Mary Frances Pratt

The CSEA was saddened to hear of the loss of championed Canadian painter Mary Frances Pratt this week at age 83. Pratt was an exceptionally accomplished artist, named a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1996, and founder of The Rooms Gallery in St John’s Newfoundland. We wish to extend our condolences to Mary’s family, friends and community. She will be sorely missed.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Canadian Art Teacher – Graduate Student Special Issue

The Canadian Society for Education Through Art is happy to announce that once again we will be publishing a special issue of Canadian Art Teacher journal featuring the research and ideas of graduate students working within the discipline of visual arts education from across Canada. As a currently enrolled graduate student field of Art Education, as well as any related Arts & Design fields, we invite you to be a part of this special issue.

The Canadian Art Teacher (CAT) is published twice a year. The goal of the journal is to help art educators exchange fresh and exciting teaching ideas, disseminate cutting-edge research in art education, and to discuss pertinent issues in our field that affect students and educators. In anticipation of publishing in this journal, you may request a recent digital copy so that you are familiar with the general purpose and layout of the journal.

Please submit a paper of up to 1500 words, including footnotes and endnotes plus reference/bibliography with high quality (4”x6” @ 300 dpi) images in a 4-page magazine-style spread.  By submitting images you affirm that you are the copyright holder or have written permission for image publication.  Additionally, papers cannot be under review for another journal.

As part of a new initiative designed to engage teachers throughout Canada with contemporary Art Education research, this year we ask that you consider accompanying your article by an additional section (included in the 1500 word limit) with ideas for practical applications in (and outside) the classroom. This could include a lesson plan, an activity, or teaching points. Following submission, your paper will be peer-reviewed, and if accepted, the editorial team will work with you to make necessary revisions and prepare your submission for publication.

Please contact with a confirmation of your intent to participate ASAP. We ask that you submit your work (as a word doc.) to the above email address by August 15, 2018. Your work will be peer-reviewed.  Following the successful completion of the review process, we will be requesting your short biography for the journal publication.  We look forward to hearing about and seeing your work as CSEA works towards developing deeper connections between Canada’s graduate students and art educators across the country. We hope you will consider this publishing opportunity, and we look forward to receiving your work.


Naheed Gul Ali,          Graduate Student Representative

Genevieve Cloutier,     Former Graduate Student Representative

Guest editors, The Canadian Art Teacher Grad Student edition

Canadian Art Teacher Journal – Call for Papers

CAT call for papers

About Canadian Art Teacher

The Canadian Art Teacher/Enseigner les arts of Canada (CAT) is published semi-annually by the Canadian Society for Education through Art. The goal of the journal is to enable the exchange of exciting teaching ideas, to disseminate novel art education research, and to discuss pertinent issues in the field. Readers and contributors include artists, educators, and researchers interested in teaching and learning in the visual arts.

CAT wants to hear from you!

We invite submissions from art or design educators (as well as those working in related fields such as architecture) in all sectors working with diverse publics: museum and galleries; schools; community contexts; and post-secondary education. Artists whose practices include pedagogical aspects are welcome.

Theme: Connections

We are seeking contributions that address the notion of “connection” whether between schools and communities, disciplines, theories, art forms, or people. Submissions may include: scholarly research papers; reports; creative content such as photo essays; reviews of books (academic, children’s, or art), exhibitions, or resources; and lesson/project ideas. Topics may touch on various areas related to art education and may be either theoretical or practical in nature.

Guidelines for Submission

  • Manuscripts may be in English, French, or Indigenous languages and be 3000 to 6000 words in length, including references (style should adhere to APA citation guidelines).
  • Manuscripts must be original content and not published or submitted elsewhere.
  • Visual materials, whether as illustration or the central focus, are encouraged (particularly for shorter manuscripts). All artwork and images must be of high resolution and accompanied by appropriate credits and permissions.


  • ~200 word abstract/expression of interest: July 15, 2018
  • Full manuscript: September 1, 2018

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to April Mandrona at

Dr. April Mandrona – the next editor of the Canadian Art Teacher.

Dear CSEA/SCÉA Members and Contacts,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. April Mandrona as the next editor of the Canadian Art Teacher.

April Mandrona is an Assistant Professor of Art Education in the Division of Art History & Contemporary Culture at NSCAD University. She teaches courses as part of NSCAD’s Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers and the Mount Saint Vincent University BEd program. She is also developing NSCAD’s new graduate program in Art Education. Her community art education research with young people focuses on the social roles of artistic production, rurality, ethical practice, and innovative approaches to youth participation. 
As April begins this new role, she invites educators to submit manuscripts on any aspect of the teaching of art in the elementary, secondary, or post-secondary school or in the community, as well as topics of general educational interest.  Please see for further details and submission guidelines.
We thank Michael Emme for his many years of service, Kathy Browning for serving as Michael’s associate editor, and Genevieve Cloutier and Laurel Hart for serving as interim co-editors last year.
Dr. Boyd White
Director of Publications

Announcing the New Executive of the CSEA/SCEA 2018-20

Dear Colleagues,

As reported at the AGM, held on Saturday, May 5th in Winnipeg, the following individuals were elected to the Executive of the Canadian Society for Education through Art for the 2018-20 term:

President:  Peter Vietgen, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

Past President:  Miriam Cooley, retired from the University of Alberta; now in Victoria, BC

Director of Provincial Liaison, Social Media, and Advocacy:  Maria Robinson-Cseke, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Director of Special Projects (National and International):  Sandrine Han, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Director of Publications and Resources:  Boyd White, McGill University, Montréal, QC

Director of Awards:  Mary Ann Dobson, Highlands School, Edmonton, AB

Director of Fundraising:  Joanna Black, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Director of Communications:  Jennifer Wicks, Concordia University, Montréal, QC; currently residing in Granada, Spain

Graduate Student Representative:  Naheed Gul Ali, Concordia University, Montréal, QC


To be appointed at the first meeting of the 2018-20 Executive:

Editor, Canadian Review of Art Education:  Heather McLeod has agreed to continue in this role. (Memorial University, St. John’s, NL)

Editor, Canadian Art Teacher:  April Mandrona has agreed to continue in this role. (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS)

Secretary:  Mary-Jane Emme has agreed to continue in this role. (Victoria, BC)


Each executive member will be forming a working sub-committee.  All CSEA/SCÉA members are invited to become involved by joining a sub-committee.  Please contact the executive member listed on or for more information.

Best regards,
Miriam Cooley
CSEA/SCÉA Past President and
Chair of the Nominating Committee
Peter Vietgen
CSEA/SCÉA President


Chères collègues, chers collègues,

Tel qu’annoncé dans le cadre de l’AGA tenue le 5 mai à Winnipeg, les personnes suivantes ont été élues au sein de l’exécutif de la Société canadienne d’éducation par l’art pour la période 2018-20 :

Président :  Peter Vietgen, Université Brock, St. Catharines, ON

Ancien président:  Miriam Cooley, Université Alberta; actuellement Victoria, BC

Directrice de la liaison avec les provinces, des médias sociaux et de la promotion des intérêts : Maria Robinson-Cseke, Université Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Directrice des projets spéciaux (Nationaux et internationaux) :  Sandrine Han, Université BC, Vancouver, BC

Directeur des publications et ressources : Boyd White, Université McGill, Montréal, Q.C.

Directrice des bourses :  Mary Ann Dobson, Highlands School, Edmonton, AB

Directrice des levées de fonds :  Joanna Black, Université Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Directrice des communications :  Jennifer Wicks, Université Concordia; actuellement Granada, Spain

Représentant des étudiants diplômés :  Naheed Gul Ali, Université Concordia, Montréal, Q.C.


Seront nommés lors de la première réunion de l’exécutif 2018-20 :

Rédactrice, Revue canadienne d’éducation artistique : Heather McLeod a accepté de rester en poste. (Université Memorial, St. John’s, T.N.)

Rédactrice, Enseigner les arts au Canada: April Mandrona a accepté de rester en poste. (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.É.)

Secrétaire : Mary-Jane Emme a accepté de rester en poste. (Victoria, C.-B.)


Chaque membre de l’exécutif mettra sur pied un sous-comité. Tous les membres de la CSEA/SCÉA sont invités à participer en siégeant sur les sous-comités. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le membre de l’exécutif figurant sur la liste affichée sur le site  ou à l’adresse électronique

Miriam Cooley
Ancien président
Peter Vietgen
CSEA/SCÉA président

The CSEA/SCÉA 2018 conference is over – what a weekend!!

The CSEA/SCÉA 2018 conference, Taking ACTion:  Human Rights in Art Education, was rich with art, ideas, and exchange.
Thanks to more than 35 hands-on, hearts-on and minds-on session presenters.
Thanks to Keynote Speakers Shawna Dempsey and Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, and to the Gaitskell Speaker Dr. Pam Patterson. 
Thanks to the welcome received from our hosts at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Fort Garry Hotel, the Winnipeg Free Press Café and the many artists’ studios in the Exchange District.
Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the 62 conference participants from across Canada and beyond.
Finally, our deepest thanks to Dr. Joanna Black, Conference Chair, and her Conference Committee, for the months and months of behind-the-scenes planning which set the fabulous tone for two and a half very special days.
In appreciation,
The CSEA/SCÉA Executive


*image by Daralyn Davidson Photography 

CSEA/AGO 2018 Summer Institute for Educators

Canadian Society for Education through Art/Art Gallery of Ontario 2018 Summer Institute for Educators Theme: Building Relationships in Art Education and Beyond   Dates: Tues. July 10 – Fri. July 13, 2018 Location: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, ON (plus other gallery/museum sites in TO) Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day   […]

StARTing With, 4th Edition

CSEA-SCEA Nominations 2018