Wednesday, September 3, 2014

We're Dyeing to Meet You!

Join NAEA and the Student Art Association (SAA) for an evening of tie dyeing fun and learn about the student organizations within the Art Department. We will be hanging out in the Sprowls Courtyard on Monday, September 8th from 4:30-6:30 pm. See ya there!

Chalk It Up To IUP!

Sending a huge congratulations to Olivia Mays for her tremendous efforts in planning Chalk on the Walk in partnership with the United States Army Corps. of Engineers. This event is in it's third year and focused on a theme of water safety at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Upcoming Events for Spring 2014! 

                  NAEA with Salvation Army

Weekly volunteer opportunities through our partnership with the Indiana Salvation Army's after school program Supper Club! This is a great opportunity to gain classroom experience prior to Student Teaching. Most lessons are designed for one session due to the drop in nature of the program bringing in children ranging from ages 5-18. Supper Club takes place every Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Guest Speaker Series Continues! 
March 11th at 8:00 pm
 213 Sprowls Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 
This lecture will be on Co-Teaching, which is becoming more common in school districts. This lecture will be in place of our weekly meeting. 

Norwin High School Workshop: Recycled Plastic 

Led by Brandon McDonald, this two month long partnership with the Norwin High School will dive into the benefits of recycled plastics! By creating Plant/Animal Hybrids the students will learn various methods of transforming our waste into inspiring three dimensional works. Can't wait to see them on display at the Greensburg Arts Center!

(Rooster / Cactus Hybrid)

Campus Workshop: Photo Transfers 
Towards the end of March we plan on hosting an event to teach students of IUP how to get creative with photo transfers. Details of the event are still in the works!

Bright Ideas

Focused around the upcoming Roots and Wings exhibit featuring works from David Tomb and Maura Keeney, this museum + studio workshop will explore the ideas of nature and found materials. Our walk from the museum to the studio will be inspiring!

Chalk on the Walk
Sponsored by the Student Cooperative Association, this annual chalk drawing contest brings the university and the community together for a day long event in the heart of campus, the Oak Grove. As usual there will be prizes for the winners of each theme (TBA). Thank you to all of the local businesses who help support this 
event!  We're looking forward to seeing the talent of IUP students!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

 Patricia Dodson

This weeks regular meeting time was replaced by a guest speaker and IUP alumnae, Patricia Dodson. Patricia is an artist and educator within the Indiana community working with the Armstrong Indiana Intermediate Unit (ARIN). Tuesday night Patricia shared with us her experiences with special populations and gifted students through ARIN. She talked about projects which her students most enjoyed, ways to cooperate with students and their IA's. She even brought some model magic for us to play with, which she uses in her classrooms! Thanks Patricia for an eventful night and educational discussion!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Showcasing NAEA members current work and feature every department here at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, this show opened this week and will be running until the first week of December. Join us for a closing reception on December 4th in the Annex Gallery on the first floor of Sprowls Hall!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hey guys! Summer is nearing it's end but no fear we are starting the fall semester off with a bang. Join us in the Oak Grove this afternoon from 2pm-5pm for some tie dyeing fun! See you there!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Miller Gallery and NAEA presents their 3rd annual Student Exhibition! The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Miller Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

The event features works by current student members of the National Art Education Association as well as the Student Art Association in a variety of mediums. 

Miller Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of Sprowls Hall. Come enjoy an eventful night with free snacks and refreshments!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

IUP NAEA Gets Involved at the PAEA Conference


 Last semester, Dr. Ciganko announced to NAEA that he was going to be publishing a book. He said he was going to be giving a presentation on it at the PAEA conference in the Fall and asked if anyone was interested in doing a project with him involving his book and giving a speech at the conference. 

    Ally Crouse, Rachel Knopf, and Brittany Byrd all offered to help out. The assignment was to read certain chapters of his book and create an artwork that reflected what we learned or felt about the book. Dr Ciganko's book was about the art of landscapes and the connection of spirituality in them. It was about adding deep concept into landscapes. 

    It really was an amazing process of how each one of us took the project differently. We each gave a 10 minute presentation of our findings and it went wonderfully. People really connected to the fact that, Yes, there needs to be more concept in landscapes and that they do not need to just be simple case studies of your backyard. For some people it's a shock to learn that landscapes can actually mean something. It is something that needs to be stressed more in the classroom. 

  When we weren't presenting, we went to other sessions of talks and got to enjoy the vendors selling different art supplies for the classroom. We also took a break and went walking around Harrisburg enjoying the city. There was a cute German bar restaurant that we found to eat dinner at called the Gingerbread Man. The environment and food was wonderful.(Plus they gave a free gingerbread cookie as dessert) Overall, it was a great trip we will never forget! 

(Us eating lunch with all the other PAEA members)

(Downtown Harrisburg) 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Projects in the Works

NAEA met on Wednesday to talk about current projects and ideas. Here's what we discussed:

Current Projects

NAEA will have a booth at IUP Day, the annual student organization fair, taking place this Saturday Sept. 8 from 12-4 at the Memorial Field House. Hopefully we will be able to recruit some new members!

The YMCA would like us to do jungle-themed murals for a children’s playroom area. More information will come on this topic very soon.

NAEA will be selling t-shirts again this year as our big fundraiser. This year we are going for something simpler and more appealing to the masses. If you’d like to make a design, remember that it must say IUP Art Department on it somewhere, though it doesn’t have to be prominent. Some ideas thrown around were paint splatters, and the Art Student Owl meme, though I think we might run into copyright issues with that particular idea. Any other ideas are welcome. Also remember to keep the color scheme to a minimum because the less ink colors we need, the cheaper we can get the shirts. If you come up with a design either post it to the Facebook group or send it in an email.

PAEA Conference: Oct. 5-Oct. 7
Aly, Rachel, and Brittany will be presenting at the PAEA Conference in October. They will be discussing the connection between landscape art and spirituality, referencing Dr. Ciganko's in-progress book.

Bright Ideas
There is currently a History of Indiana PA exhibit going on at the University Museum at Sutton Hall. We would like to put on a Bright Ideas event for children in the area. For Bright Ideas, we take the kids through the museum to learn about the artwork and then they create their own art based on what they learned. The exhibit runs from now until October 27. The tentative date for Bright Ideas is October 20.

Classes at the Artist’s Hand Gallery
The Artist’s Hand Gallery is providing elementary art classes for three Saturdays each month in October and November. This is a good opportunity for members of NAEA to get out into the community and do what we want to do: teach!

This year we are thinking of going on trips to artsy venues in Pittsburgh such as the Carnegie Museum, The Mattress Factory, the Warhol, the glass factory, and more.

Friday, August 24, 2012

IUP NAEA: Fall is here!

Fall semester is here and NAEA is about to embark on some great new projects! Our current ideas include:
  • Teaching an Intro to Drawing course at the Indiana YMCA
  • Teaching elementary art classes at the Artist's Hand
  • Organizing the "Chalk on the Walk" Sidewalk Commentary Contest
  • Designing Art Department shirts for our annual fundraiser
  • Creating murals for community organizations
  • Presenting guest speakers in the field of Art Education
  • Holding campus art events such as tie-dying
  • And more!

All you need to do to get involved is come to our first meeting on September 5 at 7:30pm in Sprowls Hall, room 213. If you're nervous about just showing up, shoot us an e-mail on the Contact page in advance letting us know you're interested.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to take a look around the rest of the website to read about our goals, events, officers, and more!