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Why Art Matters

  • National Art Education Association Black Lives Matter
    Black Lives Matter

    Read and share “Black Lives Matter: An Open Letter to Art Educators on Constructing an Anti-Racist Agenda.”

  • Aug20 Webinar
    FREE Webinar: August 5 | 7-8pm

    Join us for the August webinar, “Teaching Creativity: Developing and Refining Student Ideas.” Register now—free for NAEA members!

  • 2020 Member Exhibit
    2020 NAEA Member Exhibition

    Art educators are accomplished artists! The 2020 NAEA member exhibit is on display now in the NAEA Virtual Gallery.

For Members by Members

Matthew Neylon

Director of Visual and Performing Arts, The Mount Vernon School, Atlanta, GA

Monthly Mentor Posts

  • Each month, a different NAEA member is the guest writer for the NAEA Monthly Mentor Blog. July’s Monthly Mentor is Matthew Neylon, Director of Visual and Performing Arts at The Mount Vernon School in Atlanta, Georgia. Matthew is a graduate of the 2017 NAEA School for Art Leaders and cofounder of CONNECT, an organization that connects art teachers from independent schools around Atlanta with resources and relationships to excel and thrive. He has presented to hundreds of educators and artists annually, on various topics including wellness through the arts, trauma-informed arts education, storytelling, leadership, STEAM/art integration, and curriculum design. Learn more from and about Matthew through the Monthly Mentor blog!

National Art Education Foundation

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invests in innovative initiatives to support instructional practice, research, and leadership in visual arts education.

Save the date for the 2021 NAEA National Convention

March 4-6, 2021 | Chicago, IL, USA


NAEA Virtual Art Educators

Professional learning from anywhere in the world! Access live and archived webinars, workshops, and more. Earn continuing education or university credit!