Want help attending the NAEA conference?

If you have never had the opportunity to attend a National Art Conference, you should apply for this scholarship.  If you are awarded the scholarship, UAEA will cover the cost of your registration fee and the cost of a shared hotel room in order to attend the conference.

Please complete the application and make sure it is received by December 1st.

UAEA Scholarship for Art Educators to Attend NAEA Application

 click here for more information! 

What is Youth Art Month?

Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally culminating each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.
Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.
Started in 1961 through The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to
1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.
Please note that Council for Art Education is the national sponsor of Youth Art Month
If you

FLAG Competion 2017

USU Free Workshop Session for Teachers

Dear Teachers,
I would like to invite you to participate in 5 visual art classes held at the University of Utah starting in January.
This visual art workshop series is a wonderful opportunity to learn new art techniques, share ideas with peers and be creative.  There are only 25 seats in the section. Class will be held from 10a.m. -1pm.   If this class fills up quickly (by mid December)  I will open an afternoon session (2-5pm) on the same days and teachers will be able to move between the sessions.  PLEASE NOTE*** I can not open the afternoon section unless it is needed and the morning session fills up in December.

The classes are held on Saturdays at the University of Utah, Department of Art & Art History.  We will be working on the 3rd floor, room #352.  These classes are FREE for everyone and include supplies, thanks to the Beverly Taylor Sorenson family and the University of Utah’s Department of Art & Art History.  We will meet on 5 Saturdays for 3 hours each day.  If you attend 4 of the 5 session you will receive 1 credit hour from the USOE.  We will cover many different art techniques including drawing, painterly drawing and experimentation, collage with language arts, color theory, art historical styles and much more.
Meetings will be held on the following Saturdays (sorry they are not always the same Sat of each month due to conferences)

January 10th
February 21st
March 7th
April 18th
May 9th

Participants must sign up on the USOE OnTrack system located at   https://usoe.truenorthlogic.com

The class number and name is listed below.
61128 Art Work For Kids/University of Utah professional development

Once the class is filled and closer to the first session I will email directions to the participant list.
Please let me know if you have any questions,

Looking forward to another great year of art making,


Sandy Brunvand
Assistant Professor, Lecturer
Department of Art & Art History
University of Utah

Nominate your student for the Catherine Ford Student Scholarship

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the Catherine Ford Student Scholarship to be awarded at the February conference.

Click Here to open the scholarship entry form: 

Submissions must be received by January 31st, 2017  to Jolynn Forman at jolynn191978@gmail.com

 Teacher Educators and Accomplished teachers.

Pearson is in need of Art educators to score edTPA!

edTPA is designed for the profession by the profession, edTPA was developed by teachers and teacher educators from across the nation, in collaboration with faculty and staff from Stanford University, to support candidate learning and preparation program growth and renewal. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards and InTASC Standards, edTPA assesses teaching that promotes student learning in diverse contexts.

edTPA is a subject-specific assessment of pedagogy, available in 27 teaching fields, that requires pre-service candidates to document and demonstrate that they can plan, teach, and assess major learning outcomes within their field of expertise.

Pearson is hiring teacher educators and accomplished teachers to score edTPA from a secure, private location such as a home or office.  Qualified candidates will complete training, pass a qualification and then score edTPA assessments.

Scoring training includes about 20 hours of self-paced online modules and interactive web-based sessions, once qualified, scoring will begin.  The system is available for online-training and scoring 6am – 11:59pm CST seven days a week.

The position requires a part-time commitment, in addition to the following:

–      Expertise in the subject matter or developmental level of the teaching field (degree and/or professional experience)

–      Teaching experience in that field (or teaching methods or supervising student teachers in that field)

–      Experience mentoring or supervising beginning teachers

Scoring is currently underway and we would greatly appreciate your time to submit an application to participate.

Please click here to apply. Or copy/paste the following URL https://sites.google.com/a/pearson.com/score-edtpa/apply-here



1st Annual Utah Art Educator Show

Provo Health and Justice Building
Intake: Saturday, March 25th from 9 am to noon
Show ends: April 29th

 Art show is open to all Utah art educators
Limit 1 entry per person and all art must be ready to hang with WIRE backing.
All  mediums accepted but it can be no thicker than 4 inches and able to be mounted to a wall.
Size limits: 48″ by 48″

Click here for more information about this year’s Youth Arts Month Flag competition.