Friday, February 28, 2014

What to Look Forward to the Rest of the Semester!

Here's what events we have to look forward to the rest of the semester! . . .


Art Lessons every Tuesday night at the local Salvation Army for their Supper Club. 

We ask different NAEA to volunteer every week to get teaching experience! We come up with our own short, one session lessons for students 5-18 years old.


Guest Speaker! 
March 11th at 8pm
 213 Sprowls Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 
The lecture will be on Co-Teaching, something new in the Education field that upcoming teachers NEED to know about. 


Norwin High School Workshops: Recycled Plastic Art 
One of our members is heading a workshop over Spring Break that involves working with high school students of Norwin Highschool. We are showing them the benefits of recycling their plastic to make art. Their project involves a lot of brainstorming, creativity, and craftsmanship. The topic of the project is Plant/Animal Hybrid. 
(Rooster / Cactus Hybrid)


Campus Outreach Workshop: Learning how to make 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
In April, we plan on holding a day long lesson where we take students to the Indiana University Museum, give them a tour of the Exhibition, and then take them to a classroom where we teach them an art lesson that goes along with the ideas of the exhibition. This semester, we will be doing our event around the Roots and Wings Exhibition. http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=144384


Chalk on the Walk
In April, we will be holding this campus event that involves a themed Chalk Drawing Contest. Students always look forward to this event to really color up the Oak Grove. Looking forward to seeing the talent of IUP students!
(image from previous years) 







Tuesday, November 19, 2013


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

Multiplicity showcases NAEA members current work and feature every department here at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The 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
IUP Day
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!

Murals
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.

T-Shirts
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/107556952646405/ 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.

Possibilities:
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!

Trips
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!