Inspiring Sessions at NAEA on Eco-Art Ed

I haven’t had a chance to report on the many inspiring sessions I went to at the National Art Education Association conference in March in New York City this spring.  For the first time, I found sessions on environmental art education every day at the conference, presented by educators from all over the word.  I learned about the SustainABILITY program at the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University; they are doing some beautiful ceramic work in gardens with children, as well as bird houses, plant pots, stepping stones and garden stakes.  I listened to Linda and Mark Keane’s presentation on their new website, which tracks how to the greening of schools through collage and drawing.  Virginia Freyermuth described the work she has been doing with the Connecting Oceans Academy on Rhode Island; her descriptions of the art-based, cross-curricular integrations to learn about marine life was exciting.  And I was also introduced to the innovative work going on in Finland on nature-based approaches to art-making, through the work of Pirkko Pohjakallio and Jan van Boeckel; I’ll write more about their website in a future blog.)  There were so many sessions on eco-art education that I didn’t make it to all of them, which was a turning point at NAEA – and I hope a trend that will continue in the future!

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