Maryland Art Education Association Amendments to the Constitution
In February and March 2013, two proposed amendments to the Maryland Art Education Association Constitution were approved by the State Council. The amendments must now be voted on by the membership. Your ballots have been mailed to your home address. Please return the ballot before May 1, 2013. According to the MAEA Constitution, two-thirds of the votes cast are required for passage of an…Continue
You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering (STEM), but here’s a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts. They serve as a reminder that the arts — while important to study for their intrinsic value — also promote skills seen as important in academic and life success. (That’s why some people talk about changing the current national…
This digital art lesson I created in Adobe Fireworks worked well for me when thinking about transforming and manipulating images with my students. You can teach students basic photo editing skills using either Fireworks or Photoshop and both programs are relatively easy to use and explore.
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Environmental Transformations: Exploring Adobe Fireworks. Eighth / Ninth Grade. Thirteen / Fourteen years of age.
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SummerVision DC (SVDC) is an extraordinary opportunity for visual arts educators to be part of a professional learning community spending 4 art-filled days in Washington, DC, exploring permanent…Continue