SchoolArts Magazine

September 2015

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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THE SHOP Advocacy Poster Design Contest SchoolArts want our high-school students to tell the world wh rt matters through our frst-ever Advocac Poster Design Contest! The winning student will have his/ her poster printed and distributed at the 2016 NAEA con- ference, and multiple winners will have the opportunit o win up to $500 in supplies from Nasco Arts & Crafts. Art teachers will win some goodies, too! Head to SchoolArts- for full rules and details. Unsung Heroes Art Competition Giv our students the opportunit o change the world through their art. With a $7,500 grand prize, this interna- tional contest gives students in grades 6–12 the oppor- tunit o generate unique, creative interpretations that honor the legacies of Unsung Heroes. Competition opens September 1, 2015; final deadline is Februar 5, 2016. Visit our website to learn more and download our free art lesson plan! CONTESTS Youth Art Month Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for qualit school art programs. To learn more about ho ou can get involved in and support Youth Art Month activities in our area, contac our state chairperson. Information is available through the Council for Art Education website o our state art education association. ORGANIZATIONS The Teaching Palette Created b rt educators for art educators! The Teaching Palette aims to provide a collaborative and resourceful forum where art specialists of all levels can expore profes- sional topics that impact their subject area, from class- room management, to tools and techniques, to integrat- ing music into the visual art curriculum. ONLINE RESOURCES CONTESTS WHY DOES ART MATTER? 48 SEPTEMBER 2015 SchoolArts

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