Summer will be here before you know it, and now is a good time to make your summer plans. Consider spending your summer with FAEA! With six locations throughout Florida, there is a good chance that an FAEA workshop will be close to you! Visit our Summer Workshops page on the FAEA website to learn more and to register. Hurry! Limited spots are available!

FAEA is now accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 FAEA Board of Directors. We are looking for dedicated members who are interested in taking part of the operations of FAEA and are also dedicated to the legacy of the Association. Nominate yourself or another deserving member by April 30, 2019, for this great leadership opportunity. More information about Board nominations can be found on the FAEA website.

Be a part of the 2019 FAEA Annual Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach by being a presenter. Conference session proposals will be accepted starting now until April 30, 2019. Visit the conference pages on the FAEA website to learn more about how and why you should present at conference!

Looking for a new job? Check out the Jobs Board on the FAEA website. This is a free service open to anyone to browse current job listings, post new openings, and view a collection of other resources that can help you find the perfect job for you in the art education field.

Also, if you would like to receive the District Assemblies monthly email, please email and ask to be included in the email list.
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After returning from the NAEA National Convention in Boston, I am reminded that for educators, ongoing learning and training is a significant aspect of our profession. FAEA prides itself on the innovative professional development offerings provided to the membership. This summer, we offer an exciting approach to learning with the newly designed Master Series and ArtLab workshops throughout the state. These workshops are one of the many benefits of being a member of FAEA. 

Life-long learning goes hand-in-hand with a career in arts education. Learning about new skills, materials, and methods keeps our inspired work fresh and energized. Please visit the Summer Workshops website to find out more about the upcoming opportunities to learn, connect, and create!

Please plan to share your expertise with FAEA by submitting a session proposal for a Workshop Session, Demonstration Session, or an Art Forum for the 2019 Annual FAEA Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, November 7-10, 2019. You can find more information and complete a proposal online. Submissions will be accepted through April 30, 2019.
At this year's conference, FAEA will present new learning pathways to align session content with the FAEA strategic plan and your school's improvement plan. We are excited about this addition and invite you to read more below.

I look forward to seeing you this summer!

Lark Keeler
FAEA President
Professional Development Opportunities
Summer Workshops
The Master Series Workshop
June 7-8, 2019
FAEA and FSU has collaborated to create a two-day experiential learning experience. The schedule includes:
  • FREE Altered Book Workshop with Dr. Gloria Wilson
  • Ceramic Soft Slab Construction with Barbara Davis
  • Surrealism in Photoshop with Michelle Hartsfield
  • Alcohol Ink Painting with Debi Barrett-Hayes
  • Needle Felting with Debi Barrett-Hayes
  • Junk Journal Book Binding with Dr. Sara Scott Shields

Read the Master Series Details before registering. Registration is $55. Please register by May 22, 2019 to secure a spot.
Summer ArtLabs
various dates
FAEA is hosting five different ArtLabs throughout the state. Each ArtLab is a one-day intensive workshop that concentrates on a single idea. ArtLab options:
  • Digital Painting (Sarasota - June 18, 2019)
  • Watercolor (Fort Lauderdale - June 22, 2019)
  • Printmaking Techniques: Collograph and Reduction (Stuart - June 22, 2019)
  • Printmaking Technique: Monoprints and Monotypes (Winter Park - June 27, 2019)
  • MultiMedia (Satellite Beach - July 13, 2019)

Visit the Summer Workshops page for full descriptions of each workshop. Registration is $45.
Submit a Conference Session Proposal Today!

FAEA encourages members to strengthen and promote art education by volunteering your time and talents with your peers as a conference presenter! This year's conference will be at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach on November 7th-10th, 2019.

Conference session proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2019

NEW for 2019: Updated Session Formats
FAEA listened to your feedback and has updated the conference session formats so members can learn more content and gain extra experiences at conference. Now you can take more ideas back to the classroom.
  • Demonstration Session (30 min.) - demonstrate a topic through an exploration and investigation of an art technique that will inform and inspire
  • Art Forum (50 min.) - share a topic through a presentation that will inform and motivate
  • Workshop Session (90 min.) - lead a "hands-on" experience that demonstrates an in-depth art medium strategy or process

NEW for 2019: Learning Pathways
Each session at the 2019 Conference will align with the FAEA strategic plan and will provide strong correlation to your school's improvement plan.

Each session proposal should align with one applicable learning pathway from below:
  • Research & Knowledge: exploring research-based pedagogy, assessment, curriculum connections, educational research, strategies, and historical content and context
  • Learning: discovering and experimenting with new techniques, skills, materials, and technology
  • Community: collaborative learning experiences, panel discussions, special recognitions, connecting with colleagues, and teacher support and retention
  • Advocacy: cultivating support for the arts and for individual programs through exhibition opportunities, voice, volunteerism, leadership opportunities, and addressing equity and access
Session proposals may also be submitted as "Other" for consideration.

Learn more about submitting a proposal to present at conference by visiting our conference session proposal page and our presenter information page.

Thank you for your support of FAEA. Our members help FAEA fulfill its mission of advocating and supporting high quality art education to all students in the state of Florida.


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