Washington Art Education Association 2021 Virtual Fall Conference October 15th and 16th, 2021

The Washington Art Education Association is celebrating its 50th Anniversary as an organization inspiring, supporting, and advocating for the Arts in Washington State.

Join us (virtually) for the 2021 Washington Art Education Association Fall Conference experience!

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.

Nuts and Bolts

Friday, October 15th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST) and Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

This event is free, open to the public, and will be live-captioned.

There will be a total of 7.5 Clock Hours available for WAEA members.

The conference will be held virtually on Zoom this year.

We will have Awards, a Keynote Speaker, and a Virtual 50th Anniversary Party on Friday evening. Saturday morning will start off with an open membership WAEA meeting and then head into a day filled with Workshops and Collaboration.

Save the Date!

Register now and get the date on your calendar!

Join WAEA if not already a member!

  • WAEA will continue to do Virtual Monthly Workshops every 3rd Saturday of each month throughout the year! As a WAEA member, you can earn 1.5 clock hours each month!*
  • You can earn 7.5 hours for the Fall conference!*
  • You can earn even more clock hours if you sign up for the Art and Soul Wisconsin Art Education Association Conference!*
*But only if you are a Washington Art Education Association member.
  • Did you also know that if you are a first-year member, you get a $90 Blick Coupon! (So free membership your first year!)
Please follow the instructions on the WAEA website linked above. When you join WAEA, you are also joining NAEA at the same time which grants you access to the NAEA National Art conference in New York this March!

How can you help?

The WAEA is putting the call out for Presenters!
Please use this form to show us your interest in doing a live (yet virtual) workshop on Saturday, Oct. 16th.

You may also indicate on the Presenter Interest Form whether you would be interested in:

  • Hosting a breakout room, a casual, collaborative discussion on a topic.
  • Creating a video to share on a Resource Padlet that will be hosted on the WAEA website.
  • You can even tell us that you want to present later in the year!

No worries, WAEA will handle the tech. All you need is a smile and an idea!

Did you know that our publication, Splatter Magazine, was honored this year by the National Art Education Association for being a superb publication?

Did you know that you get access to the fabulous publication with your WAEA membership? Check it out here!

We are always looking for articles...Do YOU wanna be published?

We will host a Virtual Art Gallery for WAEA members to post (school-appropriate) artworks on a crowd-sourced Art Gallery Page.

WAEA members will be able to link your websites or your Etsy shops! We can use it as a Virtual Art Marketplace!

We will be hosting a place on the WAEA website where you may upload your own videos and resources to share with others.

As we come together, let us share what has been working and those "Wow, I wished someone had shown me that!" moments with each other.

Friday, October 15th

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

We will toast to the past 50 years and kick off the 2021 Fall Conference with our 2021 WAEA Awards presentation.

If you want... Attend dressed as your favorite Artist to share what their Signature Cocktail could have been!

Friday, October 15th

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Keynote Speaker... (not telling you who it is just yet, but it will be inspiring and give you the lift you needed)

*clock hours eligible

Friday, October 15th

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Come mingle and celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

We will be able to move in and out of some Party rooms for casual chatting and fun! Door Prizes and more!

It would not be a WAEA conference without a Karaoke Room!

Saturday, October 16th

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

WAEA Open Membership Meeting

*For members and non-members. Only members can vote.

Agenda attached soon.

Saturday, October 16th

10:00 AM to 10:55 AM = Workshop Session 1*
11:00 AM to 11:55 AM = Workshop Session 2*
12:00 PM to 12:55 PM = Lunch Break
1:00 PM to 1:55 PM = Workshop Session 3*
2:00 PM to 2:55 PM = Workshop Session 4*
3:00 PM to 3:55 PM = Workshop Session 5*
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM = Collaborative "Choose Your Own Adventure" Session*

*Total of 6 clock hours for Saturday, plus the 1.5 hours from Friday night = 7.5 total clock hours

We will have a collaborative "Choose Your Own Adventure" session on Saturday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM where we can connect on like-minded topics for discussion, collaboration, and sharing of ideas.

Want to host a room to talk about TAB? What about parental engagement? What about portfolios? What about incorporating working artists in your classroom? How to run an effective virtual field trip? Maybe something you want to reflect on from the day!

Use the presenter's interest form here to sign up to host a breakout room to help facilitate these discussions... causal conversations... meeting of the minds... emergent sharing.

Let's build connections and celebrate!

We are here for each other!

and ART!

We are here to help you carry the load on your shoulders.
Join us to learn ways to better your art practice, better your student engagement, and better you and your students' sense of well-being.

Any questions?

See you soon!
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