th, 8-5 each day, here at the Lawrence Arts Center here in Lawrence, KS. We have a beautiful facility and three fabulous sessions for you to pick from. Option 1: The Artist’s Introduction to Bookbinding with Nicolette Ross, artist in residence Learn to create beautiful hand-bound journals, sketchbooks, and artist books. During this two-day intensive students will be introduced to various pamphlet, accordion, Coptic, long stitch, and stab bindings. Students will also learn to make decorative paste paper to adorn their creations! Students will be encouraged to understand the book as a diverse artistic medium, through discussion of how the artist book is applied to contemporary creative practices.

Option 2: Image Transfer on Clay with Akiko Jackson, artist in residence This class will introduce you to surface treatment along with transferring images onto clay. Screen printing processes and transfers with high contrast will be covered. Focus will be on printing upon 3-D forms. Learn concepts of “why” and image and form have been selected. Participants should bring any tools, stamps and high contrast images that they think might be useful. Participants should also bring boxes to transport projects home. *You are responsible for your own firing.

Option 3: : Exploring Jewelry Techniques with Dan Dakotas, Metalsmith This class is designed to give you hands on experience in several areas of jewelry and will include: Cuttle bone casting with pewter, enamel on copper, simple soldering, piercing and sawing of metal, patina colors on copper, and a combination of found objects with copper. All these techniques will be used to create some Artful Jewelry. NO jewelry experience necessary to take this class. For those in the class a list of items they may want to bring: Safety glasses Apron small plastic ruler Artful stuff that they may want to use in their jewelry such as beads etc.



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Summer Camp for Art Educators Laurie McLane-Higginson [email protected] This fabulous weekend comes to you for the great price of $125.00 with most materials included. You can also get graduate credit for $80.00 through Friends University. Lawrence is a beautiful town with a lot of great art and great food. Come on in and stay here for the weekend and learn some great techniques from our artists in residence, Akiko and Nicolette, as well as our own, Dan Dakotas. More information is available on our website under events/ summer camp. Email me at: [email protected] with questions.

I hope to see each of you at camp this summer! We are going to have a great time! Laurie McLane-Higginson [email protected] w.785-843-2787 h.785-841-2178

Professional Grant Reminder: Please remember to apply this fall for our Professional Development Grant. It is due Nov. 20th. This year we had more applicants than ever, which made the committee very happy! Details are on our website under: resources/ grants and an application is included on Page 23 of the newsletter.


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Professional Development Grants The Professioal Development Grants CAN be used for the following:: expenses for attending a session at an arts school such as Arrowmont or Penland School of Art; national, regional, or state art education conferences; workshops; institutes; in-services; post-graduate projects which involve professional development. The Professional Development Grants CANNOT be used for the following: purchasing art supplies or artifacts for classrooms or college or university tuition. 

 Awards will be based on the following criteria: 
 1. The potential for the proposal: outcomes for students and/or the art program. 2. The quality and clarity of the proposal application. 3.Applicant being a past or active participant in KAEA Conferences and/or KAEA board. Name____________________________________Member#_________ Email address____________________________ Home Address_________________________________ City/Zip_________________________________ Job title________________________________________________ 
Work Address___________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Phone: Home______________________Work________________ Cell________________________ Write a short narrative statement describing your proposal for the use of the KAEA Professional Development Grant. Include all of the following information: 
 1. How do you intend to spend the stipend? 2. How will the experience from the award allow you to improve instruction? 
 3. How do you plan to share knowledge and skills gained from the experience with KAEA members? 
 Please limit your proposal information to one page. Attach this application form or include this information in the proposal. Any application to be considered must be postmarked by Nov. 20, 2011 to: 

 Laurie McLane-Higginson 712 Ohio Lawrence, KS 66044 785-841-2178 [email protected] Selections will be made by January 1, 2012 so you may use the money to plan this spring’s activities!

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Book Review Andrea Aeschliman [email protected]

Book Review: The Journal Junkies Workshop by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler Retails: $24.99 While attending the National Art Education Association’s conference in Seattle I was able to go to presentations given by these two art teachers. The conference had many presentations on journaling and sketchbooks used in the classroom. Eric and David had copies of their book with them as well so I bought one and I must say it is well done. They have given lots of techniques for you to get started in your journaling adventure, whether with students or your very own journal. The book is broken up into sections, the first one dealing with supplies to consider using, then basic training which includes anything from watercolor pencils to collage to drawing and image transfers. Section three hits upon writing techniques, prompts, story-telling and layering. Many of their journal pages are sprinkled throughout the book so you get a feel for what their journal pages look like as well. One idea I really liked was that they used their journal as their calendar and planner for school so it’s all together and they don’t have to carry around each of those. I think it’s a valuable resource for you if you are at all into journals with your students.

Bowl by: Seth Clark Bowl with Bezel-Set Stone, Sterling Silver, Copper, Polymer Shawnee Heights High School Teacher, Linda Nelson Bova


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KAEA Fall Conference 2011 Michelle Ramirez and Kristi Hubbard

Welcome to the End of the Year, the KAEA Fall Conference, “Art: The Global Language” will be held in Garden City this October 20th-22nd. We are accepting Workshop Proposals as we speak, please consider sharing your expertise with your fellow Art Educators and send in your proposal today. Check out the KAEA Website for proposal forms. We are excited to share the experience of Western Kansas and a world of connections with each other. We have a first rate set of keynote speakers to offer you who exemplify “Art: The Global Language”. Friday brings Kuniko Yamamoto from Epcot Center who will capture her audience with her expertise in story telling through Origami. Saturday we bring to you Sabine Becker an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico who creates Spirt Dancer Dolls by sewing with her feet. She will share her life journey and her message: “ With Courage, Strength, Perseverance, innovative Thinking and Spirit we all can handle challenging life circumstances and even become stronger human beings.” Anxious for a pre-view both artists can be viewed on YouTube. The Conference Team is currently accepting workshop proposals and invite you to share your expertise with your peers by providing a workshop during the fall conference “Art - The Global Language”. We have blocked rooms at the Comfort Inn at a rate of $69.95 no matter the number of people in the room. The hotel serves a hot breakfast, and they also serve an evening snack, have a hot tub, indoor pool, health room and sauna open from 6am-midnight. Check in as early as 2:00pm and check out is by 11:00am. Local calls, 800#s, and high speed internet are complimentary. People can begin booking rooms at anytime with the cut off date for the special rate being Oct. 14th, 2011. When booking your room be sure to mention you are attending the Kansas Art Education Fall Conference being hosted by USD #457. The contact information for the Comfort Inn is address 2608 East Kansas Ave, Garden City, KS 67846, phone 620-275-5800 fax 620-276-2204. If you are looking into travel possibilities, Garden City does have an Amtrak Depot open for passenger service, an airport, and a bus line. Additionally we are located near the juncture of Hwy 83 and Hwy 50 as well as the juncture of Hwy 156 and Hwy 83. Any additional information you may need, please feel free to contact Kristi Hubbard via email at [email protected] or Michelle Ramirez via email [email protected] or [email protected] . We look forward to receiving your workshop proposals and seeing you in Garden City, for Art- the Global Language, October 20t -22nd, 2011. Kristi Hubbard, Michelle Ramirez and the Garden City and Southwest Kansas Conference Team


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Arts Education Rose Bundy and Tina Murano

ARTS EDUCATION: Creating Student Success in School, Work and Life “Why is learning in the visual arts essential to education in the 21st century?”

- To strengthen LITERACY The arts are an essential language. - To develop a GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE workforce The arts develop essential skills for global competitiveness in the 21st century. - To nurture ENGAGED LEARNERS The arts promote active and complex learning. Check out the National Art Education Association website for more advocacy resources in these challenging economic times. Other opportunities to advocate for the visual arts is to: 1. 2. 3.

Communicate a clear MESSAGE. Be VISIBLE to decision makers. Harness the influence of an advocacy NETWORK.


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Kansas Student Artists are Winners!


top left: Isaac Rinke “Towards Insanity” Grade 11 Lawrence High School Image will be published on the cover of “Aerie International” Magazine

top right: Emily Johnson “Organs That Sustain”” Grade 12 Lawrence High School Winner of the Sargent Art Competition and a trip to New York

bottom right: Emma Reaney Photo inspired by the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” Grade 12 Lawrence High School Winner of Lynn Jenkins Congressional Art Competition and a trip to Washington, DC. Art displayed in the Capital for 1 year.


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