OAEAOregon Art Education Association

advocacy tool kit


We want to help you!

The OAEA is committed to promoting visual art education throughout the state of Oregon! We want art in all schools. We have assembled this page to help you thrive by giving you ideas that will

  • promote your art programs
  • improve instruction
  • help parents and administrators understand your importance
  • spark thought and inspiration
  1. If anyone ever asks you why Art should be taught in school, here is what you can tell them:
  2. Art Organizations and Information for you!
  3. The NAEA has a lot to give!

    Their advocacy page has several ways to make advocacy work for you. They are your cheerleaders and have made great tools to promote you to others! Take a look for yourself! http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy

  4. Need a fun, social art event to spark new ideas? Try these:
    • Art Spark is for you! This is a once a month event that happens through out Portland every 3rd Thursday and is a wonderful way to network with artists and art enthusiasts! http://www.portlandartspark.com/
    • Monthly art events in your town
    • Gallery openings
    • Start your own artist collective!
    • Create your own LESSON PLAN POTLUCKS
  5. Make ART for you!
    • Start out with OAEA's very own BEYOND THE DEMOS annual art show by Oregon's art teachers!
    • Need a bit more anonymity? Try the ART HOUSE CO-OP for their on-going art projects. http://www.arthousecoop.com/
    • Talisman Gallery hosts an open, annual exhibit for both art students and educators in the Portland metro region, http://www.talismangallery.com/default.aspx
  6. Great accredited art schools in Oregon:
  7. Take Action, it will make you feel better!

    Get out there and promote the arts any way you can! Try this for starters, http://www.artsusa.org/get_involved/advocate.asp

  8. Recommended businesses and LINKS:
  9. Get out of the classroom and explore the world of Art!
  10. Become a mentor teacher!