Warren art teacher receives NAEA regional award

Shelly Clark, an art teacher at Briarwood and Richardsville elementary schools (Warren County), has been named the winner of the National Art Education Association’s 2016 Southeastern Regional Elementary Art Educator Award. Clark has taught visual arts in the Warren County schools for more than 20 years, primarily as an itinerant teacher in elementary schools. “Teaching visual art is my passion. [...]

By |2016-06-15T14:23:53-04:00June 16, 2016|

Lessons based on Davis Bottom art available

The Kentucky Archaeological Survey and the Davis Bottom History Preservation Project have created an online resource of lessons linked to two murals featured in the award-winning documentary, “Davis Bottom, Rare History, Valuable Lives.” Developed with Kentucky teachers in mind, the 11 stand-alone lesson sets engage students in grades 4-8 in social studies while strengthening their visual, literacy and analytical thinking [...]

By |2016-03-02T16:15:14-05:00March 3, 2016|

Confucius Institute hosting PD on Chinese ink painting, calligraphy

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute will host an art professional development event about Chinese ink painting and calligraphy March 12 on the UK campus in Lexington. This event – designed to promote culture exchange and to further enrich the content of art teaching – is open to all full-time art teachers of Kentucky public K-12 schools. Registration is limited [...]

By |2016-02-24T15:27:26-05:00February 25, 2016|

Students invited to paint a canvas for Derby celebration

Schools can be a part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration by contributing a painted canvas to be used as a table covering during festivities May 2 on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Frankfort. Tables will be decorated as horse, with a head and a tail affixed to each table. The painted canvases will be used as a [...]

By |2015-03-25T15:27:21-04:00March 26, 2015|

KHS offers art-related lessons to elementary classrooms

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) offers History smArts, an art-related history lesson, to classrooms in grades 3-5. In History smArts, students will analyze historic images from the KHS collection, discuss what they see and do a fun, hands-on art activity. Students develop visual literacy, historical literacy and critical thinking skills. Activity options include artifact analysis and drawing, pioneer pastimes (making [...]

By |2015-03-02T08:07:45-05:00February 26, 2015|

Arts/science center has field trips, outreach programs

The Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington is offering several science and art discovery field trips and outreach programs. The programs are interactive and stimulating ways to reinforce art and science curriculum. Offerings include the science discovery exhibit, “The Nature of Color,” as well as the art discovery exhibits “Afterimage” (through March 13) and “Wild Things” (March 20-May 2). [...]

By |2015-01-14T17:59:29-05:00January 15, 2015|

The art of quilling

Art teacher Dorothea Broughton teaches the students at Kit Carson Elementary School (Madison County) quilling, an art form she was taught as a child. Quilling is the art of paper twirling.

By |2018-09-21T15:04:57-04:00December 18, 2014|

Governor’s Mansion art, essay contest underway

Kentucky public, private and home school students are invited to submit original artwork and/or essays in the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest sponsored by First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Committee and the Kentucky Department of Education.  The contest is part of a yearlong series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the current [...]

By |2020-10-14T08:03:22-04:00January 23, 2014|
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