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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.
Check out our presenters! Remember to check back regularly for additions to the lineup.
Kevin Honeycutt grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. He spent 13 years teaching K-12 art in public school and 17 years leading creative adventure summer camps for kids of all ages. As he observed education around the country, he collected powerful experiences that continue to influence his conversations and work with educators. In his life, he’s gone from being a kid doing stints in foster care to traveling the globe, talking to audiences of educators, businesspeople, and kids.
Join Kevin for an inspirational talk about teaching, creativity, and connecting with students. In this live session, he will talk about his experiences as a student and teacher, making learning meaningful through creativity, and how teachers can be successful as they learn and try new things.
Jerald Robinson is the art teacher at Tapp Middle School in Cobb County, GA. He is in his 16th year of teaching, his seventh year at Tapp, and his third year in the art position. Formerly, he was a special education teacher. Robinson hopes to inspire others and spread love through his art.
We are all facing a challenging teaching situation this year, but those challenges can be exacerbated if students don’t have the supplies they need. In this presentation, Jerald will reveal how he engages students with minimal supplies.
Jenn Russell welcomes students into her art room at Hebron High School with an impressive array of visual stimulation and color. She loves popsicle stick jokes, chocolate, tchotchkes, and color (did we mention that?). When she has time, you can find her reading a good book, dabbling with pencils, or photographing the great outdoors of Texas.
Whether seeing your students online or in-person, it is important that you create a welcoming environment for them to thrive. In this presentation, Jenn will share her tried-and-true methods for welcoming students into the classroom and setting them up for success.
For over a decade, Lindsey Moss has worked her dream job of being an elementary art teacher in Yorkville, Illinois. She enjoys art history and finding creative artistic solutions to educational challenges. Moss believes that art class is the place where students can learn to be creative problem-solvers in a technology-saturated world.
After numerous changes this school year, countless teachers are finding themselves teaching from a cart. That change brings a whole new set of challenges. In this presentation, Lindsey will share practical methods for teaching from a cart and other epiphanies she’s had about how to be successful, no matter your teaching situation.
Janani is an art educator for both a high school and a youth community arts center in Chicago. Her teaching provides students with the resources they need to think and create critically to respond to their environment through drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic design.
One of the biggest challenges for art students is visually expressing the ideas in their heads. In this presentation, Janani will discuss how she guides students through the entire creative process, helping them understand how to further develop their creativity and translate it into successful work.
As a classroom teacher, Yvonne used art to make connections with academics. Now, as a studio art teacher, she works to seamlessly merge the two. She is continuously amazed by the work her students create and how they see the world. Art, cheeseburgers, and talking and collaborating with others have always been a few of her favorite things. She is a Texas native who studied in Wisconsin only to return to the Lone Star state to share her passion.
Discover past and present Latin American artists through children’s books and artwork. Yvonne will take you on a tour, exploring a colorful world of culture and people from places like Peru, Cuba, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the United States. With each location, you will find a connected book, artist, and lesson ideas.
In 2011, Sasha Miller landed her dream job of teaching art in Cedarburg, WI. Since then, she has been in the same district but experienced many changes ranging from co-teaching to teaching part-time, full-time, on a cart, in her own space, and between three schools. Amidst all the changes, one constant remains for Sasha: her love of teaching and witnessing her students grow as young artists. She believes that every child is unique and has something special to offer.
Sketchbooks are a great place for students to brainstorm ideas, experiment with new techniques, and practice their art. As art teachers, we run into the challenge of finding affordable sketchbooks that students will find practical and engaging to make. Sasha ran into this dilemma and was determined to come up with a solution—and she did! She cannot wait to show you this one-of-a-kind sketchbook that is easy to make (even for virtual learners) and loved by students and teachers alike.
Candido Crespo is a husband, father, artist, and art educator and has taught in the Central Islip Union Free School District in NY for 14 years. He firmly believes that art teachers are at their best when they not only teach others but also create for themselves.
Get ready to have some fun as Candido helps you discover the wonderful world of monoprints! Learn how to use Nasco’s monoprint pads to create a wide variety of prints while bringing essential art concepts to your students. Candido will get your ideas flowing with specific techniques that will work for both your own artmaking and what you do in your classroom.
Sarah Krajewski is a PreK-5th grade art educator in Cambridge, WI. She is passionate about encouraging positive self-affirmations and strong mental health in her classroom by being there for her students mentally, emotionally, and artistically. Sarah is a magazine writer for The Art of Education University and loves sharing her classroom ideas with other educators. She also enjoys being an artist, creating her own bright, happy abstract paintings and wearable art.
In this presentation that focuses on mental health, Sarah will show you how to create a visual representation of your circle of control. It can be filled with knots, marks, scribbles, and splashes of color, all of which can represent your feelings. You will also learn how to identify and practice listing the things that belong inside and outside your circle of control.
Amanda O’Shaughnessy is an elementary art teacher in Overland Park, KS. She holds undergraduate degrees in art and art history and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Amanda has over eight years of teaching experience in a wide variety of settings, ranging from teaching from a cart to developing curated art tours. In addition to teaching art, she is passionate about applying her creative efforts to the company she runs with her husband: Ocean and Sea. Follow her creative journeys on Instagram at @oceanandsea and @studioart.club.
In this presentation, Amanda will demonstrate how to reuse and recycle art materials as you turn your swag box into an abstract sculpture. Join her to explore ideas for experimenting with sculpture and how the Canary Box Cutter can make life easier for you and your students while creating 3D artwork.
Don Masse teaches at Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, a public elementary school with a visual arts focus. He writes about his art room experiences on his blog, www.shinebritezamorano.com, and is a contributing editor for Arts & Activities magazine, where he shares ways to incorporate living artists into the elementary art curriculum.
In this presentation, Don will demonstrate digital collage experiments you can use both in person or for distance learning. He will show how his students experiment using different technologies and share projects that are sure to engage your students!
Dr. Theresa Haugen is a high school visual art teacher in Maple Grove, MN, an adjunct professor at The Art of Education University, and a freelancer in photography and graphic design. She also serves on the board of directors for the Lowe Syndrome Association as the marketing director, overseeing branding. Her teaching passion is guiding students to find their visual voice through conceptual thinking, collaboration, and visual narratives.
In this presentation, Theresa will show projects that combine literacy skills, empowering students to create art for others’ writing. Art literacy skills often focus on writing about their own art, but these projects will walk them through the skills needed to be professional illustrators. Theresa has teamed up with a literacy specialist to improve the brainstorming stage using proven literacy methods.
Dr. Toni Marie Bailey is an adjunct professor and admissions counselor at AOEU, and a middle school art teacher, and fine arts chair in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned both her B.A. in Fine Arts and M.A.T. in special and general education from Xavier University of Louisiana. A few years later, in 2018, she earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. In her free time, she loves gardening, cooking, and traveling the world with her husband and daughter.
Join Toni for an exciting artmaking session featuring the ‘Pop Art Animals’ lesson from AOEU’s FLEX Curriculum. Whether you want to make art for yourself or take a lesson back to the classroom, this presentation will be the perfect chance to break out the watercolors and start creating!
Sharonda Harris-Marshall is an independent filmmaker, a photographer, an instructor, and an artist. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Spring Hill College. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Sharonda is artistically inspired by the colorful joie de vivre lifestyle and history of the American Gulf Coast.
In this live Q&A session, Sharonda will discuss the steps all artists can take to stay creative, even in difficult times. She will share where she finds inspiration, how she continues to make art, and how we can all do the same.
Jennifer Leban is a National Board Certified Teacher, who is a technology teacher and library media specialist at Jefferson Elementary School in Elmhurst, Illinois. She previously taught art and technology for grades 6-8. Jen is a 2020 Illinois State Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow, and a member of the LAX18 Google Certified Innovator Cohort. Her Innovator Project, Reset EDU, is a YouTube channel that strives to motivate, empower, and inspire teachers to embrace new ideas for learning and teaching.
In this session, Jen will show you how to create simple GIFs with your students in the virtual and in-person art rooms. From instructional tools to fun digital animation projects, you will discover ideas to excite both you and your students. (Please note: The focus will be primarily centered on Chromebook usage, but some options for iOS devices will be included.)
Libby is an art teacher who, along with her husband and three children, has called Kentucky, Kenya, Qatar, India, Norway and South Korea “home” over the past 20 years. She is passionate about art, creating, and sharing space with people who love the same things!
The past several months have reminded us of the importance of creating, especially in the midst of life’s difficulties. As art teachers, we can show our students how to use art and creativity to face life’s challenges. In this presentation, Libby will share ways we can continue to create and encourage our students to do the same, no matter what life throws our way.
Jocelyn Stephens joined the art education field in the fall of 2017 and currently serves as a 6th grade art teacher in Houston, Texas. Over the past 15 years, her realm of creativity has encompassed drawing, photography, graphic design, and painting. Jocelyn’s goal is to foster creative confidence in youth and provide exposure to the arts that will benefit them well beyond their adolescent years.
In this presentation, Jocelyn will show you how to breathe new life into an old medium. Markers can be a great tool because of their accessibility and ease of use, but we rarely go beyond the most simple lessons and ideas. Learn how you can mix colors, create beautiful landscapes, and so much more with the simple markers you already have on hand!
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Enjoy a hands-on presentation 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.
What if something comes up and you can’t watch live? NO WORRIES!
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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 will receive a swag box in the mail prior to the event.
We have a December 15th registration deadline for you to receive a swag box!
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.