Conference for Young Artists
was a huge success with amazing sessions and presenters sharing knowledge and talent with over 790 students. Sessions focused on chalk painting, paper marbling, nature art, making a kaleidoscope, pattern art, zentangle, tile art, mixed media art, drawing, pointillism and so many more. Guest speaker Derek Anderson started the day and captured the audience with his stories and message that art doesn’t have to be perfect ... never give up ... and keep trying.
Creative Writing Contest
is open to students in grades 3-12 until January 18, 2019. The holiday break is a great time for students to create stories and poems to submit for the contest. Visit
to review the contest rules and guidelines. Contact Andrea at
or 507-537-2257 for any questions.
Mark your calendar! On May 15, 2019, the
Science & Nature Conference
will be held in Marshall at SMSU. Brochures will be available in mid-February. Mike Zacher from Aerostar International, a Division of Raven Industries, will be the guest speaker. It is going to be a blast!