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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.


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The following art education majors attended the conference:
Minnesota
Eagan-Andy La Mere
Mounds View-Heather Amundson
Stillwater-Bridget Schmidt
Stillwater-Don Hammer
Wisconsin
Land O' Lakes-Martha Cahill
Osceola-Andrea Tomforde
Stockholm-Corrine Young
Thorp-Ashley La Vick

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