This October 2nd through the 5th, the annual Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) conference was held in Daytona Beach. This year, the conference featured over 18 workshops on a wide variety of topics pertaining to art education. Several FSU alumni and faculty presented at this year’s conference including the Department of Art Education’s Dr. Jeff Broome. Dr. Tom Brewer, Dr. Susannah Brown, Dr. Nicole Crane, Ruthie Platt, and Debbie Barrett-Hayes also presented.
Dr. Jeff Broome presented “Teaching Art in a Migrant Hispanic Community with Multi-age Groupings: An Autoethnographic Account” and co-presented “Art Education Graduate Programs in Florida: Expanding Horizons, Education, and Career Opportunities” with alumni, Dr. Tom Brewer. Dr. Tom Brewer also presented “UCF/ACA Studio Experience for Teachers” and “Fullbright 2013: A Comparison of Iceland/US Visual Arts Education.” FSU alumna, Dr. Susannah Brown presented “Books that Bind Your Heart and Soul” and “The French Connection: Pochoir and Line Printing.” Alumna, Nicole Crane, who is also the President-elect of FAEA, presented “Get Involved: Emerging Art Leaders”, “Follow Them, Pin This, Like That, and Tag Me!”, “NAEA Meet and Greet: Conversation About Leadership”, and “Facebook Art Teachers Group Meet and Greet.” Ruthie Platt presented “Lesson Unit Based on Where the Wild Things are 2D and 3D with Marzano Rubrics” and co-presented with fellow FSU alumna, Debbie Barrett-Hayes, for “The Near-sighted Monkey: The Life and Art of Lynda Barry.”
The Florida Student Award from the National Art Honor Society was awarded to Carina Krehl, taught by Debbie Barrett-Hayes. Barbara Davis, a high school teacher at Florida State University School was awarded the K-12 Student Virtual Art Exhibition, June Hinckley Award of Excellence. We love to hear about all our Alumni accomplishments and work in the field.