Abena Omenaa Boachie, PhD. Candidate, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (CSEA/SCÉA member for 3 years)
shares her CSEA/SCÉA story and her artwork:
I became a member of CSEA in October 2016. It was my first professional association to join upon my arrival in Canada for my graduate studies in art education. Having been an art educator, CSEA/SCÉA was an eye opener because it enriched my understanding of art education. It helped put my journey from Ghana to Canada into perspective. I felt connected and welcomed to Canada through CSEA/SCÉA. CSEA/SCÉA is an inspiration. It is an association where intellectuals sit and dine as they share knowledge that is rich and fresh in an atmosphere of respect.
I am a member of CSEA/SCÉA because it embraces diversity. It celebrates the uniqueness of every skill and practice while putting the arts on a pedestal which has never been felt in a long while. It gives voice to artists, students, art educators and researchers to join in meaningful and pressing issues affecting art education nationally and internationally.
If you are a current member of the CSEA/SCÉA, thank you for your continued loyalty.
Don’t paint the apple; paint the red. – Arthur Lismer (Artist and Art Educator)
The Canadian Society for Education through Art is the national art education association representing art educators within Canada. It is a voluntary association founded in Quebec City in 1955, and is the only Canadian national organization that brings together visual art educators, gallery educators and others with similar interests and concerns. Membership represents all levels of education: elementary, secondary, college/university, ministries of education, art galleries/museums, and community education.
I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. — Emily Carr
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