NAEA clan

  National Art Education Association

I joined Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Student Chapter my freshmen year of college and have stayed loyal to the organization ever since. I have held many officer positions, workshops, outreach programs, and attended multiple conventions in the name of NAEA. I was also lucky enough to present at the San Diego Convention on behalf of my organization and later won the RAEA award for Outstanding Student Chapter in 2015.

NAEA’s goal is to promote the visual arts in education and the community through workshops, networking events, presentations, and volunteer service. Thanks to this organization, I have learned how to collaborate, network, manage events, and create my own workshop lesson. Each year I learn more about what others are doing around the country with art education thanks to this wonderful association.


Pennsylvania Art Education Association

Along with being a national member, I make a strong commitment to Pennsylvania’s Art Education Association. I have attended 3 conventions and held a session at one of the conventions. The PAEA Conventions are extremely important for Art Educators to attend because the information is so current and innovative. It is a great way to network and brainstorm collaborative ideas with neighboring art educators.


Here are posts relating to NAEA… 

Presentation @ 2014 NAEA Convention: San Diego

IUP’s Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association was accepted to present at the NAEA National Convention in San Diego. I was one of the members to be a part of the educators board at the session. Here is the excerpt from the NAEA Convention Schedule that describes our session… 10:00 – 10:50 Student Chapter […]


Bright Ideas Workshop 2014

In the Spring of 2014, I helped to head the NAEA sponsored event: Bright Ideas: Roots and Wings. Indiana University of Pennsylvania NAEA students collaborated with the IUP Museum to design a lesson/studio that focused around their current exhibition. This time, students (grades 3-5th) created an environment found in nature with mixed media based off […]


Raystown Chalk on the Walk

Chalk on the Walk is run by NAEA members and in partnership with the United States Army Corps. of Engineers. This public chalk drawing contest is held every summer and focuses on the theme of water safety at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County. We have local judges come to rank the drawings and cash prizes are handed to the winners. […]


K.A.R.A.T. Charter School Workshop

  NAEA collaborated with One Island to travel to Greensburg’s K.A.R.A.T. School of Learning every other Friday for art lessons in 2012. KARAT School of Learning is a charter school that focuses on kinesthetic approaches to learning. We were asked to come in as visiting artist educators and teach the students about the importance of installation art […]


NAEA Conference in New York City

My very first time at the National Art Education Association Conference.


IUP Chalk on the Walk

National Art Education Association hosts this event in the spring. We run a contest in the Oak Grove where students can engage in chalk drawings in order to win prizes.


Bright Ideas 2011

A National Art Education Association event that is held at least once a semester at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. We take students to the campus museum and give them an art lesson based off of the art in the museum at the time.


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