We just wrapped up another amazing Montana Art Interscholastic (MAI). The Butte crew with Mike Kujawa at the lead did an awesome job of lining up great workshops and made two intense days run extremely smoothly with just shy of 200 students. The big sleeper was a surprise workshop for the teachers Friday night by two reps from the Joseph Albers Institute in North Carolina. What a sweet treat!!! They did workshops the next day for the students as well. Great stuff. Thanks, Mike and all the artists that provided their time and talents.
Make it a great day,
Mrs. Cortni Harant, MAEA President 2017-2019
Great Falls Hihg School, Great Falls
Winter Retreat, Lubrecht, 2018
Images from our 2018 Winter Retreat with artist enamel April Hale are pictured above.
State Wide Youth Art Month Exhibit, Capital, Helena, 2018
The slide show above showcases the work on display at the State Capital for Youth Art Month, 2018. Below is an excerpt form a letter written to one of the participants in the exhibition.
"Art education is essential tool for our students to develop creatively and problem-solving skills. Your work reminded me each day how art can transform our schools and introduce students to diverse cultures, values, and modes of expression. I will continue to advocate for art education in Montana so students like you can continue to enrich our state."
Governor Steve Bullock, 2018
March was Youth Art Month
Building Community Through Art
Art challenges, changes and develops societal norms. This year we celebrate our ability to build community as a body of artists, young and old. If you had any special events happen this year please email Cortni Harant so she can get them included on our web page.
March 1st - 27th State Wide Capital Exhibit, Capital Building, 2nd Floor, Helena
March 2nd - 27th Great Falls Public Schools YAM Exhibit, Public Library, Great Falls
March 15th - Out West Young Masters Events, Western Art Week, Heritage Inn, Great Falls
The University of Montana is now accepting AP Studio Art credit! A win-win for students and university alike!
Get Involved with MAEA!
Grade Level Representatives
Marie Shirley Jones
Middle School Representative
Turner Schools, Turner
High School Representative
Amy L. York
Hellgate High School- Missoula MT