A Great Presentation on Why We Need Art by Meagan Hahn, Oak Creek Schools
Here's a great Prezi presentation about the Arts.
Stand For The Arts
Stand For The Arts is a national initiative to raise awareness, protect access, and encourage action on behalf of the arts.
Did You Know Art Makes Students Smarter
Check out this link for a study on how students can gain valuable critical thinking skills just by studying art.
Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art
The Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art is a terrific group of retired and currently practicing artist educators. Membership in the group provides artist educators the opportunity to exhibit and sell their art work multiple times per year in a variety of venues throughout the Milwaukee area. Having served as the past president and former Communications Coordinator for the group it is a vital and valued way to involve yourself in the art community. The cost to join is $35.00.
To learn more about MATA click one of the following:
NING (social network for members only)
The mission of the group is:
Why We Need Arts Education
This is a fantastic resource of info graphics documenting why the arts are important. These also highlight the benefits of arts education for students.
Art Education Connections
If you join the National Art Education Association you automatically are a member of your state organization as well. For those of us in Wisconsin the WAEA is a great resource for ideas and a way to connect to art educators statewide.
Mrs. Bjork has become a member of the WAEA Board for 2016.
Visit their website for more details on this organization.
This summer I've looked beyond Wisconsin to connect with Arts Educators. There are some great groups surrounding us. The first is the Illinois Art Education Association. They offered the Gear Up and Go summer workshop that Mr. Lamp and I attended. They also offer some terrific resources and a talented array of art educators to network with. When on Facebook or Twitter search for them there too.
The second group I've connected with is our neighbor to the west, the Art Educators of Minnesota. This group has a strong presence on Facebook and Twitter with some great resources shared through their tweets especially.
One other way I've connected with Art Educators is online. There are many communities out there, but I've found this one to be one of the best: http://arted20.ning.com/
National Art Education Association eNews on Arts Advocacy is available as a PDF file. Click the image to the right to download the file.
Arts Education groups will celebrate Arts in Education week September 14 - 20, 2014. This will bring national focus to the many fantastic arts resources available nation wide. It will also spread the word about resources and other materials that educators can access to better incorporate the arts into their teacher. Research shows that students involved in the arts score higher on tests and have better developed problem solving skills than students who are uninvolved. To see more click the image or this link.
Pinterest Boards on Art Advocacy