NAEA Summer Programs for Visual Arts Educators

Summer 2017


SummerStudio: Blick Art Education Workshops

June 19-20, 2017 | NAEA Studio & Gallery, 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA

NAEA has joined forces with Blick Art Materials to offer members two days of free workshops at the NAEA Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, VA. Engage in hands-on collaboration, led by Blick Art Educators, exploring Standards-based lessons that are adaptable for all ages. Workshops will run from 9:00am – 3:30pm, with lunch on your own in artful Old Town Alexandria. Four lessons will be presented—one each half-day. Choose to attend one or both days. Smile! Blick will be recording these workshops to share online as instructional videos.


SummerStudio: Craft in America - Themes and Practices of Contemporary Art

June 25-29, 2017 | Kutztown, PA

Kutztown University—in partnership with the National Art Education Association and Craft In America, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization with a mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work—is pleased to offer “SummerStudio | Craft In America: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft.” This four and a half day series of workshops will provide unique opportunities for participants to deepen their involvement with craft mediums and processes while working with artists featured in the award-winning PBS series, Craft In America. Each day will consist of presentations and demonstrations, focused studio work, and mini-sessions devoted to taking ideas and craft sensibilities back to the classroom. An overarching theme will be the role of craft in contemporary society, as seen through the range of perspectives provided by our special guest artists.


SummerStudio: STEAM For Art Educators

June 26-29, 2017, NAEA Studio & Gallery, 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA

Spend three days with a team of seasoned STEAM art educators to engage in hands-on and technology-based experiences in the NAEA Studio & Gallery. Investigate new avenues of artistic exploration by integrating the STEM disciplines to create STEAM lessons that align specifically to your unique teaching environment.


SummerStudio: Design Thinking for Social Equity

July 18-22, 2017 | Dallas, TX

SummerStudio: Design Thinking for Social Equity will explore the visionary role of Human-Centered Design to guide learners in the creative problem solving process of Design Thinking, an inventive process through which problems are identified, solutions proposed and produced, and the results evaluated.

SPONSORED BY University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communications (ATEC); Crayola; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Gensler


SummerVision DC

July 18-21, 2017 | Washington, DC

Immerse yourself in The Museum Experience by spending four, art-filled days in Washington, D.C. exploring permanent collections, current exhibitions, and the museums—as works of art! Whether you are a preservice, novice, veteran, or retired art or non-art educator who participates in schools, museums, art organizations, or other settings, SummerVision is designed to nurture YOU, the nurturer as an active learner!

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