We are so lucky to have Olivia Gude from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as our 2018 MAEA keynote in Billings this October. Her keynote presentation will be Thursday, October 18, from 11:00 - 12:50 PM on Principles of Possibility: Elements & Principles of Contemporary Culture. She will also provide two workshops on Friday, October 19: Playing & Creativity: Recovering the True Surrealist Spirit as well as Skeptical Assessment Society co-presented by our very own Jennifer Combe from the University of Montana. In addition to Olivia's presentations we will also have workshops from art educators from all over our state including Dr. Mara Pierce of MSU-B and Ms. Eva Mastrandrea from Western. The full roster of sectionals is available by visiting the MFPE website and selecting the MAEA track.
If you have not registered yet for the state teacher's conference please do so today. Visit our MAEA conference page for reserved lodging and more. The early registration rate is open until October 15th, 2018.
See you in Billings!
Make it a great day,
Mrs. Cortni Harant, MAEA President 2017-2019
Great Falls High School, Great Falls
Winter Retreat, Lubrecht, 2018
March is Youth Art Month
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
The 2019 YAM Theme:
Your Art, Your Story
We would like to welcome our new MAEA Youth Art Month Chair, Victor Daniels. Victor teaches at Helena High and we are excited to have on board. Thanks, Victor!
The University of Montana is now accepting AP Studio Art credit! A win-win for students and university alike!
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Grade Level Representatives
Marie Shirley Jones
Middle School Representative
Turner Schools, Turner
High School Representative
Amy L. York
Hellgate High School- Missoula MT