[DOE-Arts] Summer Art Happenings

Facer, Kevin Kevin.Facer at maine.gov
Wed Jun 11 14:08:36 EDT 2014

Common Street Arts - Classes for Kids and Adults
Common Street Arts<http://commonstreetarts.org/> (CSA) is downtown Waterville's non-profit collaborative arts space. The CSA project was jump started by a Maine Arts Commission's Creative Communities = Economic Development Grant. Check out CSA's schedule of classes.

Summer Sessions at Haystack
The Haystack<http://www.haystack-mtn.org/summer_workshops.php> course catalog outlines workshop descriptions, faculty biographies, and application procedures for the core program. These core summer workshops include one- and two-week sessions in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. Classes are open to adults 18 years or older of all skill levels - from beginners to advanced professionals.

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative invites YOU to be part of Phase IV. MAAI looking for teachers interested in leading and in taking a close look at assessment in the arts. If you are selected, you will be required to attend the New England Summit on Arts Education, July 29, 30, 31, Aug. 1 at USM, Portland. Details and registration at https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/NESummit.
We will provide professional development and ask that you take what you've learned and share it with other educators in your region and beyond.

If interested contact Argy Nestor at argy.nestor at maine.gov<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>

MAEA Fall Conference at Haystack

All of the information regarding dates (September 26-28), workshops and descriptions, Haystack positions, etc. can be found on the website: http://aeforme.org/MAEA/Haystack.html

Maine Department of Ed Art Display

The exhibition schedule to display student artwork at the Maine Department Education office is now available on a first come-first taken basis to visual arts teachers. Contact Kevin.Facer at maine.gov<mailto:Kevin.Facer at maine.gov>
for details The display dates will be:

October 1, 2014 - December 30, 2014
January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
April 1, 2015 - June 15, 2015

New Arts Standards
The PreK-12 grade-by-grade standards are intended to guide educators seeking to provide quality arts education for students, define artistic literacy, and support 21st century skills and college and career readiness. The arts standards will be housed in the NCCAS website at www.nationalartsstandards.org. A key feature of the interactive website is the option for teachers and other users to create customized standards handbooks that match their curriculum and students' learning needs. Spend some time with the standards and inform others in your building and district on the merits of the standards.

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