President’s Message – September 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back to the start of a new school year!  I hope this email finds you refreshed and excited for the 2019/2020 academic year!  In this September President’s Message, I would like to share with you a recap of the recent incredible InSEA (International Society for Education through Art) conference that was held in Vancouver back in July, a CAT (Canadian Art Teacher) update, and a heads up on two arts education conferences taking place this October–one in central and the other in eastern Canada.

Vancouver, BC, and the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia, all situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam People, was the place to be July 9 -13,2019, as 700 passionate art educators from around the globe gathered for the 2019 World Congress forArt Education.  With the conference title and theme of Making, the 2019 Congress was Chaired by Drs. Kit Grauer and Rita Irwin, and presented a brilliant roster of keynote speakers, academic presentations, hands-on workshops, panels, art exhibitions, performances, and excursions for all to take part in.  Since the founding of InSEA in 1954, the most recent opportunity for Canada to host the Congress was in 1992, when the city of Montreal served as the gathering place for the global Art Education community to celebrate its achievements. Congratulations to the 2019 Chairs and their conference committee on a hugely successful event!

As a proud Affiliate Organization of the 2019 InSEA conference, the CSEA/SCÉA held a number of events during the course of the Congress.  Our C.D. Gaitskell Memorial Address (held in honour of the memory of Charles Dudley Gaitskell, the founding President of the CSEA/SCÉA), was presented by Dr. BoydWhite, Professor of Art Education at McGill University.  Another highlight of the week was our ever-popular Graduate Student Symposium.  Organized and chaired by our CSEA/SCÉA Graduate StudentRepresentative, Naheed Gul Ali (from Concordia University), the symposium gave 12 Art Education graduate students the opportunity to present their research in a supportive and enthusiastic environment.  As President of the CSEA/SCÉA, I had the honour to coordinate and moderate two panels of speakers made up of international Art Education presidents and administrative leaders from 10 countries and 2 world Arts Education organizations.  As per our annual routine, the CSEA/SCÉA also held its Annual General Meeting which was attended by a number of our members and guests present at the conference.  Thank you to Mary-Jane Emme, our CSEA/SCÉA Secretary, for her organizational and administrative attention to all of these events to help make them run smoothly. 

If you are a current CSEA/SCÉA member, you will have just received your latest issue of CAT, theCanadian Art Teacher!  In this issue you will find a selection of articles submitted from authors from across Canada, a copy of the 2018 Gaitskell Address delivered by Dr. Pam Patterson, and an artist insert. Thank you, to our CAT editor, April Mandrona, for your time and effort to get this latest issue to press and mailed out to our membership!  April is always looking for new articles in English or French to publish in future editions of CAT.  If you have Art Education research or lesson plans that you would like to share based on your research or classroom practice, please contact April at Canadian.Art.Teacher@gmail.com .

Thank you to our members for their feedback on our popular “What’s Your CSEA/SCÉA Story?” campaign.  Following on the success of past submissions shared by our members, the CSEA/SCÉA is looking for more members who would like to share their own CSEA/SCÉA Story highlighting a piece of their artwork along with a few thoughts on what membership in the CSEA/SCÉA means to them.  Interested members can send an email to Mary-Jane Emme at office.csea@gmail.com for more information.

For those interested in attending a national gathering of Arts educators this fall, two exciting conferences are coming up for you to attend – one in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and the other in Winnipeg, ManitobaThe 2019 Creative Connections Conference will be taking place at the Atlantic Centre for Creativity, at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, on Oct. 24 – 26, 2019.  Chaired by CSEA/SCÉA member Dr. Mary Blatherwick, this 2nd Creative Connections conference has the goal of increasing awareness and enhancing creative practices across disciplines including sciences, the arts, business, entrepreneurship and education.  It will be “an interdisciplinary, interactive and collaborative conference designed to encourage participants to ‘think outside of the box’, take risks, share new ideas and enhance teaching practices”.  More details and registration information for this conference can be found at the following link – http://www.atlanticcentreforcreativity.com/

CNAL, the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning, will be holding an international conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, also on the dates of Oct. 24 – 26, 2019.  This conference, entitled Creative Convergence Winnipeg, will “demonstrate and celebrate the power of the arts to heal, to connect, to construct knowledge, to build bridges across borders, to foster inclusion and to nurture reconciliation”, and will be held at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, as well as other venues across the city.  More details and registration information for this conference can be found at the following link – https://www.eduarts.ca/conference-2019 .   Both of these conferences will surely offer delegates an enriching experience to learn and collaborate with fellow colleagues engaged in the Arts.  I hope you will have the opportunity to attend one of them!

In closing, I would like to wish you all a great start to a successful and rewarding school year!  Have a wonderful Fall Semester and I look forward to sharing more updates with you in my next President’s Message that will be coming out in December, just before the holidays.

Sincerely,
Peter Vietgen, PhD
President, CSEA/SCÉA                                                                                                                                                   
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Chères collègues, chers collègues

Bienvenue à une autre rentrée scolaire ! J’espère que vous vous sentez revigorés et remplis d’enthousiasme pour cette nouvelle année scolaire 2019-2020 ! J’aimerais par la présente vous offrir une bref résumé de l’incroyable conférence de l’InSEA (International Society for Education through Art) tenue en juillet à Vancouver, une mise à jour de la publication Enseigner les arts au Canada et un aperçu de deux conférences d’éducation artistique prévues en octobre, une dans le centre du Canada et l’autre dans l’Est.

Il fallait être à Vancouver, C.-B., et sur le magnifique campus de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique, sis sur le territoire traditionnel, ancestral et non cédé du peuple Musqueam, du 9 au 13 juillet 2019, pour y observer 700 éducateurs en arts de tous les coins du globe réunis dans le cadre du Congrès mondial 2019 de l’éducation artistique.  Intitulé Making, et portant sur cette même thématique, le Congrès de 2019 était présidé par les docteures Kit Grauer et Rita Irwin. Outre la présence d’un vaste éventail d’orateurs émérites, le congrès proposait des exposés universitaires, des ateliers pratiques, des panels, des expositions artistiques, des performances et même des excursions. La dernière fois qu’un congrès de l’InSEA a eu lieu au Canada depuis sa fondation en 1954 remonte à 1992, alors que Montréal recevait la communauté internationale d’éducation artistique pour y célébrer ses réalisations. Félicitations aux présidentes de 2019 et à leur comité pour cet événement qui a connu un franc succès !

En tant que fier organisme affilié à la conférence 2019 de l’InSEA, la CSEA/SCÉA avait organisé plusieurs événements tout au long du congrès. Le Dr Boyd White, professeur d’éducation artistique à l’Université McGill, a prononcé notre discours C.D. Gaitskell (en hommage à Charles Dudley Gaitskell, président fondateur de la CSEA/SCÉA). Notre toujours populaire Symposium des étudiants des études supérieures a été un autre point saillant de la semaine. Mis sur pied et présidé par Naheed Gul Ali, représentant des étudiants de niveau supérieur de la CSEA/SCÉA (inscrit à l’Université Concordia), ce symposium a permis à douze étudiants en éducation artistique de présenter leurs recherches dans un cadre enthousiaste et favorable. À titre de président de la CSEA/SCÉA, j’ai eu le privilège de coordonner et animer deux groupes d’experts réunissant des présidents et dirigeants administratifs en éducation artistique de la communauté internationale, issus de dix pays et deux organisations d’enseignement des arts. Fidèle à sa routine annuelle, la CSEA/SCÉA a aussi tenu son assemblée générale à laquelle ont participé plusieurs de nos membres ainsi que des invités à la conférence. Merci à Mary-Jane Emme, secrétaire de la CSEA/SCÉA, pour son apport organisationnelle et administratif qui ont permis que ces événements se déroulent sans heurt.

Si vous êtes membre en bonne et due forme de la CSEA/SCÉA, vous aurez reçu récemment le dernier numéro d’Enseigner les arts au Canada (CAT) ! Vous y trouverez différents articles rédigés par des auteurs de tous les coins du Canada, le discours Gaitskell prononcé en 2018 par la Dre Patterson, ainsi que l’encart d’un artiste. Merci à April Mandrona, rédactrice en chef de la revue Enseigner les arts au Canada, pour tous ses efforts menant à la parution et l’envoi de ce plus récent numéro à tous nos membres ! April est constamment en quête de nouveaux articles en anglais et en français pour nos futurs numéros d’Enseigner les arts au Canada. Si vous souhaitez partager vos recherches ou plans de leçons en éducation artistique, issus de vos recherches ou enseignements en classe, veuillez communiquer avec April à l’adresse Canadian.Art.Teacher@gmail.com .

Merci à nos membres pour leur rétroaction dans le cadre notre campagne « Quelle est votre histoire liée à la CSEA/SCÉA ? ». S’inspirant des soumissions antérieures fructueuses de nos membres, la CSEA/SCÉA aimerait que d’autres membres partagent leur propre histoire liée à la CSEA/SCÉA mettant en lumière une de leurs créations artistiques accompagnée de quelques observations sur ce que signifie pour eux l’adhésion à la CSEA/SCÉ A. Pour plus de renseignements, les membres intéressés peuvent envoyer un courriel à Mary-Jane Emme à l’adresseoffice.csea@gmail.com.

Pour celles et ceux intéressés à participer cet automne à une rencontre nationale des éducatrices et éducateurs en arts, deux conférences excitantes sont annoncées : une à Fredericton, au Nouveau-Brunswick, et l’autre à Winnipeg, au ManitobaLa 2019 Creative Connections Conference se déroulera au Atlantic Centre for Creativity, de l’Université du Nouveau-Brunswick, à Fredericton, du 24 au 26 octobre 2019. Présidée par la Dre Mary Blatherwick, membre de la CSEA/SCÉA, cette conférence vise à accroître la sensibilisation et à améliorer les pratiques de la création dans toutes les disciplines, y compris les sciences, les arts, les affaires, l’entrepreneuriat et l’éducation. Ce sera « une conférence interdisciplinaire, interactive et collaborative, conçue pour encourager les participants à « sortir des sentiers battus », à prendre des risques, à partager de nouvelles idées et à améliorer les pratiques d’enseignement ». Vous trouverez plus de renseignements ainsi que des informations sur l’inscription à la conférence en cliquant sur le lien ci-après : http://www.atlanticcentreforcreativity.com/

Le Réseau canadien pour les arts et l’apprentissage (RCAA) tiendra une conférence internationale à Winnipeg, au Manitoba, également du 24 au 26 octobre 2019. Intitulée « Convergence Créative Winnipeg », cette conférence « illustrera et célébrera la capacité des arts à guérir, à établir des liens, à construire la connaissance, à bâtir des ponts entre les frontières, à promouvoir l’inclusion et à alimenter la réconciliation ». La conférence se déroulera au Musée canadien pour les droits de la personne,  au Musée des beaux-arts de Calgary, et autres lieux au sein de la ville. Vous trouverez plus de renseignements ainsi que des informations sur l’inscription à la conférence en cliquant sur le lien ci-après : https://www.eduarts.ca/fr/conference-2019 . Ces deux conférences seront très certainement une excellente source d’apprentissage et de collaboration entre collègues et homologues impliqués dans les arts.  J’espère que vous pourrez participer à l’une a ou l’autre de ces conférences !

Pour terminer, je tiens à souhaiter à chacun et chacune d’entre vous une année scolaire fructueuse et enrichissante ! Bonne session d’automne et je me réjouis à l’idée de vous communiquer d’autres nouvelles dans mon prochain message du président prévu pour décembre, tout juste avant la période des Fêtes.

Recevez mes salutations les meilleures
Peter Vietgen, PhD
Président, CSEA/SCÉA 

The Canadian Review of Art Education 46, no 2 (2019)

We are pleased to inform you that the latest issue of The Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, Vol 46, no.2 (2019) is now available at: http://crae.mcgill.ca/  C’est avec grand plaisir que nous vous informons que le dernier numéro de la Revue canadienne d’éducation artistique : recherche et enjeux, Vol 46, no. 2 (2019) est maintenant disponible à l’adresse : http://crae.mcgill.ca/ 

Toll, H. (2019). Vivid moments and memories. Multimedia on watercolour paper.
Edmonton, AB: Private collection.
Did you know…

…that the CSEA/SCEA is a Registered Canadian Charity?

 
 
 
It costs money to keep an organization like CSEA/SCEA alive. 
 
Even with determined approaches to minimize spending, there is the printing and mailing of the Canadian Art Teacher; the presentation of national art education awards; an honourarium paid to our national office secretary; travel expenses for a once-a-year executive meeting; and other, lesser amounts related to the Canadian Review of Art Education, the website, insurance premiums, accounting and government reporting, and occasional special projects.
 

The money comes from… 
 
…the sale of textbooks, awards sponsorships, memberships, and donations.
 
As you can see, this list is much shorter than the previous one. Are you willing to support the life and work of the CSEA/SCEA by making a charitable donation? An official income tax receipt will be issued for any and all funds donated to the CSEA/SCEA (whether for general expenses or for a specific project).

 
Please click on the golden “Donate” button found at the bottom of our home page https://csea-scea.ca/ or e-mail office.csea@gmail.com for further information.
 
Thank you for supporting the work of the CSEA/SCÉA.
 
Joanna Black
CSEA/SCÉA Director of Fundraising

“Every little bit makes a difference!”

InSEA 2019 gratitude

On behalf of all CSEA/SCÉA members and supporters, we extend a sincere and hearty “Thank You!” to each and every person involved in the planning and realization of the InSEA 2019 Conference, “Making”.

Of course, giant thank yous go out to the Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Rita Irwin and Dr. Kit Grauer. We would also like to recognize our always-smiling CSEA/SCÉA representative, Dr. Sandrine Han; the fastest-to-answer-emails Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin, and the calm, keeper-of-the-details, Joanne Ursino.

We are proud and humbled to be affiliated with such amazing individuals.

With gratitude,
The Executive of the CSEA/SCÉA

Conference memories:
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/groups/InSEA2019/
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/insea2019/ 
Blog | https://blogs.ubc.ca/insea2019/

Canadian Art Teacher – Call for Papers

About Canadian Art Teacher

The Canadian Art Teacher/Enseigner les arts of Canada (CAT) is peer-reviewed and 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: Art education, trauma, and difficult knowledges

“By definition trauma cannot be represented. But it can be approached, moved and transformed. This is not a cure; it is poiesis: making…” —Griselda Pollack (After-affects/after-images)

There is the need to study the impact of trauma on bodies in our art classrooms: trauma, for example, as related to poverty, homophobia, colonialism and xenophobia. How and why do certain actions, sensations, assumptions, problematics persist and how are they manifested? How do we pedagogically process this trauma in our own classrooms, attend to it in our own bodies, and research this through our histories? What are the processes and opportunities for student participation? What are the impacts of this on us all and the implications of this for art teaching?

bell hooks notes in Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope “… ‘learning to live and work in a diverse community’ requires a commitment to complex analysis and the letting go of wanting everything to be simple” (2003, p. 78). CAT invites teachers and scholars to explore within ourselves and with our students artistic and pedagogical responses to complex and potentially “difficult knowledges” and trauma.

We are seeking contributions that may be either theoretical or practical in nature. 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.

Guidelines for Submission

Manuscripts may be in English, French, or Indigenous languages and be 3000 to 6000 words, including references (style should adhere to 6th Ed. citation guidelines). Manuscripts must be original content and not published or submitted elsewhere. Visuals, whether as illustration or the central focus, are encouraged. All artwork and images must be of high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) and accompanied by appropriate credits, permissions, and copyright.

200-word abstract/expression of interest (appreciated but not required): September 15, 2019

Full manuscript: November 15, 2019

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to Pam Patterson, Guest Editor, at ppatterson@faculty.ocadu.ca

Canadian Art Teacher, Volume 16, no. 1 out now!

A message to current CSEA/SCÉA members, and those current through 2018:

Watch your mailboxes!  We are pleased to announce the release of Volume 16, No. 1 of the Canadian Art Teacher journal. This Special Graduate Student Issue, guest edited by Genevieve Cloutier and Naheed Gul Ali, showcases the exciting work of graduate students Bettina Forget, Eleni Karavanidou, Tiina Kukkonen, Nicole Lee, Rina Jamil, and Kimberly Baker. An artist insert features the artwork and community engagement of Paul Butler and Maura Doyle. Many thanks to Dr. April Mandrona, Editor, Canadian Art Teacher! Yours truly,

Peter A. Vietgen, Ph.D.

Dr Carl Leggo (1953-2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Carl Leggo on March 7th, 2019.  The CSEA/SCEA sends sincere condolences to his family, friends, students and colleagues. His influence and knowledge will reverberate through our halls infinitely.

Originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Carl was an accomplished poet and scholar. A professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, he was renowned for his dedication to living poetically.

His research pursuits included: life writing, a/r/tography, narrative inquiry, poetic inquiry, creative writing, contemplative practices, and arts-based research. He will be sorely missed.

Wor(l)d

in the beginning is

the word

without beginning

the spoken word written

the written word spoken

the word born in the world

the world born in the word

the word is worldly

the world is wordy

the word is in the world

the world is in the word

the word is the world

the world is the word

in the end is

the word

without end

(Leggo, 2012, p. 1)

Leggo, C. (2012). Sailing in a concrete boat. SensePublishers, Rotterdam.

Canadian Review of Art Education, Vol 46, no. 1 (2019)

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new issue of the Canadian Review of Art Education, Vol 46, no. 1 (2019), now available at http://crae.mcgill.ca/issue/view/7 
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Chères collègues, chers collègues,

C’est avec grand plaisir que nous vous informons que le dernier numéro de la Revue canadienne d’éducation artistique : recherche et enjeux, Vol 46, no 1 (2019) est maintenant disponible à l’adresse http://crae.mcgill.ca/issue/view/7

Heather McLeod, PhD
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education
Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues
http://crae.mcgill.ca

CSEA/SCÉA Graduate Student Symposium 2019

Dear Graduate Students:

The Canadian Society for Education through Art / Société canadienne d’éducation par l’art is pleased to announce that we are once again holding a special Graduate Student Symposium in 2019. This CSEA/SCÉA event will be happening in a special session within the InSEA World Conference: Making, to be held in Vancouver BC on July 9-13, 2019.

Graduate students are invited to present their Masters or Doctoral research at this symposium. Your presentation may address your research at any stage and may be work in progress, not necessarily completed yet. The Graduate Symposium presents a unique opportunity for graduate students to present their work in a variety of stages of completion and to receive feedback from other graduate students and faculty from across Canada, as well as from delegates attending the InSEA conference from around the world. Presenters will have the opportunity to have their work published in a special issue of Canadian Art Teacher journal, which will feature the research of graduate students working within the disciplines of visual arts.  As you know, the goal of the journal is to help art educators exchange fresh, exciting teaching ideas; engage with cutting edge research in art education; explore issues affecting our students and fellow educators.

This call invites you to submit a proposal for a 10-minute session for the 2019 CSEA/SCÉA Graduate Student Symposium. To submit, please note the submission requirements listed at the bottom.

Submission deadline for the Graduate Student Symposium is February 15, 2019, and applicants will be advised of their acceptance by February 20, 2019.  Please note that if you are already presenting a session at the InSEA conference, you may also submit to the Graduate Student Symposium; however, it may not be the same presentation.

All participants in the Graduate Student Symposium will need to be InSEA members, and registered for the InSEA conference.  Join or renew your InSEA membership at http://insea.org/insea/join-or-renew?reloaded=true. We encourage you to also become members of the CSEA/SCÉA, and benefit from connecting with professionals and peers across Canada. Join or renew your membership at http://csea-scea.ca/1394-2/. Register for the conference at https://www.insea2019.org. Early Bird Student discounts are available until March 15, 2019.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Gul Ali,
Graduate Student Representative
CSEA/SCÉA

naheedgulali@gmail.com

Submission Requirements:
Name:
Email:
University Affiliation:
Brief Title:
200 – 250-word Abstract | Description of Research:

Kindly send in your submissions to naheedgulali@gmail.com. Please be sure to have Graduate Student Symposium 2019 as the subject title.

Canadian Art Teacher – Call for Papers

Canadian Art Teacher/Enseigner les arts au Canada (CAT)

Call for Papers

About Canadian Art Teacher 

The Canadian Art Teacher/Enseigner les arts au Canada (CAT) is peer-reviewed and 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: General

We are seeking contributors that touch on various areas related to art education and may be either theoretical or practical in nature. 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.

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 illustrations or the central focus, are encouraged (particularly for shorter manuscripts). All artwork and images must be of high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) and accompanied by appropriate credits, permissions, and copyright.

Deadlines

  • ~200-word abstract/expression of interest (appreciated but not required):  February 1, 2019
  • Full manuscript: March 15, 2019

 

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to
April Mandrona
at amandrona@nscad.ca