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Art Educators of New Jersey 15th Annual Convention 2017, “Beyond Looking”
October 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) annual conference, “Beyond Looking,” will be held Oct. 1- 3 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa, in Long Branch. The theme for this year’s conference will challenge you to look and see beyond the everyday, through enhanced perception and observation.
The AENJ annual conference offers over 140 presentations and hands-on workshops presented by artists, scholars and fellow educators. Innovative ideas for art-making, designing arts curriculum and assessments, applying social media and digital technologies to artistic endeavors, art and special populations, 21st-century skills and more will be addressed.
An Exhibitor Fair features commercial exhibitors and colleges, displaying the latest books, software, equipment, studio and art supplies and art media. Also featured will be the President’s Party and Awards Event, a Museum Information Fair, Creative Marketplace, YAM Exhibits, 1st Annual Members Pop Up Art Show, and Monday afternoon Social Hour.
Keynote speakers include children’s book author Herve’ Tullet, artist and educator Jean Shin, artist Lily Yeh, private art adviser Kristy Bryce, and photographer, write and filmmaker Corinne May Botz.
An early bird registration fee of $135 expires at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 17. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 18 and continuing onsite, the fee is $185. A non-member conference registration fee is $300.