: regional events

KAEA regions periodically host "drive in" events open to any art teachers. Check out your Regions' Event and all of those around the state.


Not sure in which region you belong? Check out the graphic below or download a larger copy.

*Membership is not required to attend a Drive In, though we would love to have you!

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North East Kansas

Saturday, March 4 
th Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

2:00 to 4:00 on the K-State campus in Manhattan. 

No cost is involved and there is an elevator in the Beach.  There is parking nearby and Aggieville is a quick walk if they want to have some entertainment. 

The planned agenda is:

1. Begin with a tour of the Beach that highlights their offerings as well as the exhibitions.
2. Visual Thinking Strategies with a guided discussion time that they can take back to their classrooms. 
 RSVP by March 1st to: 
 Lizabethrosewicz@usd475.org or Ranellsteiner@usd475.org


Kansas City Area

"Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing: A creative path to awareness."
Saturday, April 15th   Cedar Roe Library 
5120 Cedar St    Roeland Park, KS 66205
Large Meeting Room   12:00-2:00 pm

Come participate in a series of activities from this book to help promote mindfulness with drawing. Purchasing the book is not necessary unless interested. I will guide you through and provide a list of activities we practiced. If you choose to read the book, consider bringing some thoughts or an activity to share. Bring your favorite drawing materials, a sketchbook or paper, some snacks to share (or not) and a friend; they could benefit from these activities too! Drawing materials, paper and light snacks will also be provided. 

South East


North Central

Sculpture Workshops
Saturday, April 8th  beginning at 10:00 am
Bickerdyke Elementary  348 N. Maple St.  Russell, KS
Bring a Sack Lunch

Attendees will do all three Hands On Sculpture projects:

· Oldenburg Inspired Soft Sculptures- $2.00
            Learn how to turn your classroom into a “Pop Art” bakery by upcycling old tube socks and pantyhose. Get that great soft sculpture project without the hassle of threading needles and untangling knots!

· Drywall Low Relief Sculpture- $2.00
            Learn how to create a low relief sculpture using the nonconventional (read cheap) material of drywall.  We will go through how to prepare the drywall for carving, actual carving and how to seal, paint and display.  You will have the beginning of your carving (possibly  finished) by the end of the afternoon.  Please bring an idea for a 6”x6” square piece -  it’s better to have larger shapes, as smaller details can get lost.

· Styrofoam Insulation Sculpture/Carving- $3.00
            Manipulate this easily carved and painted material to create large scale sculptural forms, low relief sculpture, and more!  Please bring blades and tools you wish to use to cut and carve. (for example:  snap blades, carpet knives, etc.)
**PLEASE  RSVP to shannon.wedel@usd428.net so that we know how many materials to provide.   

North West

Saturday, March 11th   9am
Gourd Painting with Kristin Johnson- $5.00

Kristin Johnson's house at Praisin’ Art: Gourds  6387 E.  Rd. 60 S. Hoxie, KS  Coming from West:  take I70 past Grainfield to the Hoxie exit Hwy 23 N, go N for 11 miles, turn right onto Rd 70, (it has a "Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church" sign at this corner) go 6 miles east, turn N on Rd 60 and follow that road right to my house! She has a big blue silo on the top of our hill that can be seen for miles and miles. Coming from East:  take I70 to Quinter, get off on Castle Rock road and take it north for 12 miles until you get to a stop sign, turn left (west) and go to Rd 70 (possibly 4 miles) turn north and just go 1 mile, you'll be at the Johnson junk sign, turn left, go past the big blue silo and you'll be in the driveway!  Kristin will have some of her work on display and small gourds to purchase if anyone is interested.  You can call/text Kristin at (785)657-1478  if you have questions.

South Central

Saturday, March 11Lunch at McAlister's Deli: 306 N. Rock Road, Wichita at 11:30ish. Then meet up at Wichita Center for the Arts (Mark Arts) at 1 PM (when they open) to peruse the Scholastics Art Show. Entry is free but donations are accepted. Just bring yourself and some lunch money!


Come join us for "Art at the Arb" at Bartlett Arboretum
301 N. Line St., Belle Plaine, Ks
Saturday, April 8th at 10 AM

Bring your camera, art materials or just yourself. Belle Plaine's Tulip festival is also this weekend offering vintage markets, a carnival and other attractions. If you can’t make it during this time and date, Art at the Arb is from 10-5 Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is charged at the gate (approximately $5).  There will be food vendors, music and more. See this link for more information about this fun filled weekend:   

South West

Saturday, March 11:  Drips, Flows and Liquids!  Workshop
Located at The Main ARTery Ulysses, KS  620-424-3828
Ulysses, KS 9am - 12, 1-3pm  $85 per person, space limited to 15 people
Presented by Robin Valenzuela
     Learn the basics of working with fluid acrylics and paint your own expressionist abstract work.  Demonstrations will be given how to apply liquid acrylics to canvas and create a number of effects, with which you will complete your own painting.  Wrapped canvas (11x14) and fluid acrylic paints will be provided. We will be working with Golden Acrylic paints and learn the different types of products.  You need to bring paper towels and your favorite tools/brushes.
     This is a fun workshop with lots of energy and your creativity will be opened up to new ways of using fluid paints.  Mixed media will also be discussed.  Join this workshop if you've done a little bit of painting or a lot!  


Join us! If you have any questions – please contact your area facilitator

at the email/phone numbers posted above or contact Regional Chair, Shannon Wedel- shannon.wedel@usd428.net or 620-282-8551