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MAEA NAHS Exhibition: Taking Shape

Important Dates and Information

NAHS chapter sponsors are invited to submit their NAHS student work for the annual NAHS exhibit Taking Shape at Hampshire College, Amherst in conjunction with the 2017 MAEA conference Shaping Human Potential.

Show Dates and Location:

On view, Thursday, November 8 – Friday, November 17, 2017

Hampshire College Art Gallery, Harold F. Johnson Library Building, Ground floor, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002

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2017 MAEA Conference – Art Education: Shaping Human Potential

November 11 and 12, 2017, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The 2017 MAEA Conference will take place on November 11 and 12 at UMASS Amherst. The theme is Art Education: Shaping Human Potential

Keynote Speaker: Patty Bode

Super Session: Cathy Weisman Topal

More information can be found on the conference page including Registration, Ticketing, and Scheduling – click here.

If you have any questions, our committee is happy to assist you. Please email conference@massarted.com.

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MAEA Members Exhibition: Changing Shape | MAEA Juried Exhibit

Active and retired art educators working in Massachusetts are invited to submit their 2D artwork for the annual juried exhibit Changing Shape. Click here for complete information.

2017 Massachusetts High School Photography Exhibit

High School Photography/Altered Images Exhibit

MAEA is continuing our series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium/gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston. High school educators are invited to submit up to 10 pieces of student work focused around the medium of photography. New this year, work submitted can be straight digital or film photographs, or pieces that have been altered in some way, for example via digital manipulation or collage.

The exhibit will open on Monday, October 6. It will hang until Friday, November 17.

The exhibit will be open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The State Transportation Building is not open on weekends and holidays.

  • Artwork Drop Off: Monday, September 22 ­ Friday, September 29* – see sidebar
  • Please note: Specific dates and times for regional drop off locations will be emailed to participants.
  • Artwork can also be mailed to the State Transportation Building at MAEA, Suite 2180 ­ C/O DCAMM 10 Park Plaza ­ State Transportation Building Boston, MA 02116

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2017 Arts|Learning Lynn S. Feldman Visual Arts Award

MAEA would like to congratulate June Krinsky-Rudder on receiving the prestigious 2017 Arts|Learning “Lynn S. Feldman Visual Arts Award.”

From Arts|Learning: This Champion of Arts Education Advocacy Award recognize arts educators for: (1) demonstrated leadership in advocating for a specific arts discipline and overall arts education; (2) superior teaching in one of the four disciplines of dance, music, theatre, or visual arts; (3) creation of model arts programs and partnerships; (4) use of Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework and National Standards for Arts Education; (5) use of arts and cultural resources; and (6) support of opportunities for multicultural learning and interdisciplinary planning. On behalf of all of us at Arts|Learning, we applaud June’s efforts in providing, supporting, and advocating for quality arts education. Such efforts have a lasting impact on the quality of life throughout our commonwealth and nation.

Summer Licensure Workshops

SEI/ELL & Special Needs for Art Educators

UMASS Dartmouth

Differential Learning or Different Teaching? Relating to Students with Special Needs in K-12 Art Classes

  • July 5 – 7 // VPA 500-8101
  • July 17 – 19 // VPA 500-8102
  • Cost: $150 // Maura & Peter Geisser

This course will focus on what art teachers need to know about their students and what special needs they may have. Participants will be asked to share past experiences, pose possible problems and look for better solutions in working with special needs populations in both integrated and self- contained classes.

*PDPs offered specifically for licensure renewal requirement regarding strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles.

 

Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) for Arts Educators

  • June 28 – June 30 // VPA 501-8101
  • July 10 – 12 // VPA 501-8102
  • Cost: $150 // Constance Moore

The purpose of this class is to prepare Massachusetts art educators with the requisite knowledge and skills to shelter instruction effectively as it pertains to the discipline of the visual arts, and in so doing meet the needs of our ever increasing population of English language learners (ELLs), so that they can equitably “access the curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy.”

*PDPs offered specifically for SEI/ English as a second language licensure renewal requirement.

 

Massachusetts Art Education Association Members receive 10% off workshops. Click here for more information

Additional summer courses and opportunities, please click here.

Questions: Call 508.999.9202 or email artsoceana@umassd.edu

News Release from Arts|Learning: Major Advances for Massachusetts Arts Education!

State education leaders praised for adopting measures to increase arts access and visibility

BOSTON, March 29, 2017-The Arts for All Coalition today praised the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for adopting new guidelines that will prioritize arts education for students across the Commonwealth. The new guidelines were written in response to a new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which emphasizes every student’s access to a well-rounded education, including the arts.

Under the new DESE plan, every school district will report arts education access and participation data on their school and district “report cards.” This will give transparency to parents, students, and communities as to the status of arts education in every community in Massachusetts. State education leaders have also committed to revising the Arts Curriculum Framework, which was last amended in 1999. Curriculum frameworks are the guides districts and schools use to develop local curricula and to determine a quality education in each subject area.

“Business leaders consistently report that new hires are lacking in creativity, innovation, and other 21st-century skills that the arts help to develop, so we’re proud to see Massachusetts leading on this front,” said Arts|Learning Executive Director, Jonathan Rappaport. “These new guidelines will ensure that arts education is something that is necessary for every district and school in the state.”

Passed by Congress in late 2015 with overwhelming bipartisan support, ESSA includes instruction in the arts in the federal definition of a “well-rounded education.” In preparation for implementation of ESSA for the 2017-18 academic year, each state must revise its accountability plan for school districts to reflect this new definition. In addition to test scores, accountability standards must include other indicators of school quality, such as measures of participation in arts instruction.

DESE officials spent 10 months researching district needs for the new guidelines and meeting with key stakeholders. The Arts for All Coalition, which consists of MASSCreative, Arts|Learning, Edvestors, Boston Public Schools, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Young Audiences of Massachusetts, MassINC, and Project LEARN-Lowell, engaged in the process providing research and public input on the importance of arts education in a well-rounded education. One of the state’s educational challenges identified during this process was that six percent of elementary students (over 35,000 students!) and 50 percent of high school students do not have the opportunity to engage in quality arts instruction.

2017 Youth Art Month | Boston United Through Art

State Transportation Building | Boston, MA

February 13 – March 30, 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity that a statewide exhibit offers! In 2016 MAEA’s Statewide Exhibit featured close to 900 works representing approximately eighty communities and was viewed by thousands of people! Make sure your school is represented in 2017! Drop-off sites for artwork will be available across the state.

Click here for more information.

SISAL Member School Art Exhibit

The 2017 SISAL member schools’ art exhibit will be held at The Carroll School in Lincoln in May 2017. The exhibition will be up and open to the public May 1 – May 5, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Awards and take down will be on Sunday, May 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Downloads including submission instructions, inventory form, and entry form are in a zip file – click here.

For more information, please contact Diane Francis – dfrancis@carrollschool.org