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Studio is a place for thinking and making sense of stuff: a place of study. Studio is playing with ideas, materials, words, and movement. My studio is times of wondering and wandering in playful lands of artistic explorations with people of all ages. Here's my travel log.


It’s that NAEA time of the year

With Spring comes the annual convention of the National Art Education Association (NAEA).  Every year we meet in a different city, and soon I’ll be off to Seattle to join my fellow educators. It is always a joyful occasion, a time for seeing friends and meeting peers, and an opportunity to hear and learn from different people in the field

This year I will be busy with several presentations:
- at the Research Pre-Conference I will be presenting with my friends Andrea Kantrowitz and Sean Justice. I am especially excited about this collaboration in the intersection of research in art education and neuroscience;
- I will be part of a panel of authors presenting a book we contributed to, edited by Chris Schulte and Tina Thompson. My chapter, Fighting the Mad King: Play, Art, and Adventure in an Early Childhood Art Studio, focuses on playful adventures and ownership of learning in artistic practices with young children;
- My first individual session will be a museum education-based game in which participants are called to outline ways in which museum education can foster creative empathy and responsible citizenship in specific contexts;
- I will also be presenting on a multi-year study of young children’s artistic explorations in the art studio.

I look forward to hearing from my colleagues and learn about new research and practices. See you in Seattle!

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