Teacher News


Stay up to date on the latest news for educators! From important information about back-to-school orders to awards, events, sponsor news, and more, find updates and resources to enrich your teaching experience while connecting you to fellow educators and organizations across the country.

  • AEA Product Review Giveaway Winners

    Attendees at fall Art Education Association conferences across the country were asked to provide a product review after receiving samples of new Blick Essentials Oils Pastels and other Blick brand products. The oil pastels received an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars!

    Those providing reviews were entered into a giveaway drawing for one of five $100 Blick Gift Coupons. Our five winners are:

    • Maggie Elsener, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE

    • Debbie Buechler, Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, Livingston, NJ

    • Carol Hendrickson, James Monroe Elementary, Madera, CA

    • Sarah Winterscheidt, Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, SD

    • Jennifer Hall, Loveland High School, Loveland, CO

  • Diamond Sponsor of the 2024 NAEA National Convention

    Blick is a proud Diamond Sponsor of the NAEA National Convention. Visual arts, design, and media arts educators from all over the US and around the world will connect in Minneapolis, MN April 4-6, 2024 for professional learning, connectivity, and creativity. As part of our sponsorship, the Blick team will greet attendees in the exhibit hall where we will share our newest products and lesson plans and offer hands-on art making experiences. We hope to see you in Minneapolis!

    Blick is proud to continue its support of NAEA and other art education organizations throughout the year by exhibiting at state and regional conferences, advertising in organization publications, presenting workshops, and offering support materials including door prizes, product samples, and more for educator-led professional development events.

    For more information or to register for the conference, visit: https://my.arteducators.org/NAEA24

  • Blick Offers 'Future Orders' Option for Educators and Schools

    Skip the stress of ordering classroom supplies when the school year starts – place an order ahead of time and we’ll send it to you when you need it.

    Advantages of Future Orders:

    1. Best Product Availability

    2. Just in Time Delivery

    3. Invoices Align with Budgetary Timing

    How it Works:

    1. Prepare your supply list in advance of the date needed.

    2. Place your order as soon as you are able and indicate the date you would like your order to ship. If ordering online, select “I would like this order to be billed and shipped to me at a future date” in the shipping address section of checkout.

    3. We will pack and hold your order until the selected date.

    4. You won't be invoiced until your order ships.

    5. Your order arrives on time and complete.

  • Bick Sponsors 2024 Celebrating Art Contests

    Celebrating Art hosts three art contests each year for students across the United States in grades K-12. There is no cost to enter and no fee to be published. Judges select the top 35% of the entries received to be published in a national anthology.

    For over 10 years, Blick has provided support in the form of gift certificates to be redeemed for classroom supplies for sponsoring art educators and awards for the Top Ten winning students. We are pleased to support this program which provides young artists a platform to share their work and gives teachers the opportunity to earn free art supplies.

    For contest information, visit CelebratingArt.com.

  • The Council for Art Education Recognizes 2023 Youth Art Month Award Winners

    The Council for Art Education Board of Directors voted to recognize the following individuals for contributions to their 2022 Youth Art Month Programs:

    Claire Flanagan Grand Award

    Wisconsin: Jen Dahl, Kathryn Rulien-Bareis

    Awards of Excellence

    New York: Heather McCutcheon, Tracy Berges

    Virginia: Jauan Brooks, Kelly Shradley-Horst

    Texas: Tiffany Silverthorne

    Awards of Merit

    Alabama: Julie Harrison

    Kansas: Linda Nelson-Bova, Lynn Felts

    Missouri: Erin Price

    Georgia: Tiffany Weser, Gail Peake

    Rhode Island: Kerri Marshall, Tara Villanova

    Special Recognition by Category


    YAM Revitalization – Arizona: Laura Namerow, Elise Kohli

    Excellent comeback to YAM – Floirda: Laura Hobb

    Creative Virtual Tools to Gain YAM Participation – South Dakota: Marica Shannon


    Developing & Sharing a YAM lesson Plan – Utah: Elizabeth Sampson

    Utilizing Student Artwork to promote YAM – Minnesota: Tiffany Erie

    YAM Promotion via Social Media and #Illinoisyam – Illinois: Ailysh Cooper, Trisha Frost


    Outstanding YAM Advocacy via Senator’s letter – North Carolina: Jana Farris

    Special Materials:

    Use of Special Materials through a YAM Poster – California: Ed Lim

    Use of Special Materials through an Artist pin – Maine: Elise Pelletier

    State chairpersons submitted documentation of their Youth Art Month Programs to be eligible for recognition. Documentation was evaluated across a variety of key categories based on predetermined criteria.

    Sponsored nationally by the Council for Art Education (CFAE), Youth Art Month (typically the month of March) is a celebration of the visual arts. Through student exhibitions, public artworks, art festivals, and school events, organizers and student artists raise awareness and support for the visual arts.

    Find out more about Youth Art Month at: councilforarteducation.org/youth-art-month/

    The Council for Art Education is a non-profit 501(c)(3) association created in 1984 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute Inc (ACMI). ACMI seeks to promote safety in art and creative products through its certification program and is a major sponsor of CFAE.