FAEA 2014 Educators of the Year!
Congratulations to Julie Levesque of Frontier Elementary School and to Dwayne Shepherd of Osceola Middle School! Julie was named the 2014 FAEA Elementary Teacher of the Year and Dwayne was selected as the 2104 FAEA Middle School Teacher of the Year. Both were recognized at the Florida Art Education Association conference in Daytona Beach, Saturday, October 4th at the Daytona Beach Hilton Resort. Julie and Dwayne were chosen for these awards as a result of their commitment to art education in Pinellas County and for their leadership. Both teachers have served as mentors for the district and have conducted workshops for art teachers at the local and state levels.
Thanks to Steve Sikorski for a Great Workshop!
On Thursday, September 25th, Steve Sikorski led an art teacher workshop featuring the work of artist Michael Albert. Participants learned about “Cerealism” and received artist's posters signed and dated and multiple lesson plans were shared. Teachers also learned about clay techniques using four different kinds of clay along with reactions created by various glazes.
Sue Honored with FAEA Career Service Award!
Kudos to Sue for receiving the FAEA Career Service Award!
This award is for those individuals who have demonstrated a career of professional commitment to the field of art education. This includes a history of advocacy and leadership in advancing the cause of art education in Florida, along with research or publication or exhibition that contributes to the body of knowledge of the field at the state or local level.
PCCA Artist Wins Student Award
Alicia DiRizziano earned the 2014 Charles Dorn Award of Excellence for her work titled “Orchid Moth”.
Yoko Nogami, PCCA at Gibbs HS, is her art instructor.
If you attended the FAEA Conference in Daytona Beach, you had to be energized by the workshops, forums, and time spent with colleagues.
Many of our Pinellas art teachers presented at conference. At the Elementary Division Meeting, Nancy Walkup (NAEA Division Director, Elementary Division) suggested that if you are interested in presenting at a state or national conference, consider presenting with a colleague in order that you gain the experience of presenting while sharing the experience with a friend.
Next year’s conference will be held in Naples!
In our newsletters this year, PAEA will provide information about how you can be an advocate for arts education.
Visit the National Art Education Association website for more information about “Advocacy Made Simple”. Ideas include how to create a clear message, how to be visible, and how to create a network for communication. There are also many flyers and articles available for downloading.
Finally, learn more about how you can join NAEA using your Artsonia funds!
Advocacy 1 x 1
In the coming months, we will be focusing on how you, one art teacher, can promote art education in our community. We will also be providing resources where you can find useful information and data regarding how arts education impacts student achievement.
get started, visit the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41nVnLm7EZU - t=67
The Corner Canvas
By Gina Sullivan
Hello and welcome back Art Teachers! I hope you all had a fantastic summer! As we approach the school year I am curious if you have a "back to school" bulletin board. If you do, what do you put on it for the first month of school? Do you have a group project that you display until projects get rolling? Is it rules and procedures, vocabulary, art from previous year, art history prints, etc.? I'd love to see how you decorate the space, whether it be from last year or this year. Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a photograph of your bulletin board, your name along with the name of your school by September 12. I will share our amazing photos in the next newsletter!
Thanks to the following businesses for donations:
PAEA Printmaking Workshop - A Success!!!
An exceptional teacher, Roxanne McGlashan, inspired everyone who attended the Experimental Printmaking class at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center on Saturday, March 15th, 2014. Roxanne teaches at St. Pete High. Roxanne demonstrated the process of mock litho and everyone left the class in pursuit of plexiglass!
Cheri Connolly (Anona Elementary), Linda Crawley (McMullen Booth Elementary), Susan Davis (Nina Harris Exceptional), and Latonya Hicks (Largo High School). They were nominated by their schools for Pinellas County Schools Outstanding Educator!
Congratulations to Karen Santangelo!
Karen was recently honored for her enthusiasm and effectiveness in teaching; she received the Alumni Choice Scholarship from National Louis University. Karen teaches at Clearwater Fundamental
Middle School and is a PAEA Middle School Representative. She also coordinates and plans all of our artist-teacher workshops.
Art Teacher Show at Indian Rocks Beach Art Center a Big Success!
Thanks to everyone who attended the opening of the Summer 2014 Art Teacher Exhibition at the IRB Art Center. Twenty-six artists exhibited nearly eighty-five works of art. The event was featured on the PCSB website, in local newspapers, and Dr. Grego encouraged everyone at the June 24th School Board meeting “not to miss this show!”
Carve out some studio time this year, because more opportunities to show your works are coming!
Two Art Teachers to Represent at Largo Art Hop
Jay Titus and Lisa Bagley exhibited work in the 2014 Largo Art Hop on Saturday, March 8th. Lisa was the featured Rising Star Artist. Jay teaches at Countryside High School and Lisa teaches at Largo High School.
Thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, for hosting a free museum tour of “Mixing Metaphors: The Aesthetic, the Social and the Political in African American Art, Works from the Bank of America Collection”. Members who attended the event on Saturday, November 9th, spent the morning sharing ideas for lessons and learning about the artists included in the exhibition. It was an inspirational day!
PAEA's Teacher Appraisal Workshop a Success!
Thanks to everyone who attended our first Appraisal Sharing Workshop on Thursday, October 24th!
Also, thanks to Gina Sullivan and Haley Treiber for planning and facilitating the event!
Welcome Reception Sponsored by the Ringling College of Art and Design
While attending the FAEA conference in Daytona Beach, make sure you don’t miss the Welcome Reception sponsored by the Ringling College of Art and Design. The reception is from 7:00-9:00 p.m.; the location is the Atlantic Center for the Arts. More information can be found at www.faea.org
Meet up with your Pinellas colleagues at this event!
Save the Date:
FAEA Conference: 10/11-13
Art Teachers and Teacher Assessment Workshop, Walsingham Elementary, Thurs. 10/24,
4:30 p.m. RSVP: Gina Sullivan by October 18th
Museum of Fine Arts Tour: Mixing Metaphors The Aesthetic, the Social & the Political in African American Art, Sat. 11/09, 10 a.m.
RSVP: Wendy Bruce by Oct. 1st (Free Admission for PAEA Members)
Two Pinellas Art Educators Win FAEA Educator of the Year Award!
Congratulations to Linda Crawley and Roxanne McGlashan!!! Both are Florida Art Education Association Art Educators of the Year-2013! Both teachers will receive their awards at the FAEA conference on Saturday, October 12 at the Awards Breakfast. Tickets are still available for this event…visit faea.org to purchase tickets.
Roxanne teaches at St. Petersburg High School and Linda Crawley teaches at McMullen Booth Elementary; both will receive awards at the 2013 Florida Art Education Association Conference on Saturday, October 12 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Linda Crawley is the person you call when you want something done. She is one of those people who have figured out how to get fifty things done in a twenty-four hour day. When does she sleep?
Linda was one of the first teachers in our district to pilot a Mac computer lab. She is an expert at teaching with a Smartboard. Currently, she is figuring out how i-pads can be used in her elementary classroom to advance art learning. She shares this information with all of the Pinellas Art teachers on our database. Her students consistently have artworks exhibited throughout the county and the state (not to mention on-line at Artsonia.com!).
It not just students that she teaches….she often leads workshops at District-wide trainings. She conducts trainings related to use of the Smartboard, strategies for working with ESE students, curriculum, Common Core, and the NGSSS. Teachers scramble to be included in her workshops and trainings.
Linda has demonstrated leadership within Pinellas Schools and in FAEA. She has been the Team Leader at her school for five years, served on the School Improvement Plan Committee, and has been the PMAC liason at her school for the past four years. Finally, she has served on several PTA Boards.
As an Art Educator, she has been a member of the Pinellas Art Education Association (PAEA) since 1990. She served as Secretary for the organization for two years, and continues to volunteer for PAEA at various events. A member of FAEA for twelve years, she has presented at every state conference. She also volunteered her time to prepare for the FAEA State Conferences that were recently held in St. Petersburg.
While she is not busy teaching, she publishes. Article written by Linda have appeared in publications such as Arts and Activities and Mayco. She has also participated in developing the Pinellas Visual Art Curriculum, aligning the new standards and Common Core with the Pinellas Key Learnings.
Linda is a member of ACE (Arts for a Complete Education); she currently is serving as Co-Chair of the organization. She attends many School Board meetings as a representative of ACE and meets with legislators to advocate for equitable arts education for all Florida students. She is a Committee Member of the Clearwater Arts Alliance, which supports and advocates for arts education opportunities in the city of Clearwater.
Linda is a leader that exemplifies commitment to the field of art education. But more than that, Linda inspires and motivates others in a quiet, caring manner. She encourages other art educators to present at FAEA conferences and helps them prepare. She generously supports fellow educators by communicating strategies for teaching students with special needs, by sharing her knowledge of technology and curriculum, and by just providing support to others when needed.
Even though she doesn’t sleep, she still maintains a positive attitude. The trait most admired about Linda is the way she optimistically encourages others to focus on the “big picture”----quality arts education for all.
PAEA Workshop: Sculptural Forms Through Weaving
On Saturday, September 14th, a group of PAEA members joined the Tampa Bay Basket Weavers Guild for an enjoyable afternoon. The Guild members had previously exchanged brown bags that contained random items they were instructed to use to create a basket that would be revealed on September 14.
We shared in the unveiling process of the many creative and interesting baskets that they had made over the summer months. The Guild members shared their wealth of knowledge with PAEA. We learned random weave using a plastic strawberry basket as well as traditional weave using newspapers. The Guild shared many sculptural projects along with multiple supplies they donated freely to anyone that wanted the materials.
We had a terrific afternoon and the Guild members were happy to share their experiences in the hopes that the art of weaving will be shared with future generations.
Here's the List of Pinellas Art Educators Presenting at FAEA in Daytona from October 10 - 13th, 2013:
Head, Hands, Art
- Julie Levesque & Amy Laroche
2:45-3:45 ART Teachers with SmART Boards - Linda Crawley
Digital Photography and the Art Field Trip
- Donna Sinicrope (retired)
10:15-11:15 1 and 2 Point Perspective: Interior Design and 3-D Models - Serrena Hospedales
10:15-12:15 Contemporary Jewelry Design from Found Objects & Non-Traditional Materials - Marty Loftus
11:30-12:30 The Salvador Dali Museum Junior Docent Program - Leslie Footlick & Esta Levine
2:15-4:15 Digital Photography with ANY Camera - Jack Tovey
2:15-4:15 Digital Underwater Landscapes - Linda Hilterbrandt
2:15-4:15 Not Your Average Use of Forks & Spoons: Creating Art from Plastic Dinnerware - Meredith Cohen
Collaborative Painting Panels
- Dwayne Shepherd & Haley Treiber
11:30-12:30 Visual Analysis is Critical to Common Core Literacy - Susan Castleman
1:30-2:30 Key Findings from a K-12 Art Teacher iPad Pilot Program - Jonathan Ogle & Jack Tovey
1:30-4:30 Knee to Toe Figure Drawing - Patricia Priscoe (retired)
2:45-3:45 Making Data Collection Fun: Using the DoJo App in the Art Room - Judith Worley
FAEA Recognizes Pinellas County Student at Gibbs PCCA for Excellent Artwork with the Prestigious Sargent Art Award!
Congratulations to her Art Teacher, Marty Loftus!
See all award-winning work on FAEA's website by clicking here: http://www.faea.org/InnerPage.aspx?id=133
CORE ARTS STANDARDS NEWS
The National Coalition for core Arts Standards (NCCAS) released a draft of the PK-8 Arts Standards last month. If you are interested in reviewing the Visual Arts Standards, visit the NCCAS website at the website below for detailed instructions.
NCCAS is the coalition of national arts and education organizations and media arts representatives that are developing the 2014 National Core Arts Standards. The new, voluntary grade-by-grade web-based standards are intended to affirm the place of arts education in a balanced core curriculum, support the 21st-century needs of students and teachers, and help ensure that all students are “college and career” ready. The arts standards emphasize “big ideas,” philosophical foundations, enduring understandings/essential questions, and anchor/performance standards, all of which are intended to guide the curriculum development and instructional practices that leads to arts literacy for all students.
PCS Students and their Art Teachers Win Big in NYC!
Did you know there is a group of community members advocating for quality arts education programs in our schools? The group is known as ACE-Arts for a Complete Education. ACE members work to educate the community about arts education issues. They attend all School Board meetings and meet with legislators and government officials to ensure all students in Pinellas County have access to arts education programs. ACE also recommends policies that support continued arts education opportunities.
The ACE steering committee includes educators, administrators, parents, volunteers, arts advocates, artists, and representatives from civic groups, industry, local businesses, and PTSA members. For more information, contact ACE at email@example.com; or, you can contact Wendy Bruce or Linda Crawley for more information.
information, download ACE's most current brochure from: http://www.artspinellas.org/Assets/ace_brochure.pdf
Smile! Madison, a fifth grader at Oakhurst
Elementary, was especially delighted to win an award for her artwork. The award was given by the Morean Art Center
at the Uniquely, Creatively Me
Exhibition. Madison received a 1 week scholarship to a summer art camp at The Center.
I, Madison, am talkative. That means I can talk for over an hour straight. Because I talk a lot, I can talk fast enough to confuse people. That leads up for me, a girl, to be able to rap. In my family I’m the only one who can talk for over an hour straight. When I think of the word talkative, I think of five colors: purple, pink, orange, yellow, and white. My mom tells me I’ve been “talking” since I was born. She really means that since I was born, I have been making noises with my mouth! I can sing really well because I talk a lot. This self-portrait represents talkative; it’s an up-close and personal self-portrait of me, well, talking. One last thing, my favorite shirt is my ‘Little Miss Chatterbox’ shirt. This is how I, Madison, am creatively uniquely me!"
Fellow art teachers,
It is that time of year again where we celebrate Youth Art Month (YAM)! Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations.
As art teachers we like to celebrate art everyday in our classrooms, but March is specifically dedicated to promoting art and art education in the United States. You are making art in your classrooms already, so it is very easy to tie in! Activities can be small or elaborate. Here are some ideas for YAM:
Also, if you are on Pintrest don’t forget you can find many creative ideas for YAM on there as well! PAEA facebook and the Visual Arts moodle will also have great information. Please document your participation and email me at Lovequistl@pcsb.org. Please send me your name, your school, and how you participated in YAM. Thank you for advocating for the arts!
On Saturday, February 9th, parents, grandparents,
and other family members and friends packed the Morean Arts Center for the Word
and Image Reception for schools N-Z. All
students were honored as Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions, read every
student’s name whose artwork was juried into the show.
PAEA President-Elect Wendy Bruce and Treasurer, Amy Laroche, presented an award to a talented student from Seminole Elementary. This PAEA Featured Artist received a $25 gift card for Michael’s to buy art supplies and other fun creative things!
Congratulations to all of the students, their
families, and the art teachers for their inclusion in this exciting exhibition!
Painting which earned the PAEA Featured Artist Award!!