ESU 10 Networkshop
ESU 10 experienced another great day of fellowship, art making and instruction, Tuesday April 12, in Kearney! Twenty two participants attended!
Sue Hart, Nationally recognized Collage Artist, inspired us to observe, play and create! New paper staining and collage techniques were explored, while role modeling how to share this experience with our students of all grade levels.
Lorinda Rice also inspired participants by making the standards user friendly and modeling how to apply our collage making activity in our lesson plans and curriculum. Lorinda challenged us to seek out the right Power Standards and Essential Questions that guided our learning processes with purpose and further inspiration!
What a fun day! Jan Jones ESU 10 Rep See More Photos
ESU 3 Workshop for Art Teachers
A great time at Bellevue West High School!
Paula Yoachim & Tim Bogatz ESU 3 Reps See More Photos
Introducing Amanda Suhr, NATA Bookkeeper
We are very excited to hire an official bookkeeper. In an association of over 200 members, art teachers rarely step up to volunteer for accounting roles. Imagine that!
Fortunately there are talented people that like to do numbers for a living. Amanda comes to us highly recommended from two arts non-profit organizations in Lincoln. She has worked 9 years as bookkeeper for Lincoln Arts Council and 2 years for Lux Center for the Arts. We are very excited of the experience with arts non-profits she will bring to our association. You will not see Amanda's face around much but know that the NATA finances are being diligently watched over by our NATA Bookkeeper and Treasurer team.
Smith Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition Winners
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today announced the Third District’s winning artists of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Smith worked with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association to coordinate the competition. The first place artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Smith will display the runners-up in his Washington, D.C., Grand Island, and Scottsbluff offices.
“This year’s entries from young artists across the Third District showcase the natural beauty of Nebraska,” Smith said. “Congratulations to the many talented students who entered the competition as well as the teachers who have inspired their creativity and helped cultivate their abilities.”
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Adaptive Arts in Art Education / ART 4000/8006
Fall 8/22/16-12/15/16, Tuesdays 5:00-7:45, Dr. Jeremy Johnson
This course will examine how teachers can make their art classroom a more inclusive space for all students. Course focus will be on Universal Design for Learning, creating differentiated lesson plans and activities that allow all students to participate and looking at the medical versus social model of disability and their relationship to art education. Students will also the opportunity to create their own adaptive tools for use in the classroom and experience a fully accessible gallery exhibition. This is a 3 credit course that can be taken for graduate credit. Please email Dr. Jeremy Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a permission number or questions.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
April 22: Last chance to see Mills Exhibition at Governor's Residence
April 27: Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition Opens at Governor's Residence
April 28: Last chance to see Linnea Vaughan Exhibition at Fred Simon Gallery
April 29: NAC Closed for Arbor Day
May 9: Basic Support Grant Panel 9:30 a.m.
May 12: Annual Series & Events Grant Panel 9:00 a.m.
May 17: Arts in Education Grant Panel 9:30 a.m.
May 19: Arts Project Grant Panel 9:30 a.m.
May 20: Wilkinson Opening Reception at Fred Simon Gallery 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Current applications from our March 1 deadline are under final review by our jury. We will announce our Session Two 2016 artists-in-residence in May. Stay tuned!
Our new application cycle is now open through our online portal for Session One 2017 residencies between January 2 - June 16, 2017. The KHN Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with comfortable accommodations, ample studio space, and a weekly $100 stipend for the duration of their stay.
April and May artists include the following:
Melanie Westerberg (Writer, Austin, TX), Barbara Kendrick (Visual Artist, Champaign, IL), Federico Garcia De Castro (Composer, Pittsburgh, PA), Janey Skinner (Writer, Richmond, CA), Melanie Mowinski (Visual Artist, Cheshire, MA),Erin Malone (Writer, Seattle, WA), Patricia Quinn (Writer, Eau Claire, WI), Wayne Salazar (Interdisciplinary, New York, NY), Elvira Garifzyanova (Geneva, Switzerland), Dustin London (Visual Artist, Ann Arbor, MI), Hedieh Ilichi (Visual Artist, Rockville, MD), and Meghan Pipe (Writer, Fort Collins, CO)
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