Art Education conference held at Miami

Inaugural event with attendees from area wide universities

registration at the Art Ed conferenceMiami University Art Education, in conjunction with the College of Creative Arts and the Miami University Art Museum, presented the 2017 Pre-Service Art Educator Conference on Sunday, Oct. 8. The inaugural event began in the Art Building and concluded at the Art Museum.

organizers and Mary StankowiczStephanie Danker and Stephanie Baer, Assistant Professors of Art at Miami were the primary organizers of the event that included over 100 attendees. Participants included Art education students and faculty from Miami, Northern Kentucky University, Mt. St. Joseph, Bowling Green State University, Youngstown State, University of Dayton and University of Illinois. 

Stephanie Danker and Stephanie Baer
with Mary Ann Stankiewicz

The day-long event included networking and community building opportunities for pre-service art educators, faculty and local teachers. Many regional and national art material vendors donated samples for participants and student representatives of the Miami NAEA provided screen printed bags for all of the attendees.

The conference focused on programming for pre-service educators who plan to teach with and through visual arts. It also offered the opportunity for students to ask questions about professions and to begin to build a professional network. 

Eighteen Miami Art Education alumni presented at the conference. Additionally, there were presentations from K-12 art teachers, community art educators, art museum educators and an art therapist. Dr. Mary Ann Stankiewicz, an internationally-recognized art educator from Penn State, delivered the conference’s keynote address. 

The concluding session was held at the Miami University Art Museum, where participants were able to hear from Director Bob Wicks and view the Faculty and Alumni Exhibition, currently at the Art Museum through December 16.

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at the Art Museum