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WA Art Teachers Conference Comes to Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Art teachers from all over the state were at Hanford High School today for the Washington Art Education Association annual fall conference.

Nearly 300 public school teachers gathered for different kinds of workshops to learn new techniques and share their favorites.   An organizer of the event says this is the first time it's been in Richland.  He says Richland is one of the few school districts in our area that has a full kindergarten through twelfth grade program.

Mike Gorman, an art teacher, says he was there for "the solidarity between the artists and art teachers in the community and in the states."

Susan Finlay, also an art teacher, says she was there "to connect with other art teachers, to get fabulous ideas, to share some of the things I do, and pick up other tips from other folks."     

The conference's goal is to promote excellence in art education.