2013 UMass Amherst Pre-College Summer Design Academy
The UMass Amherst Pre-College Summer Design Academy provides a
hands-on introduction to the design of sustainable built environments
for high school students interested in architecture, landscape
architecture, urban and interior design. We will learn how to design
for people in ways that improve our environment. The Design Academy's
interactive educational experiences include design exercises, hands-on
building and model-making activities, a visit to an architecture
office and a construction project as well as lectures, discussions,
and campus tours.
In the summer of 2013, the program will meet for two weeks, 9:00 am to
4:00 pm, from July 7th-20th. The Pre-College Summer Design Academy is
open to high school students who have completed 10th grade.
Application materials and additional information are available on our
Preschool to 6th Grade Art Exhibit
Dear M.A.E.A. Members,
We will once again be mounting a preschool through grade 6 art exhibit at the State Transportation Building in Boston. We are very excited about the number of M.A.E.A. members who have participated in the past and the potential for another outstanding and meaningful display of younger student art work.
We have titled the exhibit: Massachusetts Elementary and Middle School Art: Preschool through Grade 6
The exhibit will be on view: May 20 - June 14, 2013 on the second floor of the State Transportation Building in Boston
The hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Closed Holidays, Closed Saturdays & Sundays except June 8th & 9th.
The exhibit will be on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 2013. On both of these days the hours will be 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit work must be: 9”x12” or 12"X18" two dimensional student art work from students in preschool – grade 6
The work will need to be on paper and can be drawing, painting, printmaking or other two dimensional mediums.
Number of Exhibit Works to be Exhibited: Ten (10) works from each M.A.E.A. member.
Return of work: The work will be returned to teachers by the U.S. Postal Service in mid-June.
Labeling of Work: The back of the work should be labeled with the Exhibit Form attached to this e-mail.
It includes a space for Student, Teacher and Parent Signatures which need to be signed before the work is exhibited.
We will consistently label all work with the student’s name, grade, school, school town and teacher name on labels attached to the mounting paper.
Mail your students’ art work to us via the U.S. Postal Service in a 10”X13”or 14.25"X19" envelopes available at the Post Office or Staples.
Mailed: N.E. Art Education Conference, PO Box 171297, Boston, MA 02117
There is no need to send the work Special Delivery, Certified or other costly ways.
Just plain First Class delivery will do if you mail it to us by May 15, 2013.
We will likewise mail it back to you at the conclusion of the exhibit.
Display of Art Work: When we receive your work it will be mounted by corner staples on brightly colored construction paper.
We will be hanging the work using Velcro on the back of the mounting paper so it will hang on our display walls.
Please let is know is you plan to participate in this exhibit. Our phone number is: 617-973-7290 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timothy J. O’Connor & John Michael Gray, Exhibit Coordinators
Massachusetts Art Education Association
2013 Marine Art Contest for K-12 Students
The 2013 Marine Art Contest for students in grades K-12 is underway. The contest theme is “Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary”. The contest, sponsored by Massachusetts Marine Educators (and co-sponsored by Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Stellwagen Alive), is free and open to all students from public, private and home schools. Deadline is Thursday, April 25, 2013. A copy of the contest rules can be found at the websites of the Stellwagen Bank sanctuary at www.stellwagen.noaa.go or at the MME website at www.massmarineeducators.org
Traveling Exhibit of Student Art Now Touring Region
Winning entries (and many of the honorable mentions) from the 2012 MME Marine Art Contest are part of an exhibition that is touring in the sanctuary region. The show is now located at the J.F. K. Federal Building in Boston’s Government Center. The show will move to the Salem National Historic Site Visitor Center in March, the New Bedford Oceanarium in April and NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Office in Gloucester in May. All prize winners and honorable mention awardees are also posted on the Stellwagen Bank sanctuary website.
2013 Marine Art Calendar Available
A 2013 calendar featuring art from the 2012 MME Marine Art Contest is now available from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Download calendar
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER ACADEMY
Join us on Saturday, March 2 from 10 AM to noon
at the Boston Architectural College, rm.307, 320 Newbury St.,
Boston to learn more about Summer Academy, the
BAC's pre-college design exploration program for high school students entering
grades 10 and above. We will make a brief presentation outlining the design
projects, field trips and architectural and design skills you will develop over
the course of your time working in the BAC studios in July. Tour our campus
buildings and bring your questions for an informal Q + A session.
To sign up: please call 617.585.0101 or e-mail us at:summer@ the -bac.edu
The Dream Rocket Challenge
Last Call for student submissions to be exhibited at NAEA 2013.
Due date is February 15 (postmarked)
Students all ages K - 12 are welcome, including all skill levels.
Space Foundation International Student Art Contest
Each year, the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest invites pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students from around the world to submit
original artwork based on a space-oriented theme. The 2013 contest theme, "If I were going...", challenges students to imagine how they would personally
experience space travel, exploration or settlement - and then interpret that idea into an original work of visual art (drawing, painting or digital).
The Space Foundation will give a total of 41 awards to 36 Winners: 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd- Place in each of three media/art categories for each grade level/age group. One Grand Prize winner will be selected for each grade category from among the First-Place Winners in that group for a total of four Grand Prizes. In addition, the Space Foundation will confer a Space Foundation Achievement Award, which will be selected by the Space Foundation graphic arts team from among all the Winners.
The Space Foundation, based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events. For more information on the organization, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.
for further information or to begin submitting artwork.
(You can also find a link under the "Exhibition Opportunities" section of your teacher login area.)
Your Friends at Artsonia
2013 Winter Pre-College Program @ The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) at Lesley University
Study visual art and design in a college environment with professional artists. Our college courses for high school students are designed to challenge the imagination and encourage creative growth. Students may earn 1-college level credit after successful completion of our 7-week courses. Non-credit 4-week workshops and discipline specific online portfolio preparation courses are also scheduled during Winter Session.
Limited scholarship funding is available based on financial need. Application forms, deadline date and instructions are available on our website.
For more information, please log on to: http://www.lesley.edu/aib/curriculum/precollege.html .
Contact: Linda Harris, Director of Programs, 617-585-6724 or email@example.com .
FALL OPEN HOUSE + INFORMATION SESSION
BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE'S SUMMER ACADEMY
Design in College | ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION + WORKSHOP
2 PM - 5 PM
SATURDAY November 3rd at the BAC
1st floor conference room - BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE 320 NEWBURY ST. BOSTON
Join us Saturday, November 3rd to learn more about Summer Academy, our pre-college design exploration program for high school students and for an open and informal discussion about architecture and other design discipline programs, design school and choosing a field of concentration in college. You are welcome to both or either part of the afternoon program.
Learn More ...
Nadine Gerdts, Manager, Teen + Youth Design Programs - BAC Summer Academy
617.585.0101 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.the-bac.edu/summer
You are invited to the Tufts-SMFA ART EDUCATION FESTIVAL
RECEPTION May 2, Wed 4:00-6:30!
What is the Art Education Festival? It is comprised of 3 components:
Art Exhibit from April 30 through May 4th of work by PK-12
school students produced under the guidance of their student teachers
from our Tufts-SMFA MAT Art Education program.
Gallery Talks April 30, May 1, May 2, from 9am-12pm by
each Tufts-SMFA student-teaching-intern featuring her/his reflections on
teaching, learning and curriculum understandings & questions.
Reception May 2, Wed 4:00-6:30 to honor the work of the
Tufts-SMFA MAT student teachers, their cooperating art teachers,
university supervisors and faculty members. Announcements and
recognitions start at 4:30.
Where is the Art Education Festival? Mission Hill Building of the School of the Museum
of Fine Arts, Boston at 160 Saint Alphonsus Street, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120.
Our objectives include:
-Displaying the results of our work as artist-teachers in the setting of our scholarly and art making community.
-Advancing the discourse in art education about what it means to be an emerging art teacher in the context of:
The Art Education Festival is free and open to the public. All faculty,
staff, students, families, neighbors and community members of SMFA,
Tufts and our partner PK-12 schools
are welcome to attend. Please join us!
- Our multicultural society and artworlds.
- Postmodernism's influence on art making.
- The role of visual culture in the life of our PK-12 art students.
- The daily realities of developing, designing, implementing and evaluating curriculum in the PK-12 public school classroom.
- Asking questions about What Counts as Art? Who Counts as Artists? What Counts as Knowledge?
UMass Pre-College Summer Design Academy
The Pre-College Summer Design Academy is intended for rising juniors and seniors who are interested in design and, possibly, the design fields. The majority of the program is hands-on design projects. Activities are organized around topics that are common to all design fields that engage with the built environment such as space, light, structure, sustainability, scale and site.
There is also a pre-professional component exploring the design profession, answering questions about applying to design programs for college, visiting a construction site and architect's office and finding out how to put together a portfolio for applying to a program.
This year, the Summer Design Academy will be a two week program- July 9-20th, 9am -4pm. There will continue to be a non-residential option as well as a new residential option - part of UMass Amherst's Summer College.
For more information about our residential option, part of UMass Amherst's Summer College see www.umass.edu/summer/summer-design-academy
For information about our day program, see http://www.umass.edu/architecture/summer.htm
To see examples of last year's work and to receive updates, check us out on Facebook under UMass Amherst Pre-College Summer Design Academy
Grand Circle Gallery’s 2nd Annual Juried Student Poster Design Competition
We seek Boston-area undergraduate graphic design student submissions to display in the Gallery in May 2012. Grand Circle Gallery offers travel-themed exhibits featuring our private collection of vintage travel posters and we are thrilled to challenge students to present their talents and design their own interpretations of the vintage travel poster.
I am confident that this opportunity is an excellent fit for M.A.E.A. members and hope that you will urge them to compete. First prize is a $500 Blick Art Supply gift certificate. The work will be on display during Fort Point’s annual Art Walk, where hundreds of visitors will pass through. All entries will also be acknowledged in an online slideshow on our website. We welcome students to have their work for sale.
Included here are the details and rules. The deadline for submitting designs is March 28th.
Grand Circle Gallery also hosts student group visits, where we pull out our best examples of poster design and typography and lead an art historical and critical discussion to inspire students in their own work.
I hope you will choose to distribute the project to your community. Please contact me if you would like more information about Grand Circle Gallery, are interested in planning a visit to the gallery, or have questions about the competition.
We look forward to seeing their work!
Elementary and Middle School Art Exhibit featuring work by students from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 6.
Dear M.A.E.A. Members,
For the third year, the N.E.A.E.C. in cooperation with the M.A.E.A. is coordinating a series of exhibitions in the 2nd floor gallery space of the Massachusetts State Transportation Building in Boston. This is where the annual The Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards exhibition has hung for many years. In the last couple of years, we have had additional exhibits including an Emerging Artists of Massachusetts Exhibit, three 9-12 Photography Exhibits, a Calendar Exhibit, a N.E. Sculptors Association exhibit, a Boston Printmakers exhibit and a juried M.A.E.A. member exhibit during the summer of 2011. We plan to have another M.A.E.A. member exhibit this summer of 2012.
We are asking you to help us with an Elementary and Middle School Art Exhibit featuring work by students from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 6. The exhibit will be hanging April 23 - May 18, 2012 in Boston.
We are writing to you because you are a member of M.A.E.A.. which tells us you care about the future of art education in Massachusetts and opportunities for exhibiting the excellent work of our youngest Massachusetts artists.
Do you have 9"x12" or 12"x18" student art work from grades pre-k - 6 which you would like to exhibit in a state-wide exhibit? It will hang until early May when it will be returned to you by mail before the end of the school year.
Right now we are thinking about ten (10) works from each M.A.E..A. elementary/middle school teacher although we are open to more or less depending on the response to this exhibit announcement.
The work will need to be on paper and can be drawing, painting, printmaking or other two dimensional mediums. On the back of the work should be the student's name, grade, school, school town and teacher name. We will consistently label the work before it is exhibited. Once you tell us you want to participate, we will mail you an entry form.
You will mail your students? work to us via the U.S. Postal Service in a 10"X13" or 14.25"X19" envelope which are available at Staples or OfficeMax. There is no need to send the work Special Delivery, Certified or other costly ways. Just plain First Class delivery will do if you mail it to us by April 15, 2012. We will likewise mail it back to you at the conclusion of the exhibit.
When we receive your work it will be mounted by corner staples on brightly colored construction paper so it can be exhibited in the comprehensive exhibit form. We will be hanging the work using Velcro on the back of the mounting paper so it will hang on our display walls.
Last year's exhibit looked spectacular and made a strong statement about the quality of art instruction in the lower grades throughout the schools of Massachusetts!
Please let us know as soon as possible and no later than March 15, 2012 if you plan to participate in this year's statewide elementary art exhibit.
Our phone number is: 617-973-7290 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Timothy J. O?Connor & John Michael Gray, Exhibit Coordinators
Massachusetts Marine Educators announces the 2012 Marine Art Contest for grades K-12
Attention Art and Marine Science Teachers, Afterschool Program Leaders, and other Formal and Informal Educators!
The deadline for submission of entries is April 26. The annual contest's theme is "Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary" with divisions for High School (9-12), Middle School (5-8), Elementary School (K-4), Scientific Illustration (all grades) and Computer Graphics (all grades).
Entries may be submitted by instructors (no limit on numbers of entries) or by individual students. The contest is free and open to all students.
Contest prizes include cash awards, New England Aquarium passes and certificates. Sponsors of the 2012 competition are: Massachusetts Marine Educators, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and Stellwagen Alive.
Each year, winning entries are displayed on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website visit http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/pgallery/contest2011.html to see the 2011 winners) and become part of a traveling art show (2011 Art Show Schedule: New Bedford Oceanarium until Jan. 13; JFK Federal Building in Boston from Jan. 17-Feb. 29; Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center from Mar. 1-Apr. 2; Salem National Historic Site Visitor Center from Apr. 3-Jun.1.
This year students participating in the computer graphics division can focus on an alternative theme: "2012: 20th Anniversary of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary." Winning entries will be used to publicize sanctuary 20th anniversary events throughout the New England region.
An art contest brochure is attached. The brochure can also be downloaded from the MME website (http://massmarineeducators.org/contests.php). For more information, call 781-545-8026 ext. 204 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help us spread the news about the contest by forwarding this message on other marine educators and art instructors. Your assistance is appreciated.
2012 Marine Art Contest PDF
SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES ART EXHIBIT
All ages welcome.
We would love for you and/or your students to participate in the Subliminal Messages Art Exhibit.
This exhibition is sponsored by Marlborough High School and Subliminal Skate Park. No fees to enter.
Visit www.SubliminalMessagesArtExhibit.com for art drop off dates and times and other information.
MassArt Dual Enrollment
Credit Courses for High School Students - Funding Availible
Dual enrollment allows high school students who qualify to take credit-bearing classes at higher education institutions. Credit is accepted both by the high school towards graduation requirements, as well as by the college.
Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Funds (CDEP) are available to support the cost of tuition. If applying to receive funding for the course, registration must include the signed statement from the high school's guidance counselor confirming that the student will receive their school's credit for this college-level course.
Students can enroll in selected Continuing Education courses which are offered during the evenings and on weekends. Students must submit a letter with their registration from a parent or guardian confirming that they have permission to attend evening and weekend classes.
Spring 2012 Offerings
Spring 2012 Registration
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Teen Opportunities at WAM
Worcester Art Museum
4Announcements for Teens at WAM!
Painting Class in Ireland!
WAM?s first overseas teen trip. Enjoy 6 days discovering the landscape of Ireland?s western coast; creating drawings and paintings of some of a variety of stunning landscapes.
DigiWAM:The art of Video Game Design.
DigiWAM is a 1-year certificate program that focuses on the art fundamentals needed for developing digital and video games. Classes start Oct. 4
Teen facebook Page!
WAM now has a facebook page for teens to post artwork, photos, comments, suggestions, and more. Don?t forget to ?like? us!
WAM is offering classes for teens from Painting to Creature Creations on thursday nights! All classes run from 5-8 pm and include a break for pizza, socializing, and group critiques.
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