2015 Fall Conference is HOT, HOT, HOT
3 days to PreRegister!
Check it out now! Prices increasing Sept. 5th. There is still time to register early for the 2015 NATA Instill Art / Install Art Conference Sept. 17 - 19th in Omaha, NE. Check out the draft schedule of events.
Non-Members Receive NAEA/NATA Membership for Attending NATA Fall Conference
Calling all art specialists! If you are not a member of NATA, consider attending fall conference and paying the non-member price. You will be offered an opportunity to sign up for a membership at the registration desk and NATA will pay your membership for the next year.
Congratulations to Artist / Educators Showing in the 2015 NATA Exhibition
Visual Journals: Authentic Meaning Making in and out of the Classroom
Includes a Live Event on 09/08/2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Providing alternative perspectives to structured sketchbooks, visual journals are an art form and a creative outlet for artists, writers, craft enthusiasts, teachers, and students. This webinar provides strategies and approaches—as well as tips, techniques, and prompts for implementing the visual journal as part of your personal art practice and curriculum. Explore how visual journals can facilitate a connection between your studio and teaching practices, and how you can transfer this personal artistic research into model behaviors and processes for your students. By implementing the visual journal as a key component of your curriculum, you can encourage students to engage in personally relevant artmaking experiences that emphasize process over product—resulting in increased student motivation and creativity. Register Now
September 26, 2015 | 11:00 am–4:00 pm ET | $89 NAEA Members; $129 Non-Members
Join colleagues from around the world to gain fresh lesson ideas and inspiration for a vibrant new school year—all from the convenience of your computer or tablet!
Broadcast live from the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, the 2015 NAEA Back-To-School Virtual Conference is your direct connection to professional learning and creative professionals! Explore Learning and Leading in a Visual Age with Maria Fabrizio, Illustrator and Communications Designer, Wordless News; and D'Wayne Edwards, founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy. Take the insight shared by the artists even further when educators from DC schools and museums share lessons and classroom experiences inspired by the work of the keynote speakers. Interact in real-time with presenters, as well as art education professionals around the world who are engaging in the NAEA Virtual Conference experience!
To enter the Contest, you must be one of the first 400 entries received between 12:00:00 a.m., Central Time ("CT"), on September 1, 2015 and 11:59:59 p.m., CT, on September 30, 2015. During the Contest Period you can enter by drawing a picture of what you dream you will be when you grow up. The drawing must be landscape layout, 9” by 12” in size drawn using pencil, crayons, paint or watercolor and can be a paper collage. Your art teacher, parent or other person can assist the entrant in submitting the entry but the entry must be an original creation of the entrant. Limit one (1) entry per child. Multiple entries will disqualify all related entries. Submission of an entry constitutes the entrant and the entrant’s parent or guardian’s consent to participate in the Contest, and consent for the Sponsor to obtain and use the entrant's first and last name, and certain non‐identifying information for administering this Contest. The Contest is not a recommendation to invest in the NEST Direct or NEST Advisor College Savings Plan.
News From Other Sources...
Upcoming Events at Sheldon
4 to 7 p.m. Opening Reception
5:30 p.m. Lecture by Emory Douglas
Sheldon's exhibitions for the fall semester share themes of social justice:
Black Fire: A Constant State of Revolution
Emory Douglas: Power to the People, The Struggle Continues
Gordon Parks: Segregation Story
James VanDerZee: Eighteen Photographs
UNL College of Architecture
The College of Architecture would love the opportunity to come speak to your students who may be interested in learning more about the undergraduate programs the College of Architecture has to offer. Our current undergraduate programs include Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. We have chosen to contact you because students who may be interested in a career in design are likely to be enrolled in your visual arts, science, and/or industrial technology courses.
In addition to visiting, we also wanted to let you know that we have two summer workshops for sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in exploring design majors. These are the Career Explorations Workshop and the Discover Landscape Architecture Camp. Information and applications can be found here: http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops. Applications for summer workshops are due April 4, 2016.
Friday, October 2, 2015 is our annual Junior/Senior Open House. Students who attend spend the day learning about our programs and campus resources, touring Architecture Hall, having lunch with students and faculty, and participating in a design activity. Students who are interested in attending can register online by September 28, 2015 here: http://admissions.unl.edu/coa-open-house
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
Check out these active NATA members sites