The VAEA is here to support you!
Our new Art Advocacy Hotline is now open to provide resources, mentorship, and advice as you navigate the many changes created by the Covid-19 pandemic in planning for your art program this fall.
Simply fill out this form at: https://forms.gle/mNV4von5rLkZE4th9
and a member of our VAEA Advocacy Team will call or email you back for support asap!
There is no question too small, or issue too large! Reach out for help with brainstorming, research, logistics, advocacy, and overall support from fellow Art Educators!
Creativity Continues- Guiding Practices During the 2020-21 School Year
As the prevailing focus moving forward is our students’ social and emotional well being, the arts provide an invaluable outlet for expression and healing through these unpredictable times. This is not only an opportunity for us all to reexamine the important place the arts have in our schools, rather, this is a call for the arts to lead the way in navigating the road ahead.
The Creativity Continues document aims to support visual arts teachers as they return to school in September and resume instruction in either virtual, face-to-face, or hybrid plans for school operations. While the information on this subject is constantly evolving, this living document will be updated accordingly. This document also is in no way intended to substitute or contradict any national or state health guidelines. Rather, it is a collection of suggested guiding practices for the field of art education during different modes of learning.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2019 VIRGINIA STATE AWARD WINNERS!
Elementary Division Award
Middle Division Award
Secondary Division Award
Dr. Matthew Ravenstahl
Higher Education Award
Dr. Courtnie Wolfgang
Distinguished Service Outside the Profession
David Taylor, Davis Publications
2019 Distinguished Fellows
Pat Franklin & Michael Gettings
2020 Virginia Art Educator
Of Special Interest...
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Nation's Arts Report Card
Guiding Principles for Elementary School Visual Arts Program
Guiding Principles for Middle School Visual Arts Program
Guiding Principles for High School Visual Arts Program
Check out the
Legends and Legacies
of the VAEA