Want to know what happens at a
National Art Education Convention?
Hang on to your hats! First stop we headed over to the Convention Center for the first general session. If you are like me your past experience at the general sessions are hit or miss. Some speakers are fab while others are a little dry. New Orleans nailed it!
Tim Gunn was in the house at this convention and he did not disappoint. In fact, his discussion type presentation was so intimate and inspirational you felt he was talking to you individually. So many art teachers were moved to tears because he inspired us so greatly. Tim Gunn we love you!
Ok, time to hit the vendors hall. It really is the Mecca for art teachers. All the big players were there: Dick Blick, Sax, Crayola, Liquidex, Faber Castell, Prang and Elmers Glue to name a few.
I love this eraser! It is huge.
Hands on Activities
Building a paper horse
designing a fabulous outfit out of scraps of fabric.
All types of notions!
Need a catalog to find art supplies?
Stop by School Speciality – Sax Arts and Crafts.
We created fun crowns while testing new products from Faber Castell
and then stopped by their photo booth!
Next stop is to choose a session.
Now this is where there is a problem.
So many great ones and so little time!
Elementary Carousel of Learning: Teacher Art Blogs
Phyllis Brown of There’s a Dragon in my Art Room, Cassie Stephens, Sheryl Depp of Primary Art with Mrs. Depp, Jen Dahl and myself presented a fast paced session about blogging.
Nic Hahn of Mini Matisse and myself with our blogger buddy Don Masse of Shine Brite Zamorano. Don sent his stand in little Han Solo to keep an eye on us silly girls!
Another session I attended was Phyl Brown’s
“Design Your Art Program to
‘Say Yes to the Mess’ ”
Even after teaching for almost 20 years we learned so many helpful tips from this veteran teacher! Awesome session.
Of course Cassie Stephens session was standing room only.
Are you surprised?
Blogger buddy Amy Zschaber from
had a great session for middle school teachers.
And of course our blogger meet up at the
Art of Education!
What great fun with some crazy art teachers!
Now lets head on over for some
Loved walking along the Mississippi River.
Finally, there is the fun art and architecture
through out the city and French Quarter.
Next, a visit to the
French Market and Farmer’s Market.
You can find everything, even the
Lastly, the famous Blue Dog Gallery!
And of course
If you have never been to the
NAEA National Art Convention,
hopefully you will consider it!
What a terrific time to recharge your teaching batteries and gather great ideas
from others in your field.
Hope to see you in Chicago in 2016!