FAEA has been working diligently to provide services dedicated to supporting our members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the new school year is upon us, FAEA is committed to helping visual art educators by offering virtual professional development that is FREE for current members. As a benefit to our members, FAEA is posting all digital learning events to view at any time, including the summer ArtLabs, book club discussion, and past virtual demonstrations.

Join FAEA in August for our upcoming digital learning event "Oh Snap! Bridging Art Creation with Digital Technology" that will be presented by Joela Dagum Lowe. This event will be held live via Zoom on August 18 at 4:00pm EDT. Spaces are limited! Register today to attend this event.

The FAEA conference is going virtual! FAEA is hosting the 2020 FAEA Virtual Annual Conference on November 7th and 8th. Registration and conference schedule will be announced soon! Continue reading to learn more about the virtual conference, and keep an eye out for the announcement of registration opening.

Made any artwork recently? Consider entering it into the 2020 FAEA Member Virtual Exhibition! This annual juried art exhibition allows members the chance to have their artwork exhibited among their peers. The deadline to submit your artwork is September 8th, 2020. Visit the FAEA website to view the rules and eligibility to participate in the 2020 Member Virtual Exhibition.

Postcard from the President
In a world full of uncertainty, FAEA is poised to take on the new meaning of “back-to-school.” While each district has developed a plan of action for the return of school, whether to open classrooms full-time, continue with remote, or offer a combination of choices, art educators are feeling anxious about what their teaching world will be. The push for art-on-a-cart for elementary art educators presents a new kind of challenge. Please know that FAEA understands how stressful these times are which is why we are continuing to develop new virtual programming to meet your needs and provide a pathway to have your voice heard.

To that end, the Florida Art Education Association has collaborated with other arts associations throughout the state to sign on to an important position focused on the importance of Arts Education for all Florida students that aligns with the FAEA mission and goals.

Arts Education is Essential
It is imperative that all students have access to an equitable delivery of arts education that includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts that supports their educational, social, and emotional well-being, taught by certified professional arts educators in partnership with community arts providers.
Gearing up for the unknown and trying to maintain a positive and compassionate demeanor can be difficult. As a result, we are offering some support with new virtual programming to share knowledge. Beginning in mid-August I will provide a series of short videos called Voices of Art Educators that will address common concerns of our membership. The video series will provide you with needed research-based information to support your return to school. In addition to the Voices of Art Educators, Division Director Round-table Zoom meetings will begin mid-August. Finding a place and a group of people that you can connect with on the level you seek, bringing more effective support to your divisions is our goal. The beginning of November will bring forth our first 2020 Virtual FAEA Conference. Please save November 7th and 8th on your calendars for this refreshing and relevant professional development.

It might feel like a very chaotic time, and when this happens you need time out and to find a place of peace to support your owner inner self-reflection. Take the time this month to build Self-Care into your schedule. Self-Care is a form of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). This is a way to connect with students and share your own strategies for creative discovery and new ways to process and tease out meaning in their lives through art. Provide a way to help students develop their ideas, share their unique stories, and applaud their discoveries. Ask new questions about the lived experiences in this pandemic, and allow art to become a way to pause and pay attention to the importance of staying creative.

Dr. Jackie Henson-Dacey
FAEA President
Professional Development
August Digital Learning

FAEA is offering monthly opportunities to connect, learn, and refresh in a virtual setting to supplement and support the 2020 FAEA Virtual Annual Conference. As a membership benefit, current FAEA members can register for free to attend the live digital learning events held via Zoom. After each event, the recordings are uploaded to the Digital Learning page on the FAEA website for members to view at any time.

Upcoming Digital Learning

Oh Snap! Bridging Art Creation with Digital Technology
presented by Joela Dagum Lowe
August 18th, 2020 @ 4:00pm EDT

Joela Dagum Lowe, Art and AP instructor at St. Cloud High School will share tools and tricks to help students create works of art using technology through their cell phones or other personal devices. This workshop will explore ways to create art using minimal to no supplies or contact via distance learning or traditional classroom setting. *Participants may want to download the app Picsart on their iPhone or Android device prior to the workshop.

Visit the Digital Learning page on the FAEA website to register to attend the live event. Hurry, spaces are limited!
2020 FAEA Virtual Annual Conference
November 7th & 8th
Registration opening soon!

FAEA is committed to delivering high-quality, meaningful professional development. For the health and safety of our members, attendees, and partners, FAEA is transitioning the in-person annual conference to a virtual format. Details about the conference schedule and registration will be announced later this month.

Save the date! The 2020 FAEA Virtual Annual Conference will be held on November 7th and 8th via Zoom.
Registration opening soon! Registration will include an all-access pass to each conference event and session PLUS exclusive access to the digital recordings of every session for 14 days after conference ends. Early registrants will also receive a goodie box prior to the start of conference. The price of registration will be $60.

Visit the FAEA website to learn more about the virtual conference as information is released.
Member Virtual Exhibition
Now Accepting Artwork Submissions!
The purpose of the Member Virtual Exhibition is to provide the opportunity for members to participate in a statewide, juried competition of their peers. FAEA proudly sponsors this exhibition to foster and encourage our members as working artists and we celebrate their accomplishments! 

Submit your artwork by September 8th to participate in the 2020 Member Virtual Exhibition.
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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