2016 WAEA Conference Resources


Thank you to all who attended and presented at the 2016 WAEA Conference.

Please find the following workshop and session resources:

Cathy Tanasse’s – Visual Plagiarization prezi and handouts

Tracy Fortune’s – Push Pots Session

Kate Baker’s – Yup’ik Mask Session: 1) exploration-matrix-info-from-sam   2) my-yupik-checklist 3)  Map of NA  4) Mask Brainstorm Sheet 5)  Indigenous Beauty Images

Diane Stewart – TOOTHPASTE/HANDLOTION BATIK hands-on workshop


The 2016 WAEA Fall Conference will be on October 14-16 on the beautiful campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Stay tuned for more information to come. For now… don’t forget to mark your calendars to attend.

Washington Art Educators Yearly Conference

October 14-16, 2016

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Wonder what the conference might look like? Heres a Sneak Peak of agenda highlights …



Ticketed Master Class Workshops (5:00 – 9:00 pm)

12 Max Art Show opening reception


Registration (8:00 – 9:00 am)

Keynote Speakers: Ian Sands and Juliette Aristides

Best Practice Lectures and Hands-On Sessions

Vendor Fair

Silent Auction benefitting the Stuart Davis Memorial Scholarship

Art Educator Awards

After Party (7:00 – 10:00 pm)


Ticketed Master Class Workshops (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Keynote Speakers

Ian Sands


After graduating from the School of Visual Arts NYC (Pop 9 million), Ian took a job teaching middle school art at Roseboro-Salemburg NC (Pop 2,300). After a bit, he decided to try his hand at climbing the corporate ladder. Although he enjoyed working for 9 bosses and relating to Dilbert jokes, he felt something was missing. He decided to take a tiny, minuscule pay cut and go back to teaching. Upon his return he taught at Apex High School and forged new paths in “Teaching for Artistic Behavior” at the high school level. Recently he moved to a new school and is cooking up learning and trouble in equal portions.

He writes a lot

presents a lot

and blogs a lot

Juliette Aristides


How we see the world affects our capacity to appreciate beauty, find meaning, and experience joy. Observing the world is a key component of art and at the center of being human. Join artist and author Juliette Aristides to explore how art instruction holds a key to seeing and living by training the eye to see what it could not see before. Art teachers are often the first people to introduce students to a world of artistic skill and creativity. By taking inspiration from past luminaries, see how art can be used to empower our students to impact the culture with their unique voice.




2015 Award Recipients

2015 Award Recipients

12 MAX Art Show Logofinal

WAEA Educators as Artists – “12MAX Art Show”

12 MAX is an art show designed to honor our WAEA members as artists. ALL Members are invited to submit an art piece!

The 12 inch maximum is to encourage members to produce a small work for the show that will be set up in a gallery at Western Washington University during our October WAEA State Conference. We want to celebrate teachers, museum reps, artists and WAEA members in all capacities during the conference. Please share your artistic endeavors with us and submit your art today!