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Program

Your NAEA National Convention registration gives you access to hundreds of concurrent sessions presented by art education professionals from all over the world! Additionally, you can choose to enhance your experience by purchasing tickets for special workshops, events, and tours. 

Daily Schedules

Daily schedules will be available this fall. Check back soon!

Choose from Choose from more than 690 concurrent sessions that are included with your registration.
No tickets or advance sign-up are required for concurrent sessions. They are open to all registered attendees.

Ticketed Sessions

Extend your convention experience by purchasing tickets to participate in additional learning opportunities. See the sights and roll up your sleeves for dozens of workshops, tours, and events offered in addition to the hundreds of concurrent sessions!

 

Tickets are available in limited quantities, on a first-come, first-served basis. Some opportunities sell out quickly. Advance tickets may only be purchased through the Convention registration portal while or after registering.

Download lists of ticketed options below.*

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*The above lists are not updated in real time. Some workshops, tours. or events may be sold out.

Featured Speakers

OK GO SANDBOX

Damian Kulash, Jr. of OK Go, and
AnnMarie Thomas of the Playful Learning Lab

General Session

Thursday, March 26, 8:30-9:50 am

OK Go Sandbox is an online resource for educators that uses the Grammy Award-winning band OK Go’s music videos as starting points for students to explore various STEAM concepts. Join OK Go lead singer and guitarist Damian Kulash, Jr. and AnnMarie Thomas, Founder and Director of the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas, as they share an inside view of this resource and how it can be used by art educators everywhere.

 
 

BLUE DELLIQUANTI

Artist Series
Thursday, March 26, 11:00 am-11:50 pm

Since 2012 Blue Delliquanti has drawn and serialized the Prism Award-winning science fiction comic O Human Star. Blue is also the co-creator of the graphic novel Meal (with Soleil Ho), published through Iron Circus Comics, and The ‘Stan (with David Axe and Kevin Knodell), published through Dead Reckoning.

 

DANNY SAATHOFF

Artist Series
Thursday, March 26, 12-12:50 pm

Danny Saathoff has been creating jewelry for 15 years since he earned his Design in Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Recently, he has ventured into creating full-scale works of art. Saathoff’s style is centered around the assembly of everyday items into unusual and inspiring artwork.

 

XAVIER TAVERA

Artist Series
Friday, March 27, 9-9:50 am

After moving from Mexico City to the United States, Xavier Tavera learned what it felt like to be part of a subculture: the immigrant community. His images have offered insight into the diversity of numerous communities and given a voice to those who are
often invisible.

PHIL HANSEN

Super Session
Friday, March 27, 11-11:50 am

Phil Hansen is a multimedia artist who works at the intersection of traditional visual art, pointillism, and offbeat techniques. In high school, Hansen was diagnosed with permanent nerve damage that he thought would deter his dream of being an artist. After finding his way back to art, Hansen embarked on a journey to embrace his limitation.

 
 

SEITU KEN JONES

Artist Series
Friday, March 27, 1-1:50 pm

Seitu Ken Jones is a Saint Paul-based artist whose interdisciplinary practice considers the historical construct of race and the desire to restore communities through food, conversation, and beauty. His practice aspires to create environmental and public artwork that honors and inspires these communities.

 

THOM KNAB

General Session
Friday, March 27, 4-5:20 pm

NAEA President Thomas Knab will help us gain perspective on the vast importance of our vibrant NAEA community and how we can advance visual arts education together. National awards and honors will be presented at this special session as well.

 

A CONVERSATION WITH THREE CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS

General Session
Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:50 am

Join Dyani White Hawk, Jonathan Thunder, and Gwen Westerman as they share how they interpret modern Native American life through their art. Highlighting the strength of Indigenous arts through personal histories, the artists exemplify diverse and rich contemporary interpretations through painting, fibers, video production, animation, and mixed media.

PHILIP NOYED

Super Session
Saturday, March 28, 11-11:50 am

Philip Noyed is a multimedia artist who creates luminous
art that explores 2D, 3D, and Virtual Reality dimensions.
His “contemporary stained glass” installations represent the quintessential contemporary art movement—making use of creative technology that is changing the way art is experienced today.

 

IFRAH MANSOUR

Artist Series
Saturday, March 28, 12-12:50 pm

Ifrah Mansour is a multimedia artist, educator, and Somali refugee whose work is “created for children” so that the “next Somali generation will have access to their history in the most authentic, beautiful, and wholesome way.”

 
 

THE SOMALI MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA: WEAVING DEMONSTRATION AND DISCUSSION

Artist Series
Saturday, March 27, 1-1:50 pm

Using no loom or frame, Somali nomads weave mats by hand to cover their houses. Teachers Ardho Ismail, Amina Shire, Xalwo Duale, and Hawa Aden will give hands-on demonstrations and share information about traditional Somali weaving, as translated by the Somali Museum Founder and Executive Director Osman Mohamed Ali and Program Director Adan Dirie.

 

PLACE MATTERS: MINNESOTA CLAY ARTISTS

Artist Series
Saturday, March 28, 2-2:50 pm

Coming from very different starting points, the clay artists of Place Matters (Kelly Connole, Anna Metcalfe, Katayoun Amjadi, and Juliane Shibata) have found a place within Minnesota’s creative community—acknowledging their diverse beginnings and the value of a personal expression. Each artist pulls from their experiences as transplants from Iran, rural Virginia, and Montana via San Francisco, to help define how they integrate their personal histories with the traditions of Minnesota in their work.

 

EDO POP: POPULAR CULTURE IN PREMODERN JAPAN AND ITS IMPACT ON ARTISTS TODAY

Featured Speaker
Saturday, March 28, 3-3:50 pm

Gain an overview of the social milieu of Japan’s “floating world” and the artists who immortalized it through their prints during this session led by Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Learn how the works of active contemporary artists across the globe reference “Edo Pop” while focusing squarely on life in the 21st century. This session is supported by National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

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