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Join Thousands of Art Teachers from Around the World!

Enjoy a day full of artmaking, creativity, and discovery with thousands of art teachers from around the world—all without leaving your home! You’ll walk away with loads of inspired ideas, resources, and downloads you can immediately implement into your art room.

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Meet Your Hosts

The NOW Conference will be hosted by Art Ed Radio Host Tim Bogatz & Director of K-12 PD Amanda Heyn.

Featured Presenter: Phil Hansen

Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author, innovator, and advocate for advancing art education. He’s most well-known for his meta-art, showing millions that art is action, not just result. His Embrace the Shake TED Talk is a favorite of art teachers everywhere. Phil is also the author of Tattoo a Banana and the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing free, high-quality art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.

Presentation:
We face limitations daily. What if there’s a way to listen to our limitations and make them work for us, not against us? Phil will share a personal story about turning his limitation into an act of creativity that completely changed his artistic horizons. He will discuss how we can change our lives by not only overcoming but embracing our limitations. 

Summer 2021 NOW Conference Presentations

Check out our presenters! Remember to check back regularly for additions to the lineup.

Yaz Gaté

Yaz Gaté

Empowering Creative Students

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Candido Crespo

Candido Crespo

Exploring the World of Comic Art

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Jerald Robinson

Jerald Robinson

Everything is a Canvas

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Rachel Albert

Rachel Albert

Takeaways From a Virtual Art Show

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Yvonne Lopez Taylor

Yvonne Lopez Taylor

Creating Simple Collagraphs

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Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

7 Tips for Easier Assessment

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Caitlyn Thompson

Caitlyn Thompson

Developing Cross-Curricular Connections Through Weaving

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Matt Young

Matt Young

Sculptural Monster Battles

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Abby Schukei

Abby Schukei

An Introduction to Slip Casting

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Karen Kiick

Karen Kiick

Lessons Learned From Hybrid Teaching

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Catie Nasser

Catie Nasser

Automatas and Design Thinking

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Dash Swani

Dash Swani

Teacher Self-Care

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Sharonda Harris-Marshall

Sharonda Harris-Marshall

Making Art to Meet the Moment

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Stan Dodson

Stan Dodson

Bookmaking and Visual Journaling

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Jonathan Juravich

Jonathan Juravich

Why Art and SEL are Perfect Together

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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Best Practices for Recording Instructional Videos

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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!
  • Over 20 highly-practical and relevant art ed presentations, handpicked and expertly curated by AOEU.
  • Useful downloads ensure you can actually put the tips and strategies you learn to use right away in your real-world art room.

An Exciting Day for The Art Team

You can enjoy a full day of artmaking and discussion with your district art team. Districts have access to special team pricing, meaning you won’t have to pay out of pocket.

If you need your administrator’s approval to attend on your own, all you need to do is download this letter of support.

I WANT TO ATTEND WITH MY TEAM   

You Deserve This

Your career is worth it, your students are worth it, and you are worth it! This is the super-affordable professional learning experience every art teacher deserves. Best of all, if for any reason you don’t enjoy or get value out of the conference, we’ll refund 100% of your purchase, no questions asked.

NOW Conference Sponsors

The NOW Conference is sponsored by some truly amazing art ed companies. Companies that care about helping art teachers and their students get the best results possible.

Sponsors added regularly. Become one!