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April 9, 2015 ART RETREAT Written by Elise Stuck

Lower Region Art Retreat

Treat yourself to a fun filled fabric dyeing workshop! Artist Emily Miller will be conducting a workshop introducing participants to a variety of dyeing methods including immersion, stencil, and reverse dyeing.  After experimenting with the various processes on fabric swatches, each participant will receive a silk scarf to apply their favorite dyeing method.

When: Saturday, May 16th, 10:00am-2:30pm

Where: Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School,8600 William Moultrie Dr., Charleston, SC 29420

Cost: $25  (includes lunch, dyeing materials, & a silk scarf)

Wear: clothes that are okay with a dash of dye!

Bring: rubber gloves, safety goggles, and an apron

Optional Fun: Bring an additional piece of fabric of your choice (100% cotton, linen or silk) such as a pillowcase, tea towel, or clothing. 

Spaces are limited!  Please reserve your spot by April 17th by completing the following form:


You will need your NAEA membership number.

Please make checks payable to SCAEA and mail to:

Elise Stuck, WHAIES

8600 William Moultrie Dr.

Charleston, SC 29420



Contact Elise Stuck, SCAEA Lower Region Coordinator, at estuck@dorchester2.k12.sc.us

March 24, 2015 MARY WHYTE ART EDUCATOR AWARD Written by Gina Taylor

The Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting submissions for the annual 

Mary Whyte Art Educator Award


Established in 2007, the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award is designed to highlight a high school visual art teacher in South Carolina school districts who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented annually by the Gibbes Museum of Art.


Entries for the annual award and $2,500 cash prize can be made exclusively online at marywhyteaward.org through June 1, 2015. Artists who have applied previously must update their online entry form in order to remain eligible.The award is being offered to educators throughout the state.The review panel will select the finalists in June, and the Gibbes Museum of Art will announce the winner at the South Carolina Art Educators Association staff development conference in the fall.

March 24, 2015 CALL FOR SCAEA AWARD NOMINATIONS Written by Catherine Campbell

Where are the GREAT Art Teachers? They are out there and they need to be recognized!  Now is your chance. It is time to nominate the peers that inspire you (as well as your students, parents, and community) for an SCAEA Award!

There are many different categories. So, look for the one that compliments your nominee’s strengths. Then, give them the lasting recognition they deserve for all their efforts! 

You know art teachers that deserve an award (and administrators, too). Sacrifice as little as ten minutes of your lunch or weekend and show them you noticed. They will love you for it!

The nomination process is painless! We promise! The deadline for nominating is July 31st. See the 2015 Call for Nominations for the details.

As well, we are offering Scholarships for Arts Education majors...check out that, too!

Make that special art teachers day and nominate them for an SCAEA Award today!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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