March 2017
Regional Events & News
A Note from Our President-Elect
Hello friends and colleagues!
We had several people encourage a friend to join last year and one lucky person has free registration to conference this year in Wilmington!  Let's do it again.  For every NEW member you get to join (have them put your name down when it asks if anyone recommended you).  I will put your name in a drawing every time someone signs up for free registration to 2018's conference!  The more that sign up, the higher your chances of winning!  Good luck!  

Rebecca Dow
NCAEA President-Elect
"LAST  CALL"  For Conference Proposals
If you would like to provide a Presentation or a Workshop at Conference this fall in Wilmington, NC, please click on the link and submit.

LAST CALL: Deadline extended to Thursday, March 30. There will not be another extension.

45 Minute Presentations:

3 Hour or 90 Minute Workshops:

**If you would like to be able to check off Leadership on your teacher evaluation, consider presenting!

Community Events
Karrie Matias

Community Artist donated their valuable artwork for Hurricane Matthew Relief for Cumberland County School System fundraiser “The HeArt of Art” on Feb. 24, 2017.  The silent art auction had a great atmosphere with the Jason Philips Band. 

Region 4 Spring Professional Development

Region 4 Co-chairs: Whitney Hern &Sally Medford

Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Whiteville

Have you ever wanted to do something in your Art room, but not sure how to fund it? Grants! Larry Hewett will be joining us on May 6th in Fayetteville State’s Gallery sharing tips and advice on getting a grant and getting the most out of a grant.  He will also be demonstrating Pop-Up books with a technology and literacy twist, just one of the projects he was able to complete in his classroom with the help of a grant. Each participant will be completed their own Pop-Up book and begin writing their own grant. 

Save the Date Region 4, May 6th, UNCFSU Gallery! 

Region 1 Professional Development

(Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Roanoke Rapids, Tyrrell, Washington,Weldon)

Saturday April 8, 2017

ECU -  School of Art And Design

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Region 8 Professional Development

(Asheville, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Roots and Wings School of Art and Design - Asheville

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  Conference LOGO Competition

Calling ALL members.....its your time to be CREATIVE. Please submit your design for this year's conference label. Click the link below for all the details and how to submit your jpeg file.
GOOD LUCK......Let the games begin!!!!"
  Region 5 Spring Professional Development

(Alamance, Asheboro, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Elkin, Forsyth, Guilford, Lexington, Mount Airy, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Thomasville, Surry, Yadkin)

We are thrilled to be this year’s Region 5 NCAEA co-chairs. We will be having a Saturday workshop May 20th with the dynamic, Joyce Teta at the Old Church in Bethania. 

JOYCE TETA founded Calligraphy Centre in 1984 in the Triad and is well-known for her enthusiastic teaching, especially working with children. She is an artist and teacher, encouraging many with her generous open studio approach as well as regularly scheduled workshops. She is one of the most inclusive practitioners, always looking for ways for others to join the fun/movement..
Joyce was been introduced to calligraphy as a teenager in an all- girl school convent in London. She has been a devotee and practitioner ever since. She loves letters in all forms, but has specialized in learning proper book-making techniques, hence the moniker: calligrapher & bookartist. Clients such as Maya Angelou and the W-S Mayor have commissioned her work and her work sells regularly at exhibitions

We will be exploring and creating paste papers and book making.  It will be a fun and creative day. Looking forward to seeing you in Winston-Salem!

Frann Paige, Clemmons Elementary and Jennifer Willard, Reagan High 

Region 6
Professional Development

(Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Kannapolis, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Mooresville, Rowan, Stanly, Union)

Hello Region 6!  Alicia Waters and Natalie Friedl here, Region co-chairs-elect. We would like to introduce ourselves to you, as we once had the privilege of teaching together, and have developed a wonderful professional relationship since.

Says Alicia - Let me introduce my friend Natalie. She currently teaches at Torrence Creek Elementary in Huntersville (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools), and this is her 13th year! I’ve always seen her passion in collaborating with others and her willingness to share ideas with all disciplines. She’s a great advocate for all the arts.

Says Natalie - My partner in art, Alicia, is in her 6th year of teaching, currently at Grand Oak Elementary-- also in Huntersville. Her heart shows dedication for students with disabilities in the art room, and I greatly appreciate her creativity, organization and compassion.  

Please consider joining at least one professional learning network, which is a great place for all art educators to get support, advice and ideas:

- Facebook has an NCAEA page, and an Art Teacher page which is a closed group for protection and there is an Elementary Art Teachers facebook page as well. Please request to join.

- Instagram is another platform to get ideas and show off all your hard work and successes.  Please follow us @ mrsfriedldeedle and @_ms.waters_

-Twitter is also a social media source with many art educators to follow.  NAEA and Artsonia are just a few to follow.                    

Something to look forward to is our Spring PD in Charlotte. We are in the planning stages of this but plan to work on a variety of project ideas that were suggested at the Fall-2016 NCAEA conference. We are encouraging your input.  If you have an idea or would like to showcase a lesson or technique, please contact us anytime...Now’s your chance to shine!
Region 7 Professional Development

(Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Hickory, McDowell, Mitchell, Newton-Canover, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey)
NCAEA Professional Development Conference 2017
“Exploring UnchARTed Horizons” Wilmington, NC
October 26-29, 2017
 WOW! Another adventure in Professional Development with the North Carolina Art Education Association! Mark your calendar and start planning today! So EXCITED to be in Wilmington!

You can make reservations immediately at the Riverside Hilton in Downtown Wilmington!
Or Hilton Reservations - NC Art Education Association
You can also give them a call: 1-910-763-5900
  We will be attending workshops and presentations at the NEW Wilmington Convention Center right on the river front! There will be over 100 workshops and presentations for you to choose from, as well as galleries, tours, and more. Registration will be live on soon!
  In the meantime, go to our website,, and download the letter to administration encouraging their support of your attendance at this year’s conference! And, you can start planning for expenses and asking for support from your principal, supervisors, and superintendent. You may even search for a grant to help you.
A breakdown of the cost is as follows:
  • NCAEA/NAEA Membership: $90
  • Conference Registration: $150
  • Conference Hotel: $139 plus 13% tax per night (find roommates to reduce this by half!)
  • Parking at Hotel: $11 per day (include this amount in your travel with mileage/gas.)
  • Food: State per diem is $37.90 per day (except Saturday, your evening meal is provided at the Banquet at no additional cost)
  • Add all this together including a roommate and the total is: $587.11 plus you will need to add in your gas mileage. Divide the total and start saving today!
  • For 15 to 20 hours of professional development, this is a great deal!! Compare this to college tuition and other arts workshops. And, you can complete it all in one fabulous weekend in Wilmington!!
  Wilmington, NC has a lot to offer including a thriving arts district, downtown galleries, shopping, and restaurants! Visit to see all there is to offer!

Lesson Plans & Rubrick

Painting With Multiple Color Schpemes

K. Matias