Posts Tagged ‘visual art education’

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Haystack

September 19, 2017

MAEA Fall Conference

Almost 100 visual art educators traveled to Deer Isle Maine for the annual 3-day conference. Some had to drive 5 hours to get there. When I reach the bridge over to the island and smell the salt air and see the seabirds flying, I know whoever has made the long trip, doesn’t question its worth. The conference is held at the beautiful Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and sponsored by the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA). The organization stands on the shoulders of giants and many of those names were mentioned over the weekend.

MALI Teacher Leaders

THANK YOU

A HUGE THANK YOU to Carolyn Brown for chairing the conference and to all of the Maine Art Education board members and the organization members who volunteer to do the hours of work to make the conference so wonderful!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A GREAT learning opportunity
  • Delicious food
  • Beautiful environment
  • Opportunity to meet art teachers from across the state
  • Amazing people who are open to sharing, exchanging ideas, and providing support
  • A wonderful feeling of community

Yes, that is guacamole

Comments

  • The opportunity to learn is amazing; like no other that I have
  • I get to feel what my students feel while learning something new
  • I look around and wonder if my art is good enough and I remember we’re all in this together
  • What an opportunity to push my limits
  • I’m learning at full speed
  • Now I can go back to my school feeling totally nourished

Workshop offerings

  • Expanding Your Fiber Universe: Lissa Hunter

  • Block Printmaking – Balance and Texture: Holly Berry

  • Exploring the Basics of BronzClay Jewelry Fabrication: Nisa Smiley

  • Visual Journaling: Sandy Weisman

  • Making Animal Sculptures with Clay using Enclosed Forms and Additions: Tim Christensen

  • Bringing Digital Fabrication into your Curriculum: Elliot Clapp

  • Experimental Watercolor Painting: Erica Qualey

  • Past to Present: Personal Found Object Assemblage Inspired by Shrines, Alters, and Reliquaries: Stephanie Leonard and Suzanne Southworth

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In Today’s News

April 12, 2017

Collaborative work

PATHS students with some of the fence parts.

This is a very large collaborative project underway with the Wentworth School in Scarborough and the welding students at Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS). There are 32 students from 12 sending schools taking part from PATHS. This is a great example of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). The students are creating a fence for the existing school garden that will become a gallery for outdoor art and science projects. Art teacher Joanne Maloney is involved along with the teachers who teach the STEM subjects.  Some of the work will focus on kinesthetic, or tactile learning, and movement.

Close up of a flower on the fence.

Later on in May teaching artist Ann Thompson will work with Wentworth students to create wire sculptures for display on the fence.

The coordination of the idea has been enormous, involving many adults and students, and a wonderful example of collaboration.

To read the entire article from The Forecaster written by Kate Irish Collins, April 3, 2017, please CLICK HERE.

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MLTI Artwork Challenge

December 21, 2016

Photographs needed – Deadline: January 16, 2017

The Singularity, Dante DesVeaux, Mount Desert Island High School, Grade 10 (2016-17 screen saver)

The Singularity, Dante DesVeaux, Mount Desert Island High School, Grade 10 (2016-17 screen saver)

The MLTI Screensaver Challenge is currently open. Please read all the guidelines below and on the links. Guidelines located at THIS LINK. If you have any questions please contact Juanita Dickson.

Over the last eight years, the MLTI device has featured screen savers featuring outstanding student works of art (twenty each year). To date, there have been well over two thousand pieces of artwork submitted representing PK-12. With the variety of devices available at MLTI, images are now made available as a download for either a screensaver or background image on every MLTI device.

The students whose artwork is selected will have their artwork featured on the Big Screen at the MLTI Student Conference to be held May 25, 2017. The 20 artists will be receiving free conference registration and their artwork featured on 2017-2018 MLTI devices. Student’s artwork will be printed and displayed at the Department of Education during the summer of 2017.

All artwork should be submitted by an adult using our Google drive and Google forms. Complete directions can be found here.

Ocean Breeze, Taylor Fitzpatrick, Houlton Middle School, Grade 6 (2016-17 screen saver)

Ocean Breeze, Taylor Fitzpatrick, Houlton Middle School, Grade 6 (2016-17 screen saver)

MLTI Student Artwork Challenge Timeline
January 16, 2017 – Submissions due.
January 17 – February 10, 2017 – Selection committee reviews submissions using a rubric.
February 13, 2017 – Teachers of the students with selected pieces will be notified by this date. A release form will need to be signed by parents and sent back to MLTI before any names are released to the public.
February 22, 2017 – Release forms due to back to the MLTI Project Office
Late February 2017 – Selected artwork information released to the public.
May 25, 2017 – Student Conference. Selected students will be invited to join us at the Student Conference free of charge (students will need to complete online registration)

DEADLINE: January 16, 2017.  Guidelines located at THIS LINK. If you have any questions please contact Juanita Dickson.

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In Today’s News

November 10, 2016

Student artist debuts in SoBoArts show

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Marshwood art teacher Jeff Vinciguerra and student Sarah MacDonald look at some of her pottery.

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Sarah MacDonald’s passion is making clay pots, and she dreams of a successful career as a ceramics artist. MacDonald, a senior at Marshwood High School, is getting a crash course in entrepreneurship, learning how to exhibit and sell her work.

Read the entire article from seacoastonline by CLICKING HERE.

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MLTI Screensavers

March 26, 2016

Selected artwork

Twenty student artists will have an audience of more thank 70,000 students and educators for their artwork. The results are in! The following 20 images will be found on 2016-2017 MLTI devices and from June 1, 2016 thru August 31, 2016, they will be on display in frames around the Department of Education!! Congratulations to the following students!!

Moshier Island w/Fog, Maximo Steverlynck-Horne, Freeport Middle School, Grade 8

Moshier Island w/Fog, Maximo Steverlynck-Horne, Freeport Middle School, Grade 8

“I Spy”, Haydn LaDeau, Deer Isle Stonington High School, Grade 12
“Moshier Island w/Fog”, Maximo Steverlynck-Horne, Freeport Middle School, Grade 8
“Pensive”, Ruth Metcalf, Middle School of the Kennebunks, Grade 7
“HorsePower”, Ryan Bent, Mount Desert Island High School, Grade 11
“Playin the Blues”, Cory Richards, Mount Desert Island High School, Grade 10
“Polygons”, Dana Clarito, Mount Desert Island High School, Grade 12
“The Singularity”, Dante DesVeaux, Mount Desert Island High School, Grade 10
“Connections”, Sophia DeSchiffart, Narraguagus High School, Grade 10
“Spider Lake Perspective”, Cassidy Osgood, Narraguagus High School, Grade 12
“We Have Takeoff”, Bobbi Grant, Southern Aroostook Community School, Grade 9
“Cherries”, Nicholas David, Freeport High School, Grade 11
“Elephant”, Lauren Briggs, Freeport High School, Grade 12
“Fall”, Ella Russell, Freeport High School, Grade 12
“Piano Tree”, Perrin Davidson, Freeport High School, Grade 11
“Dance”, Victoria Holmes, Houlton High School, Grade 11
“Harley”, Abby Fore, Houlton High School, Grade 12
“Ocean Breeze”, Taylor Fitzpatrick, Houlton Middle School, Grade 6
“Ereri”, Ciara Huggins, Lake Region Middle School, Grade 7
“Owl Maraca”, Jillian Whitney, Lake Region Middle School, Grade 7
“Stormy Seas”, Michael Smith, United Technology Center, Grade 12

Over the last six years, the MLTI device has featured screen savers featuring outstanding student works of art (twenty each year). To date, there have been well over two thousand pieces of artwork submitted. With the variety of devices available at MLTI, images are now made available as a download for either a screensaver or background image on every MLTI device.

More information is available by CLICKING HERE.

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MAEA Spring Conference

February 23, 2013

Maine Art Education Association, Saturday, April 6, Lord Hall, UMaine campus

Registration is now available at https://sites.google.com/site/maeaspringconference/
or you can get to registration through the MAEA website at
http://www.mainearted.org/MAEA/2013_Spring_Conference.html

Registration deadline: Monday, March 25, .8CEUs available for full participation in conference

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MLTI Art Workshops

January 27, 2013

The Art Studio in your MLTI MacBook

Opportunities from the Maine Learning Technology Initiative that are being provided over the next three months throughout Maine at no cost.

Join MLTI to discover the art studio in your MLTI MacBook. Learn new ways to create art, explore tools to design digital portfolios, gain understanding in managing your digital art classroom and grow your research process knowledge. This day will be filled with valuable information for the art teacher. This is a repeat of the Fall 2012 session but we encourage you to join us and expand your abilities.

Please visit http://www.maine.gov/mlti/events for a link to online registration and a listing of all current PD sessions.

Dates/Locations:
January 28, 2013: Maranacook PD Center
January 30, 2013: Washington Academy
February 5, 2013: RSU #40 Central Office (Union)
February 12, 2013: Apple Training Facility, Pineland Campus (New Gloucester)
February 14, 2013: Eric L Knowlton School
February 26, 2013: Reeds Brook Middle School
February 28, 2013: Spruce Mountain Middle School
March 6, 2013: Katahdin High School
March 12, 2013: Portland Arts & Technology HS
March 13, 2013: Presque Isle High School
March 20: Woodland Jr Sr High School

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