Now that the spring semester is in full swing, it is important to keep up with all of the upcoming events and programs available to you and your students that you don't want to miss.

The latest issue of our award-winning Fresh Paint member magazine is now available! To view and share this digital issue, visit the FAEA website .

The K-12 Students Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition is accepting artwork through March 12, 2019. Login to your FAEA account to submit your students' artwork today!

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.

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Monthly News from the President's Palette
Happy February!

Every year, my school hosts a three-day immersion program for students in which they select a topic that they would like to study more in depth, becoming “immersed” in the work. I host an art fusion of sorts each year. This year, my students explored Art & Kindness.

The students in my program (3 rd - 5 th graders) created small, hand-sewn, heart-shaped pillows for residents at nearby assisted living facilities. We visited the facilities to paint with watercolors alongside the residents before gifting the pillows. Students also created metal-stamped bracelets and necklaces using letter beads with inspirational words for themselves—an act of self-loving-kindness. We passed out and posted messages of love and appreciation around the school.

We gathered donations for the Tri-County Animal Rescue in our neighborhood, a 100% no-kill shelter. We made sweet, little bandanas for the adoptable dogs to wear, saying things like, “ Pick Me, ” or “ Take Me Home. ” It was important to talk with my students about using our special talents and gifts to help our community. Artists can use their gifts in many ways to make a difference and feel really good doing good things.

In this month, I encourage you to spread some good vibes and loving kindness through art making. I suggest considering what sort of community service projects your students could be a part of. Could there be a beautification project with your city? Who in your community could use some artistic gifts of love and joy? Is your art club able to fundraise through art sales to donate to a local charity or foodbank? Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17, 2019. Find out more about the organization Random Acts of Kindness and ways to teach kindness in your classroom.

There is still time to participate in the FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment and Virtual Exhibition . The purpose of the program is to serve as a statewide assessment for visual art and promote the achievements of students enrolled in visual art classes throughout Florida. Submissions are due on March 12, 2019. Uploading and submitting work is easy! 

Check out the extraordinary events planned for the National Art Education Association ’s annual convention in Boston this March! Florida educators will plan to get together to celebrate our national and regional award winners! 

Lark Keeler
FAEA President
Fresh Paint
Read the current issue of our award-wining magazine today!
FAEA's winter Fresh Paint issue is now available on our website.

Content includes:
  • Reflections on Conference: The Poetics of Space
  • Art Saves Lives: Art for Social Change
  • 2018 FAEA Member Virtual Exhibition Winners

Visit the FAEA website to read and share the latest Fresh Paint issue.
Student Opportunities
2019 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition

The purpose of this program is to serve as a statewide assessment for visual art and promote the achievements of students enrolled in visual art classes throughout Florida. Sargent Art will generously sponsor prizes for the 2019 FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition.

Submission Requirements
  • 2019 entries will be accepted from November 1st, 2018, to March 12th, 2019
  • The teacher must be a current FAEA member
  • You may enter one (1) entry per student
  • You are encouraged to enter as many students as possible
  • There is a $5.00 fee per entry
  • All forms of media are accepted
  • Entry photographs should be JPG files
  • Signed release forms must be sent to the FAEA office by Monday, March 19th, 2019

Visit the  FAEA website  to find out more information about the program, prizes, rubrics, and submission instructions.
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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