Notable Utah Artists

Feb 23, 2011

We are really excited to tell you a little bit about a project that we know the state's fine art teachers, as well as regular classroom teachers will be very interested in seeing. It's a showcase of short film clips featuring some of Utah's finest performing, visual and literary artists taken... [more]

UAEA at Pacific Meetings

Oct 23, 2010

In July of 2010 at NAEA Pacific Region Leadership meeting in Las Vegas, the Utah Art Education Association’s president James Rees shared with the other states in the region... [more]

Midway Elementary

Mar 02, 2010

A 2nd grade team at Midway Elementary study student art work with a visual art specialist. They are looking for improvement in student art work and improvement in student literacy. Students were asked to "self assess" based on the art concepts taught, and write some thoughts about their art... [more]

Visual Journaling

Aug 13, 2009

James M. Rees, MFA

As an art teacher, my ultimate goal is to become unnecessary to my students’ creative process and that they begin to make their own critical aesthetic decisions. For me, teaching is about transferring responsibility for making art from the teacher... [more]

The New AP Digital Portfolio

Jul 20, 2009

This June, over hundred AP readers gathered in Cincinnati to evaluate over 34,000 portfolios. Among the group were two of our UAEA members, Mark Graham and James Rees. This is the first time in the Advance Placement Studio performance test that the evaluations took place on computers instead... [more]