Friday, May 1, 2009

Become a member of AENCT


Membership dues: Annual Payment
(1-3) years of Teaching/ College Student: $10.00
(4-35) years of Teaching: $20.00
Retired Teacher: $20.00

Please print and complete the MEMBERSHIP FORM--click on the photo.
Bring your form and a check to our first meeting or mail the information to Lauren Kolesar-Eatinger at 3824 Calmont Ave Fort Worth TX 76107

August 8, 2009

Meeting Location: TCU Moudy Building, room 207
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Guest Artist: Shelly Minnis--Sanford/ Prismacolor Representative
RSVP your attendance Email

Another Art Competition: Deadline December 31, 2009

September 12, 2009

September 12 Meeting Location: TCU Moudy Building, room 207
Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Local Museums: Representatives from local area art museums presented information to AENCT Members, specifically discussing museum trips and teacher resources.
*Sid Richardson Art Museum
*Dallas Museum of Art
*Kimbell Art Museum

PS. Dixon Ticonderoga and Crystal Productions provided generous doorprizes for all teachers in attendance.

October 10, 2009

MEETING POSTPONED due to the Flu... we will reschedule for April or May

November 21, 2009

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2009 TAEA Conference, DALLAS

Meeting Location: TCU Moudy Building, room 207
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Lesson Plan Exchange: Bring 25 copies of your favorite lesson plan from the 2009 Conference or your lesson plan collection for a LESSON PLAN EXHCANGE.
In a Speed-Sharing For Art Educators (like speed-dating!) you will have 2-4 minutes to summarize the objective and impact of the lesson plan at this

December 12, 2009

Nicole Briscoe will travel to Fort Worth in order to work with local area teachers.

LIMIT: 11 Teacher Members+ 11 Students (Collaborative Pairs) and 2 Teacher Pairs
for a total of 22 participants. Advance RSVP Required by December 7, 2009

Innovations in Collaborative Artmaking: Educator and Student
Student/Teacher teams will create a mixed media work that allows for
development of design, mark-making, and risktaking. Each pair will
learn how to model criticism, art practice, and determine how
decisions are made while learning the role they play in the art room.

BRING: a small collection of drawing materials and Collage materials to this meeting

Meeting time
Meeting location TCU Moudy Building, Room 207
RSVP by email

Innovative Collaborative Artmaking

Art Teachers, Art Education Students, and Art Students in the area participated in Collaborative Artmaking with Nicole Brisco.
The School Arts Article that she produced in April 2007 regarding this process is available above--click on the pictures to view.

Happy New Year January 9, 2010

Eric Orr, Sax Arts and Crafts Representative
At our January meeting, Eric Orr guided teachers in a clay architecture lesson. A variety of wood blocks and rods were wrapped in newspaper and organized to suggest a building. Guides were used to roll clay into 3/8 inch slabs. Multiple textures were applied to the surface of the slabs with rollers, stamps, and found objects. After the decorative effects were added, participants embellished the architectural structres with building features like windows, doors, roofs, and whimsical additions. The wooden armature was removed prior to the clay becoming leather hard.
Eric Orr can be contacted at

The next AENCT meeting is April 24, 2010 at TCU, 9:30am.

February 2010

There will be no official meeting in February.
Take care of VASE and take care of yourself!

Tentative Region 10 and 11 dates are as follows
10 N February 20
10 S February 6
11 N February 27
11 S February 20
BE INVOLVED as a teacher sponsor, juror, or volunteer.
For more information on VASE, visit


There is not an official meeting in March due to Youth Art Month and VASE Activities.
AENCT Membership is invited to participate in the TCU School of the Month Art Display. email for more information

AENCT MEMBERS: Email to reserve your wall space in advance of dropping off your artwork to 208N of the Moudy Building!
The artwork does not need to be matted or mounted, but MUST INCLUDE the student-generated label that is attached in the Celebrate Youth Art Month pdf file.

March 1, 2010: Between 10am and 6:30pm, AENCT Members are asked to Drop off 1 piece of student artwork to room 208 of the Moudy Building for a Youth Art Month Display in the TCU School of the Month display space (across from room 208)

I will accept artwork through March 3 at 6:30pm FINAL deadline!

REMINDERS: April 24, 2010
Pick up Youth Art Month artwork AENCT Meeting 9:30am-11:30am/TCU: Deanna Wood, Encaustic Painting

May 8, 2010 Final AENCT School-Year Meeting: 9:30am-11:30am/TCU
REVIEW AENCT August Art Show at the Community Arts Center

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.

National Art Education Association Conference
April 14-18, 2010

April 24, 2010

Meeting Time: 9:30-11:30am
Meeting Location: TCU Moudy Building, Room 207 N

Encaustic Painting with Deanna Wood: The encaustic technique involves melting beeswax and Damar crystals (a natural resin) to create a wax medium. The medium can be tinted with oil paint. I brush multiple layers of hot wax medium onto my surface (wood, paper, or raw canvas) and use a heat gun to fuse the wax layers to each other and to the surface. I then often scratch into or scrape away areas of wax, applying oil pastel or oil paint. The wax adds texture, color, and an interesting play of transparency and opacity.
Deanna Wood will demonstrate the encaustic wax painting technique. Participants will get a chance to experiment with the materials and create a small piece of their own.
Limited to the First 25 Art Educators who RSVP
Visit for information about Deanna and Encaustic.
email to RSVP

May 8, 2010

Final meeting of the 2009-2010 school year.

The Hexagon Project was reviewed. Officer Nominations were emailed to members for voting. Discussion about the 2010-2011 year occurred. See you on August 7, 2010 for our next meeting!
Suggestions? email