Art of Writing
Young Authors and Artists Conference
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- Mon, Dec 05Milwaukee Art MuseumDec 05, 2022, 8:15 AM – 3:00 PMMilwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USATeachers are the foundation of the long running success at the annual Young Authors and Artists Conference. Thank you for volunteering. For every five students a school district sends, a teacher is required to accompany them. For example, 10 students means two teachers must attend.
- Mon, Dec 05Milwaukee Art MuseumDec 05, 2022, 8:14 AM – 3:00 PMMilwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USASome of the best and brightest young artists in the area will meet on Monday, December 5, 2022, to tour the museum in search of inspiration. Artists will receive constructive feedback from their peer and their teacher. Finished pieces will be published in the 2022 anthology, Art of Writing.
- Mon, Dec 05Milwaukee Art MuseumDec 05, 2022, 8:13 AM – 2:58 PMMilwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USASome of the best and brightest young authors in the area will meet on Monday, December 5, 2022. Each young author will write a first-person narrative, receive constructive feedback from their peers, and their work will be published in the 2022 anthology, Art of Writing.
About the Conference
For more than 30 years The Young Authors and Artists Conference has inspired and given voice to over 15,000 talented students at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Students from third through 12th grade spend the day with fellow passionate authors and artists.
Follow the links above to guarantee your seat. Schools and districts must send one teacher for every five students registered. Teachers attend free of charge.
The registration includes admission to the museum, snacks, lunch, and the opportunity to be surrounded by some of the most passionate young authors and artist in the area.
Young authors begin the day touring the museum searching for a piece of art that reminds them of a story from their life. Authors will be participate in writing seminars, receive and give meaningful feedback from their small group, and hear from a wide range of authors in the business. Meanwhile, young artists and photographers also tour the museum, creating their own art from their chosen medium (sketch, 3D, or photography), receiving constructive feedback from their teammates, and then have time to revise their piece. They will also have time to hear from professionals to create art for a living.
In the spring, the museum will host a publishing party where students and their families return and celebrate their work. Authors will have the opportunity to read their piece at an open mic and artists will have the opportunity to showcase their art in Windhover Hall for their museum going community to enjoy.
Students who participate in our conference, and the subsequent publishing party, often express the significance of the experience with, “It was the best day of my life.”
The conference is open to public, private, and homeschooled students. Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis. There is limited space in the museum so once the 500 seats are filled, registration will be closed.
The program brings together young people from many different schools and backgrounds who share a love of writing and art. The conference gives these students the opportunity to get their work published.
The conference is sponsored by the Kettle Moraine School District in conjunction with the Milwaukee Art Museum.