Would you like to foster the growth you have experienced by attending NATA Fall Conference? Are you a novice teacher of 5 years or less and ready to join NATA? We have the perfect match for you!
Sponsor a novice teacher to attend fall conference for 2 days. The new teacher will be required to join NATA/NAEA before or at fall conference ($80). The mentor will receive a discount rate for purchasing a novice registration.
Register to win if you have 5 years or less teaching experience and you want to be entered to win a 2 Day fall conference registration. On September 12th, 2014 we will draw as many names as we have sponsored registrations. Winners will be notified immediately so arrangements can be made to attend conference. You must be available to attend September 26-27, 2014 in Aurora, NE. If you are notified as a recipient, you must join NATA before or when you arrive at the conference.
ONE WEEK LEFT! TIME IS RUNNING OUT - PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR FALL CONFERENCE
September 6 registration fees will go up and lodging cannot be guaranteed at The Leadership Center conference location. Register now!
FEATURED ARTIST WORKSHOP FOR FALL CONFERENCE
Elizabeth Ingraham : Textile Image Transfers
Learn to stencil botanical forms (or anything else!) onto fabric using freezer paper and simple tools. Play with scale, shape, contrast, and positive and negative space, understand how how surface design can inform a flat or volumetric surface and gain a new perspective on the natural world. Stenciled designs can be intricate, simplified, large or small and can be done anywhere by any skill level.
Gina Tolstedt, Curriculum Facilitator
Gina has taught with Omaha Public Schools for 27 years, currently teaching K-6th grade at Dundee Elementary. Her teaching experiences include Junior High, High School, and University levels. Tolstedt has written curriculum for OPS for 25 years serving on curriculum committees for most of those years. With a BA degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and a MA degree from the University of Illinois in Champaigh-Urbana, throughout her career she has had a passion for arts integration with a focus on writing. Gina also served on the 2014 writing team for the new Fine Arts Standards.
Janie Helt, Naturalist
Janie is an artist, educator, and NE Master Naturalist. She currently teaches third grade in the heart of South Omaha. During the summer she works as a nature educator at Fontenelle Forest providing nature and environmental education to students of all ages. Helt holds a BA in Studio Art as well as a Master’s in Elementary Education. She is a passionate educator who incorporates her love of art and nature into her general education classroom. With a background of incredible opportunities working with at-risk youth in her community, she has served as a supervisor in the youth employment program at Boys Town, as a program specialist at Girls Inc. of Omaha, and as a mentor artist for teens at the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts in Omaha, NE. Her love of nature and art is evident in everything she does. Experiences with many different art forms such as papermaking, bookbinding, clay arts, printmaking, drawing, painting, mural art, and jewelry design leads to a love for creating lessons that incorporate visual, hands-on and kinesthetic learning.
We have the potential to recruit over 500 more members in Nebraska! Who do you know that's not a member of NATA?
NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES........
George Catlin (1796-1827) was among the earliest artists to venture to the West undertaking eight years of field research and visiting 48 tribes to produce a rich record of Native Americans. Comprised of 31 images, MONA is proud to feature its Catlin Portfolio in its entirety.
For more information contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.
Nominations for the 2014 NebraskARTS Award are now open and online.
Consider honoring a Nebraska school board or school which has supported and encouraged achievement in: Media Arts, Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre.
Recipients will be recognized this fall in a ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol. Nominations are due Friday, September 5th. Additional information and the nomination application may be found at http://www.nebraskansforthearts.org/programs/nebraskarts.html
Submission Deadline: 10/17/2014
Media Contact: J.D. Hutton, Artist Services & Communications Manager, Nebraska Arts Council: 1.800.341.4067; 402.595.2122; email: firstname.lastname@example.org