SummerStudio: STEAM For Art Educators

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.

June 26-29, 2017

NAEA Studio & Gallery, 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Learning Objectives

  • Investigate the basic tenants of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.
  • Engage in hands-on learning in a collaborative, studio environment to discover how to create STEAM-based lessons.
  • Identify strategies to support STEAM initiatives in your particular school environment.

Workshop Sessions

  • STEAM Rising
  • Beyond Pinterest: STEAM Challenges
  • STEAM in the Studio!
  • MaKey MaKey the Conductive Art
  • STEAMimation
  • Connect the Dots and Build the Future

Studio Workshop Program

Monday, June 26
Travel to the NAEA Studio & Gallery, 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA, settle in, and attend the opening night orientation and dinner reception.

Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28
Begin your morning with a continental breakfast while building new connections with art educators from around the country. Spend two full days diving into a variety of STEAM challenges. Design, collaborate, and innovate with teams while discovering how to apply these new skills and experiences to your teaching. Enjoy an extended lunch on your own to fully experience artful Alexandria. Finish your day with time to relax and explore the greater Washington, DC, area.

Thursday, June 29th
Wrap up your STEAM challenges with time for finishing touches, discussion, and planning as we celebrate new understandings and applications for art education. Finish with lunch and time to travel home or stay over for more exciting opportunities in Washington, DC.

Workshop Presenters

Andrew D. Watson is the Fine Arts Instructional Specialist for Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia. Previously, he taught digital art and design, animation, and game design in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), Virginia. Andrew co-developed the FCPS STEAM Project which transformed four Elementary School STEM Labs with minimal support and no integration with the arts into over 100 fully integrated Elementary School STEAM programs and three Maker Spaces. He a visual and media artist, educator, and STEAM education policy advisor, as well as is the recipient of NAEA’s Art Education Technology Interest Group’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

Meredith K. Cosier is a Fairfax County Public Schools Art Specialist who has developed STEAM programs for privileged and disadvantaged school populations, both with and without funding. She has developed and taught Maker Education K-9 curriculums for the Smithsonian Associates summer camps, including Video Game Design, Animation, and Physical Computing Sculpture. She teaches K-6 Fine Art and STEAM-Integrated Art Lab in Fairfax County Public Schools and spends summers teaching Video Game Design and Maker’s Education camps with the Smithsonian Summer Associates. She can be found making tremendous interdisciplinary messes with other humans in Virginia and Washington, DC.

Michelle Land is a passionate Art Specialist at Stratford Landing Elementary who focuses on cross-curricular education. She is a part of the core Project-Based Learning (PBL) Team for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and she spends her evenings facilitating after- school programs and training teachers on delivering PBL instruction. To share her love of art and engineering, she runs an art club and yearbook club, and helps with a program called Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS).


NAEA Members: $249 | $299*; Non-members: $295 | $349*

*Discounted rate is for registration before 5/19/17.


This program has reached capacity. Registration is now closed.

Program is open to members or non-members and is limited to 30 people.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation prior to May 26 will result in a $50 cancellation fee. After May 26, 2017, no refunds will be issued.


There are several hotels in the greater Alexandria/Washington, DC, area, Alexandria is two Metro stops from Reagan National Airport,

Special discounted rates are available at the NEW Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria. To make a reservation, please call 877-846-3446 and reference the “National Art Education Association”.

  • May 3 – June 30: $219/night
  • July 1 – August 31: $169/night

Earn University Credit

Earn one unit of professional development through CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education for attending STEAM for Art Educators.


Contact: Dennis Inhulsen
NAEA Chief Learning Officer

NAEA Studio & Gallery Generously Supported by Blick Art Materials

Blick Gallery

NAEA Studio & Gallery | 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314