Why WAEA / NAEA?

Reasons to Join the WAEA / NAEA

  • WAEA Website:  find out about opportunities, activities, and events for you and your students. Have access to Galleries (art that other classrooms and art instructors are making), WAEA Members-Only Pages, Lessons & Rubrics, and Facebook Group Link.
  • State Conference and Arts Time resources, information, collegial connections and workshops.
  • Discounts for members to a variety of state and national art events.
  • WAEA has many National Board Certified art teachers, who offer opportunities to collaborate with and support you while completing the portfolio and assessment center exercises.
  • WAEA Senior Scholarship: each year the WAEA gives at least on scholarship to a high school senior majoring in art education or fine art.
  • Special Interest Groups: Ideas and support for each level of instruction from elementary to administration.
  • The Scholastic Art Awards:  regional and national recognition program for 7-12 graders, providing exhibition and scholarship opportunities.
  • Youth Art Month:  regional and national recognition program for 7-12 graders, providing exhibition and scholarships opportunities.
  • National Art Honor Society (NAHS):  recognition programs and scholarships for high school students.
  • State AND National Membership – automatic association membership in both state and national organizations.
  • NAEA Website: this is one jam-packed website full of information that you will use in your classroom.
  • NAEA’s NEW web site with lesson plans.
  • National Art Education Convention:  professional development at the largest gathering of art educators in the world, held each spring.
  • NAEA Awards Program:  honorary, scholastic, and monetary awards to members.
  • Art Education Magazine:  NAEA‘s official journal featuring current trends in the profession.
  • NAEA News:  national newspaper about programs, books, resources, and advocacy reports.
  • NAEA publications:  high quality resources on a variety of topics of interest to the art educator.
  • Studies in Art Education:  scholarly journal with in-depth articles on theory and research in the field.
  • Placement Services:  listings of available art teaching positions in the NAEA news.
  • It’s FUN: make a lot of new friends with whom you share the common passion of ART with!