Wednesday, August 17, 2011

GAEA Fall Conference 2011

The Georgia Art Education Fall Conference will take place October 20th-23rd at the Hilton Conference Center in Marietta, Ga.

The all-inclusive registration fee is $225.
The choose-your-own adventure registration fee is $100

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEEKEND SUMMARY AND TO REGISTER!

This event is sure to be one of the best conferences ever. Guest speaker Enid Zimmerman will be speaking and participating in a conference panel. Also participating on the conference panel will be Dr. Melodie Milbrandt from Georgia State University and Dr. Mark Runco from Harvard University.

Atlanta Clay is donating a kiln to be awarded to one lucky conference participant based on a juried application contest.

The High Museum of Art will be providing transport and FREE! admission to the opening night of the new show "Fourteen Modern Masters From the Permanent Collection at MOMA."

There will be 88 workshop presentations with a few of the workshops repeating for a total of 100 presentations. PLU credits (Professional Learning Units) are available.

The following companies are making donations for raffle and other small items at the conference: Atlanta Clay, Sax Art, Mayco, Sakura of America, Square 1 Art, Pottery Making Illustrated, School Arts Magazine, Hollander Fused Glass, Blick Art Materials, Arts and Activities Magazine, High Museum of Art, Art Stamps, and Art Images.

The NAEA has begun an initiative about arts advocacy this year. As an arts educator, in this climate of standardized testing, you cannot afford to not be advocating for the importance of arts education. I know it is easy for us all to get wrapped up in what is happening in our home schools and home counties. But, it is incredibly important for arts educators to participate in our professional associations. The GAEA sponsors almost all of the state-wide arts contests and scholarships for students -included the All State Art Symposium.

I encourage you to join and I SUPER DUPER encourage you to sign up for the conference. I hope to see you the weekend of October 20th!

2 comments:

  1. Got your workshop presentation ready yet? I haven't even started planning mine... But it will be ready when the time comes.

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  2. nope! I'm the same way. It will be ready by the time I need to present it!!!

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