This is YOUR opportunity to share in the most comprehensive professional development experience worldwide for educators engaged with the arts in learning. Connect with colleagues representing all teaching levels and explore creativity, imagination, and innovation in art education through a selection of over 1,000 sessions, workshops, tours, and events. Discover Seattle, a city that thrives on art, design, and innovation. Recharge your creative spirit and gain a fresh perspective in your classroom and profession at the 2011 NAEA National Convention.
You can still register online and save!
Discounted Earlybird Registration is extended through February 7.
Visit www.arteducators.org to register, view the full schedule, and purchase tickets through February 7, or register onsite at the Convention.
SO MUCH to see and do!
With over 1,000 sessions, events, tours, and workshops, you can create the professional development experience that works best for you—no matter what your teaching level or areas of interest may be.
Co-sponsored by Art:21
Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. His work question the distinctions between ‘objective’ (‘rational’) scientific methods and ‘subjective’ (‘irrational’) influences.
R. Barry Shauck
Join Barry Shauck as he highlights the accomplishments of our professional community over the past year while looking forward to the vibrant future of NAEA Next! Celebrate your colleagues who will receive 2011 NAEA National Awards at this session!
Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein
Professor of Physiology,
Michigan State University
Dr. Robert S. Root-Bernstein, author of a number of books on creativity, speaks about his current work highlighting an investigation of the ways art education has impacted elite scientists.
Dr. Rex Jung
Research Scientist, Mind Research Network
Dr. Rex Jung studies the manifestation of creativity in the brain. His research has been widely featured in popular media outlets including CNN, BBC, Psychology Today, New Scientist, The New York Times, and Newsweek.
Young Innovators Panel
Co-sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers
That which does not grow, dies. Join Colleen Macklin, Design Director of PETLab; Dan Goods, Artist and Visual Strategist for NASA; and innovative panelists for new ways to view art education.
Offsite Workshops and Tours
Get an inside perspective on some of the Seattle area’s most creative locations while learning something new!
Art is at the heart of this city! Experience these museums and more: Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, Bellvue Arts Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, The Museum of Glass, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum
Museum Exchange at Convention!
Share ideas and gather free materials at the NAEA Museum Exchange for Teachers! Hosted by Art Museum Educators, this event showcases museum-developed educational resources for teaching and learning with works of art. Join us on March 17 at 5:00 p.m. in Grand Ballroom A in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
Gain hands-on experience while receiving quality instruction in an intimate, small-group setting with the dozens of Hands-On Workshops available at this year’s Convention!
Crayola Opening Night Event
Kick off a great Convention by celebrating everything art with colleagues and Crayola! Take a shuttle to the Experience Music Project at the city’s creative hub—Seattle Center. Hear live music, make art, and enjoy coffee and dessert while connecting with old friends and making new ones! Visit www.arteducators.org to register, view the full schedule, and purchase tickets through February 7, or register onsite at the Convention.
Connect with some of the most innovative minds in visual arts and education to gain deeper and fresh perspectives on the most timely topics in the field.
Connecting the Dots: Art Education, Imagination, and Innovation
Laura H. Chapman
Does art education promote imagination and foster innovation? Take a closer look at the role of imagination in thinking, and values attached to innovation within and beyond the visual arts.
The Heart of Art Education: Holistic Approaches to Creativity, A Closer Look with Mark Dion
Expand your outlook on creativity, imagination, and innovation in the 21st Century with Art:21 artist Mark Dion.
Co-sponsored by Frederix Artist Canvas
Acclaimed marine life artist Wyland is an accomplished painter, sculptor, underwater explorer, photographer, filmmaker, and educator. Capturing and championing the raw power and beauty of the aquatic universe, he has been recognized as an official artist of the 2008/2010 U.S. Olympic Teams; appeared on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network and PBS; and been honored in the Guinness Book of World Records.
There is no better place than the NAEA National Convention Exhibit Hall to discover the latest innovations in teaching resources, classroom supplies, techniques, and more! Meet with hundreds of exhibitors, get great samples to take back to your classroom, and try out products on the spot!
Find this and more in the Exhibit Hall:
• The newest art supplies and classic favorites
• Curriculum resources
• Art education technology
• Services for art educators
• College and university programs
• SAMPLES, SAMPLES, SAMPLES!
• The Art Materials Giveaway
Art Materials Giveaway
On your mark, get set, get free stuff! Each year, our exhibitors show their dedication to visual arts educators by offering some great giveaways through a random drawing. You must be present to win, but that’s no problem because this event is a blast!
Test drive some of the newest products and services offered by leading brands, while gaining inspiration for new classroom projects. Interactive Demonstrations are open to a limited number of participants. Get there early to secure a spot!