Announcing the Featured Presenter: Ron Clark!

Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy.

Ron applies successful leadership principles and real-life education experience into an inspiring presentation, just for art teachers.

Why every art teacher should attend!

  • Highly-engaging, fast-paced, TED Talk style presentations, full of real-world, practical art room strategies
  • Connect with over 2,000 art teachers from around the world!
  • Zero travel costs: no hotels, no gas, no food stipends. Attend from home in your PJs, if you want!
  • Enjoy it live, or watch later at your own pace for an entire year using the conference “AOEU After Pass,” included with every registration.
  • 20+ highly-practical and relevant art ed presentations, hand-picked and expertly curated by AOEU.
  • Thousands of dollars worth of giveaways, freebies, handouts, product samples, and more, from art ed companies you love!
  • Inspirational messages from big-name presenters you know and love including authors, bloggers, artists and other art ed leaders.
  • Useful downloads which accompany every presentation ensure you can actually put the tips and strategies you learn to use right away in your real-world art room.
  • Every attendee receives an official certificate for 8 PD hours.
  • The first 2,000 registrants from the U.S. receive a full box of art ed goodies, supplies, product samples, and art materials, delivered directly to your door.

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What is Art Ed Now?

Art Ed Now is the world’s largest online conference for art educators! This affordable, one-day event (join us  live or watch on-demand for an entire year) features 20+ inspiring and innovative TED TALK-style presentations covering topics that are relevant right NOW in Art Ed!

Art Ed Now vs Traditional Conference

Attending in-person conferences can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. The Art Ed Now Conference was designed for working parents and busy art teachers. You get all the benefits of a traditional conference, without leaving the comfort of home.

Benefits Traditional Conference Art Ed Now
High-quality presentations and keynote speeches
Giveaways, drawings, door prizes
Interact/engage with art educators from around the world
Swag Box with coupons and other freebies
Big name presenters and art ed personalities you already love
Watch on-demand for an entire year
Exclusive access to rich materials, handouts, downloads
100% AOE curated content - no fluff and no amateur presentations
Attend from the comfort of home
No dining expenses
No lodging expenses
No travel expenses

20+ Amazing Presentations - You Get to See All of Them!

This one-day event features 20+ amazingly relevant presentations covering painting, portraiture, differentiation, creativity, ceramics, classroom management, organization, technology, assessment, STEAM/PBL, and much more! Unlike traditional conferences, you get to see every presentation.

*Featured Presenter* Ron Clark

*Featured Presenter* Ron Clark

The Power of Passion and Engagement

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Melinda Moen

Melinda Moen

Teaching the Artmaking Process

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Christina Chang

Christina Chang

Connecting with Alumni Artists

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Lena Rodriguez

Lena Rodriguez

Selecting and Developing Works for a Quality Portfolio

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Craig Huffman

Craig Huffman

Using Cartooning to Create Dynamic Characters

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Jennifer Russell

Jennifer Russell

Tips to Create Spectacular Colored Pencil Drawings

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Megan Auman

Megan Auman

Getting Started in Jewelry and Metals (No Torch Required!)

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Matt Young

Matt Young

Mixed Media Mash-Up Sculptures

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Rachel Albert

Rachel Albert

Game On! Art Room Games for Engagement and Instruction

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Caitlyn Thompson

Caitlyn Thompson

Paper Pottery

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Yvonne Lopez Taylor

Yvonne Lopez Taylor

Printmaking Ideas for Your Youngest Students

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Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson

Social and Emotional Artistic Learning (SEAL)

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Caroline Gardner

Caroline Gardner

Simple Ideas for Incorporating Art History

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Debi West

Debi West

Bringing Disciplines Together Through STEAM

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Abby Schukei

Abby Schukei

Spreading Positivity and Kindness Through Art

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Lindsey Moss

Lindsey Moss

The Best Ways to Implement Sketchbooks with Your Students

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Amber Kane

Amber Kane

How to Empower Your Students to Take Charge of Their Art Class Experience

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Amanda O'Shaughnessy

Amanda O'Shaughnessy

Taking a New Look at Ceramics

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Coming soon!

Coming soon!

To be announced!

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Coming soon!

Coming soon!

To be announced!

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A Day to Create

Enjoy a hands-on presentation in every hour throughout the conference. That’s right! Artmaking. Every. Single. Hour.

Attendees receive a Guide to Artmaking prior to the event so you can be ready to create and share your artwork in the exclusive attendee Facebook group.

Busy on the day of the conference?

What if something comes up and you can’t watch live? NO WORRIES!

The Conference After Pass (free with your registration) gives you access to every presentation and every download for a full year after the event has concluded! It also includes:

  • On-Demand Access 24/7/365
  • Every Conference Presentation/Handout/Download
  • Closed Captioning
  • Several Bonus Presentations
  • High Definition Playback

BONUS: FREE Swag Box!

Register now to secure yours!

Imagine receiving a box in the mail bursting with awesome art products, free samples, and test materials to try in your art room. Jackpot!

The first 2,000 conference registrants (in the Continental U.S.) will receive a swag box in the mail prior to the event.

Incredibly affordable to attend!

Art Ed Now is affordable for every art teacher – you get everything (including an entire year of on-demand access) for $149.

If you need approval from your administration to attend, download this letter of support to help with your approval!

Attending as a Group?

Grab your colleagues and attend the Art Ed Now Conference together! Even better, we can offer your district special pricing, so share some information below and we will be in touch.

Yes! I'd like more information!   

How Does it Work?

If you have computer and an email address — and you know how to browse the internet — you already have all you need to attend this incredible event! Once you register, we’ll email you all the information and invitation links you need to access the conference.

1. Register and Pay

2. Event Details Arrive Via Email

3. Attend & Interact on ----July

4. Download PD Certificate

5. Join Us Live or Watch On-Demand for an Entire Year

Attend and Earn 8 PD Hours!

Attend the conference and you’ll receive an official signed certificate of participation documenting 8 hours of professional development. You can present this certificate to your school* to earn PD points or PD hours.

*Always check with your school to ensure compatibility.

Art Ed Now Sponsors

Art Ed Now is sponsored by some truly amazing Art Ed companies. They care about helping art teachers and their students get the best results possible. Please select a sponsor to visit their site and learn more about all they do for art educators everywhere.

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