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Copyright 2007 Ann Ayers

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE - SEPTEMBER 21

 

pin wheel"Imagine... Whirled Peace". Project began by Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, two Florida Art Educators. Their website has been updated and they are starting to add participants to their map as you join (or re- join).  This year, there is  an official song that was written and recorded by a former student - when you hear it, you'll agree that it definitely captures the spirit of the project!  For those who wanted t-shirts and posters, they're also ready to order.  The site also has a discussion board to share ideas, pinwheel directions and a template for making pinwheels. Spread the word!

 

2006 was a huge success. Ann estimates that there were one million pinwheels spinning around the world. Plan ahead for 2007.

 

QubitsANNOUNCING NEW CONSTRUCTION TOY QUBITS

 

A single Piece is known as a Qubit. It is a safe, easy to use, educational toy with Easy-Slide connectors between pieces that slip into place giving a child the satisfaction of Building Strong Structures just like Mother Nature. A typical kit of Qubits™ packaged for market contain 60 Qubits ™. Fantastic truss structures can be made with this toy also Columns, Hexagons, Bridges, Space Stations, Skyscrapers or Snowflake Structures! The more pieces you have, the more possibilities you command. This toy will help children develop spatial skills and manual dexterity. The geometry is natural and scientific. The structures can be very architectural, structural, invoke concepts in engineering or touch on basic concepts of Nano-technology. Lessons in Science, Geometry, Nano-technology and Architecture will be available in the future at this web site. Purchase a set for your students.

 

HIGHLY-SKILLED ART STUDENTS NEEDED TO MAKE PORTRAITS OF CHILDREN LIVING IN ORPHANAGES - MEMORY PROJECT [Archive]


The Memory Project is currently in need of highly skilled, high school artists to create portraits of children around the world who have been abandoned or orphaned. Because of poverty and other circumstances, such children usually have little or no personal belongings. The portraits intend to provide the children with a special memory of their earliest years and a permanent reminder of their immeasurable importance in the world.

 

This opportunity is ONLY open to students in the very highest level art class offered at any given high school (AP, Senior Honors, etc.)

 

More information is available at http://www.thememoryproject.org/ [Archive]

PENNRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENTS EXHIBIT
"ART OF STORYTELLING' - JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM

 

Patty Knott's art students from Pennridge High School exhibited  "The Art of Storytelling"  at James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  Pennridge High School is in Perkasie, PA. (http://phs.pennridge.org). The show was up through February 25. The show took many hours for Patty to prepare, but it was all worth it. Patty says, the head curator made some great comments. The museum selected several pieces for their  permanent collection which is so wonderful for the students.

 

"The Art of Story Telling" was in the Children Gallery: "In our annual February exhibition, we present a selection of two and three-dimensional art created by students from Pennridge High School Upper House. This exhibition explores the connection between visual art and language."

 

Frankfort-Schuyler Middle School students give presentation on integration of art and technology - Utica New York

 

"Four seventh-grade students at Frankfort-Schuyler Middle School had a lesson in subject area integration, and shared their newly-acquired knowledge with the public during a symposium at the Radisson Hotel in Utica."

 

"...Donnalyn Shuster taught an art and technology unit to her seventh-grade students. The students began with simple line drawings of sunflowers, then turned those drawings into stamps and finally into Photoshop masterpieces all to answer the question, "How does the choice of media influence the artist and the intended result?"

 

STUDENTS FROM ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL
WIN AWARDS - MINNESOTA SCHOLASTIC ART COMPETITION

 

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Ali K. "NEOTERIC RELIC"

 

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Nolan R - Altered Book

SAVAGE, MN:

Students in Kate Piquette's Choice Based Art Studio received awards in the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards competition. Kate teaches at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Ali K, 8th grader, has been awarded a silver key for her  work titled "NEOTERIC RELIC" (top left).

 

It is a collage on canvas in which she meticulously cut tiny shapes of mat board to create hidden animals and design. This work took her all of 3 months, class time and mornings. She completed it with modeling paste in a squeeze bottle-like frosting and then painted the whole thing with metallic paints. See if you can find the hidden animals (click image for larger view). Nolan R, 8th grader,  won a merit award for his altered book entry (shown bottom left). Artwork will be on display from January 19 through February 11 at the Minneapolis College of Art And Design gallery. The competition received 1230 artwork entries and 194 were selected for the exhibition. Congratulations students!

 

CATHERINE DAVIS HAYES NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2007, RHODE ISLAND:

 

Catherine Davis Hayes was named TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2007, for the State of Rhode Island. She is an elementary art teacher at Oakland Beach Elementary School in Warwick, R. I. This is the first time an art teacher has ever received this award in Rhode Island. Kudos to her for her outstanding achievement! You can visit her Artsonia site here.

 

KRIS FONTES - NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHER

 

Union City, Pennsylvania: Congratulations to Kris Fontes for passing National Board Certification. Kris teaches middle school and high school art at Union City High School, Pennsylvania. Visit her web site for great project ideas.

 

JUDY DELAGRANGE - OHIO OUTSTANDING ART TEACHER

 

Judy Delagrange has been awarded Ohio Outstanding Art Teacher. Outstanding Art Teacher is an annual award given by the Ohio Art Education Association. People are nominated by their peers who are OAEA members for the distinction of being Outstanding Art Teacher. The award is to recognize art teachers in Ohio for what is deemed excellence in the field. Judy Delagrange was one of three art teachers from the Northeast region of Ohio to be honored this year. She teaches K-8 art at Benjamin Franklin School in Cleveland.

 

SUSAN MENKES NAMED TO ALL USA TEACHER TEAM 2006

 

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Congratulations go to Susan Menkes. Susan has been named to USA Today All-USA Teacher Team. Susan teaches K-5 art at Cantiague Elementary, Jericho, N.Y. She has been teaching art for 17 years. A co-worker nominated her for this award. Meet all of the team members.

 

Brenda RobsonBRENDA ROBSON EXHIBITS IN BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION OCTOBER  14 - NOVEMBER 11

 

Brenda Robson, art teacher at First Baptist Academy School, will have a work of art shown in the 20th Annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Exhibition [Archive] at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas Texas. The show runs from October 14 through November 11, 2006  with the Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21, 2006 – 6-9 PM. This year’s exhibition features 70 local, regional, national and international artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore and honor people, things, and ideas that have "passed on."

 

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VIVIAN KOMANDO RECEIVES DOCTORATE

Congratulations to Vivian Komando! She received her Ph D  in Art Education from Florida State University. Her dissertation was "Bridging Information and Communication Technology and Art: A Grounded Theory Study of a High School Collaborative Portrait of Peace."  Portraits of Peace was a collaborative project with Cindi in Florida, Patty in Kentucky, Barbara in Canada, Myriam in Puerto Rico, and Tsutomu in Japan.

 

KRIS FONTES AND LINDA KIELING GET PUBLISHED!
CHECK OUT MARCH SCHOOL ARTS MAGAZINE FOR ARTICLES

 

Congratulations to Linda Kieling and Kris Fontes - both art ed list members have articles in March 2006 School Arts Magazine. Linda has an article on Altered Books (lesson plan on IAD). Kris has her Virtual Curiosity Cabinets (lesson to come on IAD). Linda teaches at Rosemont Ridge Middle School West Linn, Oregon. Kris teaches at Union City High School, Pennsylvania. Check out some of the articles on the Davis Art Publications web site.

 

JERYL HOLLINGSWORTH - LA FRANCE ELEMENTARY, SC
RECEIVED $7000 IN GRANT MONEY FOR HER PROGRAM

 

La France, South Carolina: Jeryl Hollingsworith, art teacher at La France Elementary School in South Carolina didn't pass up the chance for additional money for her program. She applied for $4000 EIA Teacher Grant (with the technology specialist) from State of South Carolina. This grant money went towards the purchase of scanner and digital projector for her room. She also received a $3000 grant from Target. This money will go towards Explore the Arts Day - bringing in area artists for her students to see.

 

REBECCA BURCH - CHARLESTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
RECEIVED $3000 TECHNOLOGY GRANT

 

Rebecca Burch's art department has recently been awarded an Advancing Education grant from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to allow CCHS to extend the art curriculum into the digital realm. With this money, they bought a new computer, color-laser printer, and projector. Rebecca teaches high school and middle school art at Charleston Catholic High School in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

KRIS LINCOLN - NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY STUDENT
RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS NAEA HIGHER EDUCATION AWARD

 

Kris Lincoln, art education student of Pam Stephens at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, has been selected to receive the 2006 NAEA Higher Education Student of Achievement Award. Kim is currently student teaching in Virginia and is the Vice President of the NAEA Student Chapter. She has won several scholarships and two research awards, and is already published in leading art education magazines.

 

HOLLY BESS KINCAID - DUBLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
SOUTHEASTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL ART TEACHER OF THE YEAR

 

Holly Bess Kincaid, art teacher at Dublin Middle School in Dublin, Virginia will be named the 2006 Southeastern Middle School Art Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Holly!

 

AMANDA LINN - PARKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER
MILKIN FOUNDATION NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD WINNER

 

Amanda Linn, art teacher at Parkview High School was on of two teachers in Arkansas to win the 2005 Milkin Foundation National Educator Award. The award  includes an unrestricted financial prize of $25,000. Up to 100 educators across the country are being recognized for their outstanding work with the awards at surprise ceremonies occurring between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4. The Milken National Educator Awards have become the largest national teacher recognition program in the United States.

 

Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-founder Lowell Milken created these awards in 1985 to recognize, celebrate and attract the highest caliber school professionals. More than $54 million in cash prizes have been awarded since the program's inception to 2,100-plus educators. Find out more about the award on the Milkin Family Foundation Web site.

 

JEANNETTE ANTHOS - J. H. HOUSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
"OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATING TEACHER"

 

Jeannette Anthos was chosen "Outstanding Technology Integrating Teacher" for her school - J. H. House Elementary, Rockdale County Public Schools. She was nominated by a co-worker. The purpose of this award is to recognize exceptional classroom teachers in grades K-12 who utilize technology in instruction and implement unique and innovative lessons that promote student achievement, higher level cognition, and motivation. Congratulations Jeannette!

 

KRIS FONTES - UNION CITY HIGH SCHOOL, PENNSYLVANIA
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

 

Congratulations Kris! Kris received her Middle School Art Teacher of the Year award at the Pennsylvania Art Association Conference this year. Kris teaches middle school and high school at Union City High School. See her photos of the conference.

 

Check out her great ideas on her own Web site and the school's website: Union City High School, Pennsylvania.

Kris has also been published. Check out April issue of School Arts for her exciting lesson "Elegant Art Nouveau" - this lesson is also on Incredible Art Department. It has really been popular. Her popular OP Art CD lesson will be coming out in Arts & Activities.

 

ART TEACHER MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR KATRINA EVACUEES
RACHELLE OMENSON TRAVELS TO HOUSTON ASTRODOME

 

Rachelle Omenson, art teacher from Philadelphia, did not sit at home wondering what she could do to help. She packed her bags and headed to Houston to make art with the children at Houston Astrodome. See images of student work.

 

FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENTS
RECEIVE TOP SCHOLASTIC ART HONORS

 

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Kathleen Deep "Nocturnal Mist"                          Rosa Olivera "Washing My Hands"
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Frankfort, NY: Donnalyn Shuster's students received top awards in the Central New York Scholastic Awards competition. Kathleen Deep received a Silver Key for a painting, "Nocturnal Mist". Rosa Oliveri's Gold Key entry is an abstract ink drawing, "Washing My Hands". Oliveri's work will go on to the national competition in New York City in March. The article appeared in the Utica Observer Dispatch News but no longer appears online or on the Internet Archive. Congratulations to these fine young artists.

 

Rosa Olivera is a National Gold Key award winner. National awards will be presented in June 8, 2006 in New York City.

 

BRIANA MALACHOWSKI - BANGOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL
AWARDED NATIONAL GOLD KEY - SCHOLASTIC AWARDS

 

Briana Malachowski, daughter of Linda and James Malachowski received notification of a National Gold Award for her Ceramic piece entitled "Pocket Pot". Briana, a senior at Bangor Area High School, takes Ceramics class with Mrs. Louise Neal, high school art teacher. Information of her award was received on April 21 from the Office of the Alliance for Young Artist and Writers, a division of Scholastic Inc.

 

Malachowski received one of 35 Gold Keys at the Regional level, which included Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties. She is the first student in the Bangor School District to achieve national honor. District artwork has been entered in the competition since the 1970’s. Malachowski receives her award on June 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

 

ROSEMONT RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
RECEIVE SCHOLASTIC SHOW AWARDS

 

West Linn, Oregon: Linda Kieling's students participated in the Northwest Oregon region Scholastic Show (Portland area counties). 430+ works were entered (highest yet) and less than 10% receive Gold Keys.

 

Two of Linda's students were recognized with Honorable Mentions and 1 with a Silver Key. One received a Gold Key - with that work going  on to the national level for judging.  That piece also received an American Visions Award nomination (of the 39 Gold Keys from Northwest Oregon region 5 were chosen for this recognition as "best of show" - 4 high school students and Linda's 7th grader). She also received a scholarship to a Summer class at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.

 

Scholastic is an amazing venue of kids and one of the few of this caliber for middle school students.  If you haven't, look into it - See website.

 

KRISSY EVERETT - SENIOR - LEIGH HIGH SCHOOL, SAN JOSE
GETS ACCEPTED TO RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

 

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San Jose, California: Dreams can come true! Krissy Everett took art for the first time this year. As an Art 1 student, she discovered art was her passion. With the help of dedicated art teacher, Ken Schwab, Krissy put together a portfolio of her Art 1 work - every piece was outstanding. Shown are two examples - both from lessons that are presented in Ken Schwab's and Bob Capitolo's DRAWING COURSE 101  (see below). Krissy was accepted to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Art and Design. Congratulations to Krissy!

 

ZAC BUBNICK RECEIVED NATIONAL GOLD KEY - SCHOLASTICS
JOE APPLEBAUM'S SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM

 

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Brecksville-Broadview Heights. High School, Cleveland, OH: Joe Applebaum have 5 photos accepted to the Ohio Governor's Show. Zac Bubnick (work shown left won a National Gold Key at Scholastics! Joe's AP Photography class is so successful! He had 60 student sign up for next year. Hats off to Joe and his students.

Lauren Abry - Spencer Loomis School - Won 2nd place!
Sakura Wonderful World of Color Contest

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Art teacher Tracy Albert. Congratulations to 5th Grader Lauren Abry. Lauren won 2nd Place in the Sakura Wonderful World of Color Contest. Lauren will receive a $100 Savings Bond and a generous supply of art materials as well as National Recognition. Entries were received from all over the United States.  Click on www.gellyroll.com [Archive] to see Lauren's work with the other winners grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8. See some awesome work! Visit Spencer Loomis Art Gallery

KEN SCHWAB'S/BOB CAPITOLO'S  BOOK DRAWING COURSE 101 HITS THE SHELVES - ORDER YOUR COPY

 

You have admired Ken's student work at Leigh High School and have used his excellent lesson plans. Now you can learn all of his secrets in the new book, Drawing Course 101 (Sterling Press, NY) - co-authored with his friend and colleague, Bob Capitolo.  It has 7 activities or projects for you to do.  These include Smudge drawing, Montage drawing with two techniques, Pen and Ink, Scratch board, Color pencil nonobjective, Drawing on textured gesso, Portraits with toned paper and charcoal, as well as composition , the 5 qualities of shading, color theory, elements and principles of design, and more.  Many drawing techniques and how to do's with many illustrations and diagrams to use in class. The book is at Barnes and Noble.com, Amazon.com, and Wall mart - from Sterling Publishing Co. - lists for $19.95 with 96 pages, hardbound and slick paper.  Get your very own copy today. Book is being re-released by Sterling in paperback form - Look for Start to Draw - same great material just with a new title.

 

LARRY PRESCOTT - MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL -
ART PROGRAM IS IN THE
POST REGISTER NEWS - IDAHO

 

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Those of you who are really integrating technology have a "hook" to get your local paper interested in your program. Larry  Prescott is his own best advocate.  He contacted the newspaper and "sold" his program with enthusiasm - and invited the reporter to his classroom. The Post Register- Idaho Newspaper has a wonderful article all about Madison Middle School art program in Rexburg, Idaho - written by Brian Davidson. The praise of Larry's students practically wrote the article! Here is one quote that will really make you smile: "We're learning out the other side of our brain" by S.S. (middle school student)

 

The Incredible Art Department can help YOU get in the news, too. Here is my favorite: "Just enter 'Larry Prescott' into a Google search and see what all he his doing to promote art of Madison Middle School"

 

Larry is busy framing art for the permanent school collection. Students are thrilled to have their art donated to the school for this project.  Kudos Larry! Keep it going for these students.

 

Professional Development Opportunities

Grant Funding Alert - Provided by NAEA

Sample Interview Questions

STATE ART ASSOCIATION NEWS STATE ASSOCIATIONS

Join the Online Discussions with Tapped In
More about Tapped In
LINCOLN CENTER INSTITUTE - SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Pam Stephens uses Tapped in with Art Education Students

Tapped In isn't just chat. It has areas to post notes, links and documents. I found it to be very useful and required that my students check my Tapped In electronic classroom a minimum of one time a week.

 

For example, when the upper-level students were writing their philosophy of teaching art, I posted my own philosophy to the bulletin board. When another class was looking into the National Content Standards and the AZ Standards, I posted links to both.

 

But, the site also has online training that is very worthwhile. I required my practicum students to attend one training session per month. Like you, I find chatting in real time difficult because my typing skills are not as good as they should be. Tapped In has some short cut buttons that help with that, but I found that my students were very open to this method. It's a part of their culture as much as visiting in the Student Union was a part of ours.

 

College Information

Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs
National Association for College Admission Counseling

The Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs are designed for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate study in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines.

 

Attendees learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days, audition and entrance requirements, and much more by meeting with representatives from colleges, universities, conservatories, festivals and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts.

 

Check web site for a College Fair near you.

 

Art Exhibits of Interest

 

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Group Show: "The New Breed"
Blake Palmer Gallery - Chicago

March 9th 2007 Opening Reception - Around 6pm
Exhibition Title: The New Breed - March 9th - April 27th.

Location: Blake Palmer Gallery (Now closed)
1656 North Bosworth
Chicago, IL 60622
Gallery # (773) 384-4142

Show features work of Chicago based artist, Terry Dixon and others. Show poster design (above) is work by Terry Dixon. Terry's work is digital images combined with abstract line drawing. Visit Terry Dixon's Web site. He was featured in Business Week Magazine in the May 2nd 2005 issue "Photography the Golden Age. He was noted as one of the next up and coming artists to start collecting.

 

SHADOW MATTER- The Rhythm of Structure

Sculptures by: Nicholas Mukomberanwa, M. Scott Johnson, Lawrence Mukomberanwa, Taguma Mukomberanwa

February 1 till March 16, 2007
Opening Saturday, February 10 2007 3-6pm
Gallery Talk with M. Scott Johnson, Thursday February 22 6-8pm

Sankaranka Gallery Contemporary African Art
111 Front St. suites 206, 230 DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: Melvin E. Taylor

F' train to York Street Station

In recognition of Black History Month Sankaranka Gallery mounts the moving Exhibition "SHADOW MATTER–The Rhythm Of Structure". The exhibition celebrates the aesthetic contributions of a modern giant of African neo-classicism - Zimbabwean Shona sculptor and philosopher Nicholas Mukomberanwa (1940-2002) - as seen through the eyes of his African American apprentice, M. Scott Johnson, and his sons, Lawrence and Taguma Mukomberanwa. This exhibition features the work of these three direct stone sculptors alongside the elder Mukomberanwa's own work, bringing to light the powerful influence of Nicholas Mukomberanwa on a new generation of sculptors.

 

International - National News

Art Daily - The First Art Newspaper on the Net

Arts Journal - Daily Digest of Arts, Cultural and Ideas

The Art Newspaper - Events, Politics and Economics

Art News from Around the World from Artcyclopedia

ArtsConversation - Check the Art News Thread - from Artcyclopedia

 

WAR IN IRAQ- ONLINE RESOURCES FROM TEACHERS FIRST

TeachersFirst has created an extensive page of resources and web links that we hope will help you and your students in dealing with events both in the Middle East and here at home. This page includes content for all grade levels, several articles specifically for teachers and parents, and a large stock of reference material that will provide older students with background on how this conflict evolved. There are also numerous links to ways in which your students can help show their support of the Americans engaged in this conflict. Our Conflict in Iraq page is available at: http://www.teachersfirst.com/iraq.html


Art Contests - Awards - Opportunities

International Child Art Competition - Third Art Olympiad (2004-2008)
Bridging the Worlds of Art & Sport for Peace & Development

Theme: "My Favorite Sport" ICAF will accept artworks on this theme in the spring of 2005. Artists must be 8-12 years old at time of creation of artwork. Entries must be mailed on or before April 30. http://www.icaf.org/programs/artsolympiad/ao.html

Find out more about ICAF from the site.

YOUNG NATURALIST AWARDS

 

Read 2003 award winning essays. Judging for 2004 took place in January. The finalists and semi-finalists were announced in February. The first name and essay title of each finalist and semi-finalist was posted on our Web site. Many helpful tips on this site. Like How to Keep a Field Journal.

 

USDAN CENTER TO LAUNCH HECKSCHER- USDAN STUDENT ART INSTITUTE - YEAR LONG PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts/Dale Lewis-Executive Director, and the Heckscher Museum of Art/Beth Levinthal-Executive Director, have announced a collaboration to launch the Heckscher-Usdan Student Art Institute, to begin in the summer of 2005 at Usdan Center.  The two prominent arts institutions are both in Huntington, Long Island - Usdan Center is America's largest summer arts day camp, and the Heckscher Museum was cited by the New York Times as "One of the primary small museums in the country with an international reputation." The application deadline for the program is March 15, 2006. Full information on Usdan Center is available at www.usdan.com. Full information on the museum is available at www.heckscher.org. To apply for the Heckscher-Usdan Student Art Institute, call Usdan Center at (212) 772-6060, or (631) 643-7900.

 

BETHEL CAMP FOR THE ARTS - AT GOULD ACADEMY

Bethel Camp for the Arts at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine offers two - 2 week programs for students ages 8 to 14. Special 10% discount for children of teachers and school employees. Find out more.

 

Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp - New Milford, Ct

At Buck's Rock, campers have the freedom to choose their daily activities, from going to one of the many shops, to writing a play or playing badminton. Campers may even choose to go on day trips with their favorite shops to museums, art studios or other program related trips. Find out more.


Arts Around Indiana

UPDATE: July 6, 2013 - Why a special section with Indiana arts and not for other states or countries? Because this page was one of the earlier sections of IAD when it was still just an Indiana art room website and not the international website it is now. We are keeping it here, as we do every other page on IAD for information and posterity.


Indiana Art Links

Indiana Art Organizations

Indiana Art Businesses

Indiana Art Museums

FAME

FAME, the Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education, began in 1987 with 2,000 children participating. Now over 150,000 children are touched by FAME's many programs. FAME is an organization in Indiana that promotes Art and Music in the elementary schools. Festivals typically include concerts, art shows, and plays.

 

FAME News

You can become a member of FAME by writing:

FAME
P.O. Box 11843
Fort Wayne, IN 46861-1843

Call (219) 471-FAME (3263)

Your school or group can perform dance, drama, choir, band, art, and sculpture to one of the four festivals in Indiana. FAME also has a lending library of many art and music books, cassettes, CDs, posters, prints, and videos. Join FAME today!

 

Other Art Events in Indiana

  • The Indiana Historical Bureau has begun a campaign to save outdoor sculpture in Indiana. In 1992, the foundation began locating and documenting all the outdoor sculptures in Indiana. Over 1,200 sculptures are now on file. Many are endangered due to acid rain, demolition, and vandalism. If you have a sculpture in Indiana you want to save, contact them at 140 N. Senate Ave. Room 408, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. (317) 232-2535.

  • Arts and crafts classes are being offered through the year in Indianapolis. Each week, a variety of art mediums including painting, sketching, coloring and craft making, are offered. Most of these classes are 45 minutes long and cost $1.00 a day. Call (317) 327-0000 for details.

Upcoming Conventions and Events from State Art Education Associations

Announcing Arts Educators of Minnesota Fall Conference - November 10 and 11

From Kevan Nitzberg: Art Educators of Minnesota is having our 2006 AEM Fall Conference on
November 10th and 11th.  This year's theme is "Keep on Bookin' - Paging Through the Arts".  It is being held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center and at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley (both suburban areas just outside of Minneapolis).  As the title suggests, there will be some concentration on making books as a focus for this conference and the variety of media that can be used with this art form.  In addition, there will be breakout sessions to the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis  Institute of Art, the Kirland Book Collection at the the University of Minnesota, the Russian Museum and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.  Our 2 conference keynotes will be Dr. Mary Erickson from Arizona State University, and Nancy Carlson, Minneapolis artist and illustrator who was responsible for designing the poster for this year's Minnesota State Fair.  More information concerning the conference will be made available on our web site at: www.aem-mn.org

 

Announcing Oregon Art Education Association Conference - October 13, 2006

From Linda Kieling: Oregon is hosting our annual fall conference in Portland on October 13, 2006. The theme this year is "Art at the Center" and will be held downtown at the Portland Art Museum.  We are excited to say that Dr. Elliott Eisner is slated to be the keynote speaker.  Additionally, there will be numerous one hour sessions and two hour hands on workshops at venues including the museum, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and St. Mary's Academy. Visit us at http://www.oregonarted.org

 

Announcing Kansas Art Education Association Conference - October 27 -28

Kansas art teachers will gather in Emporia, Kansas on October 27-28 in 2006. Information is on the web at: http://www.kaea.com/fallconference.html

New Mexico Art Education Association Conference in Santa Fe - November 10 -12

New Mexico art teachers have their conference in Santa Fe this November:
ENCHANTED ARTS 2006
New Mexico Art Education Association
2006 Conference
The Lodge At Santa Fe
November 10, 11, 12
Woody Duncan is presenting A workshop. Web site to come.

 

Pennsylvania Art Education Association 2006 Conference is in Erie , PA. October 26-29

This year participants will be hearing six engaging keynote addresses. The speakers offer a wide range of backgrounds and specialties but they all share impressive credentials. See website for details http://www.paea.artedlink.com/keynotes.html

 

See Art Associations links page to visit State Art Associations around the world.