During these final weeks of school, it is easy to become overwhelmed with efforts to finish the year strong, keep students focused, and be on top of grading deadlines. It is no wonder that many art educators forget to think about making summer plans for themselves that are creative, fun, and educational. That is why FAEA will be bringing professional development to you by hosting six different workshops throughout the state.  Register today to attend one of the summer workshops near you!  
The end of the school year is also a time of reflection. Each year, FAEA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to the field of art education. If you know a colleague or friend that you believe should be recognized for their contribution to art education, please nominate them for an FAEA Award.  Submissions for award nominations are now open and will be accepted through June 10, 2019 Click here  to nominate a deserving individual for the FAEA Awards.
Finally, the month of May is the start of FAEA membership renewals for the 2019-2020 school year.  All current FAEA memberships will expire on June 30th of this year.   Renew your membership today  to ensure you will continue to have access to FAEA's events, resources, and opportunities this fall and next spring.
Monthly News from the President's Palette
I recently read that the seasons in Florida are “Warm, Hot, Very Hot, and Too Darn Hot.”  I imagine the seasons of being a teacher seem more like, “Back to School, School Days, School Daze, and Summer Vacation.”

The end of the school year can at times be challenging, but it is also the time when we can really glimpse the growth that has occurred within our students. Hanging end-of-the-year art shows reminds us of the positive power of exhibiting and celebrating student art work, and the impact that it has on a child forever. As we begin wrapping up our school year, know that the work you have accomplished with your students, no matter how great or small, will have also cultivated lasting memories that remain with your students for a lifetime. Never forget that you are often the best part of a student’s day.

Soon enough, the season of “Summer Vacation” will be here. While you are moving through the daze at the end of the school year busyness, keep in mind that FAEA is bringing you six professional development opportunities around the state designed especially for you to immerse yourself in learning new techniques, using a variety of interesting materials. For more information or to register, please visit the FAEA website.

I wish you an easy end of the school year and an energized start to a wonderful summer season.

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.
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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