Missouri Art Education Association...Meaningful Art Experiences for All

Based on the belief that all people have abilities and needs for creating and understanding art, the mission of the Missouri Art Education Association is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in our discipline.

This will be accomplished by:
*Promoting lifelong visual arts education at all levels: early childhood, K-12, higher education, museum education, and adult/community programs
*Providing art teachers opportunities for receiving collegial support and networking
*Providing our membership with knowledge of an accessto resources which support art education
*Working toward alignment of community, state and national art education initiatives
*Encouraging the aesthetics inherent in the making of art
*Collaborating with all members of the learning organization
*Promoting public awareness of the knowledge, skills, and emotive aspects that are components of quality visual arts education

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The Missouri Art Education Association is Affiliated with the National Art Education Association. Therefore, membership in MAEA includes membership to the national organization. Visit their website for links to art education resources and advocacy, as well as national conference information. Click here to join online. If you prefer to join via regular mail, print our downloadable application or contact Linda Bowers, membership chair.

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The #1 Professional Development Opportunity for Missouri's Art Teachers!

The Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) works closely with Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to ensure that MAEA conferences provide substantive connections to state expectations for student learning in art and across all subjects. MAEA holds two conferences each year. The Fall Conference is held at Knob Noster State Park in early October. The Spring Conference is held at rotating locations around the state each March. Come join us for exceptional professional development opportunities.


Spring 2014 Conference:
Mark Your Calendars!

March 12-15, 2014
Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City

We are using Guidebook at the 2014 MAEA Spring Conference! Schedule, maps, Twitter & more on iPhone/Android/BB.



Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month is celebrated every year during the month of March with a student exhibit in the Capitol Rotunda. Each member teacher sends in up to four pieces for this exhibit. Artwork that reaches the state rotunda is an honor in itself. In addition, there are seven other awards including the Governor's Choice Award, Governor's Mansion Award and one for each division, lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school and high school, and a Grand Prize Winner of a trip to NYC sponsored by Sargent Art.


Missouri Art Education Association