Friday, September 20, 2019
Carla Gover, a member of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Directory, recently conducted a residency with students at Jackson County Middle School. The directory began more than a quarter century ago to provide teachers with a list of teaching artists they could use to bolster their existing arts curriculum or to integrate art into other areas of the curriculum. Photo submitted by Carla Gover

Teaching Artists Directory helps bring art experiences into the classroom

Singer, songwriter and Whitesburg native Carla Gover has been performing for more than 25 years, but she’s also been sharing her variety of art forms with Kentucky students for just as long.
Contests

Students can paint horse blankets for Derby celebration

Students are invited to be part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration by contributing a painted canvas for the tables on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the festivities.
Teachers participating in a July 2017 Arts Academy in Hopkinsville learn how to story board a drama. ?During the academy, teachers learned how to assess student creative work and how to include artistic criteria in the assessment of student performances and artistic creations in music, dance, drama, visual arts and new media. Submitted picture by Jeff Jamner

Sign up now for KDE-Kentucky Center arts integration academies

Since 2000, the Kentucky Department of Education and The Kentucky Center for the Arts have partnered to provide Kentucky teachers with quality, in-depth and artist-led Arts Academies and Arts Integration Academies.
Contests

Personnel Cabinet poster contest open to students

Students ages 6-16 are invited to participate in the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s 2018 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest, which is intended to increase awareness of the achievements and contributions of state employees in the workplace and their communities.
Contests

Art contest teaches high school students about legal system

The 2016 Law Day Art Contest provides an opportunity for students to learn about the legal system and justice while showing their creativity and competing for prizes. The contest, presented by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit or done just for fun.
Announcements

Apply now for art educator fellowship

Applications are open for The Bill Griffith Art Educators Fellowship at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Contests

Warren County students win in national competition

Shelly Clark’s visual arts students at Briarwood Elementary School (Warren County) won $1,000 for their school with their entry into the Made by Milk carton construction contest.
Announcements

Creativity grant program accepting applications

Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals are offering up to 20 grants to support innovative, creative leadership team-building within elementary and middle schools in the United States and Canada.
Learning

Dance professional development activity set for Feb. 1

There will be a professional development activity in dance 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Ashland Elementary School (Fayette County).
Spotlight

Hart County teacher named 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year

Jennifer Bruton Sims was named the 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Art Education Association at its annual conference. A 20-year veteran in Hart County schools, Sims teaches at Munfordville Elementary School.