Although there is plenty to share from the conference, I am still trying to process through it all. So, instead of giving every last detail I am going to select an image and share the big idea from the presenter/workshop/session. I hope to have time to delve a little deeper into some of the themes I am going to share, but I think this is a good starting point:
|One of the many stations in the Vendor Hall.Big Take-away: There were lots of chances to try out new and interesting materials - Apparently they make such a thing as watercolor crayons!|
|Teachers sharing about the Heart Houses/Haiti Houses projects.|
Big Take-away: It is important to connect with teachers from around the country to see how they work with similar or different ideas, materials, and teaching situations.
|Ian Sands and Robert Sandagata's presentation on New Weird Ideas.|
Big Take-away: Failure and risk-taking are a part of being creative and making art; do not be afraid to allow your students this opportunity in the pursuit of making something new.
Learning about monoprinting with Julia Healy.
Big Take-away: Interesting process to create portraits and investigate people's histories within a community.
|Jesus Moroles speaks about his work as a sculptor.|
Big Take-away: People don't know what they want; it is the job of the artist to show them.
|Michael Reyes with his High School Art Teacher who entered his work that received a National Scholastic Award.|
Big Take-away: Art teachers have the power to change people's lives and help them realize the power they have within.
|New Leadership team for the NAEA|
Big Take-away: There are a lot of exciting things to look forward with NAEA - including the next conference in San Diego, 2014!
If you have a favorite moment from the 2013 conference, please share below with a link to images/posts/resources. What did you think of the event? What were some of the things you learned and how will they help you back in your classroom?