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Students, Professor Present at Art Conference
By Charlotte J. Muenzenberger
UW-RF News Bureau
APRIL 15, 2005--University of Wisconsin-River Falls art education major
Jake Eisch and professor of art and education Lynn Jermal presented "Taking
Art Outside" at the Wisconsin Art Education Association spring conference
(WAEA) held April 8-9 at UW-Stout in Menomonie, Wis.
The presentation featured the collaborative public artworks installed
into outdoor school environments as class projects at UW-RF. Jermal discussed
artwork from a faculty perspective, while Eisch focused more on the student
point of view.
In addition to Eisch, eight art students attended workshops and viewed
presentations at the conference.
Jermal believes that the WAEA conference introduces art students to a
professional opportunity available in their field, while allowing time
to meet with other teachers in the same discipline.
"Attending an art education conference helps students learn how to
maintain involvement with education when they are teachers and will help
them stay involved in the field," says Jermal.
Founded in 1950, WAEA is an organization that promoted scholarship and
excellence in art education. It provides opportunities for professional
development and encourages study and implementation of discipline practices.
It provides educators with professional leadership, guidance, and resources
essential to promoting art in Wisconsin schools and communities.
The following art education majors attended the conference:
Eagan-Andy La Mere
Mounds View-Heather Amundson
Land O' Lakes-Martha Cahill
Thorp-Ashley La Vick
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:22 Central Daylight Time