So Thursday I packed up my stuff and headed to Gatlinburg, Tn for the TAEA State Conference. I'm on the TAEA board as the Elementary Division Leader...and we had a board meeting & awards banquet on Thursday, but most attendees would arrive on Friday. I love when our conference is in Gatlinburg! East Tn reminds me of home(I grew up in a forest). We stay at Arrowmont College of Art.....AMAZING!
My awesome student teacher from last year received the First Year Teacher Award! I'm so proud of her!! And of coarse we had to get a goofy picture...it's what we do! Way to go Emily!!!
After a great day of sessions & studio classes(I took printmaking)..we had a costume party!!! It was so much fun to see so many dressed up...all were art inspired! Wine, cheese, fruit, and sweets were served...conversations were easy to come by...and it was a lovely evening!!
Tomorrow is another power packed day!! I will miss my other studio class...because I need to make the 4 hr trek back home for Trick or Treat with my kiddos!