Artificial Intelligence and Art Education, Part II: Ethics and Impact


Artificial Intelligence and Art Education, Part II: Ethics and Impact

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
FREE for NAEA members; $49 for nonmembers

This presentation explores the impact of artificial intelligence on today’s art education practices. It also provides suggestions for art educators interested in the incorporation of AI technology into art curricula, or those concerned about ethical issues involving the use of AI. Recently, many educators, engineers, and administrators have addressed the need to prepare for the changes AI may cause, but many art educators may also feel unprepared for these changes as they pertain to the intersection of AI, visual arts, and creativity. Using machines as a creative agency is a relatively new concept, and, in some ways, AI-generated art challenges traditional definitions of creativity. In this presentation, three art educators who teach in secondary and postsecondary education settings will share their thoughts and experiences related to AI’s impact on K–16 education.

The webinar will introduce the following:

1. How high school students use AI technology in art classrooms.

2. How preservice art teachers explore the possibilities and risks of AI.

3. How college foundations students are encouraged to reexamine the role of creativity in artmaking processes and push creative boundaries.  

In addition, the presenters will examine the ethics and risks teachers and students should be aware of when utilizing AI tools. 

Megan Fowler

Ed.S in Art Education; Art Educator, Seckinger High School, Buford, Georgia

As a veteran teacher for 14 years, Megan Fowler is an art education specialist who currently teaches AP Studio, AP Art History, Graphic Design, and Digital Design at Seckinger High School in Buford, Georgia. Fowler was awared the Archer High School Teacher of the Year in 2018, and she was also a recipient of the Piedmont University Alumni Pacesetter Award in 2019. 

Borim Song

Professor of Art Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Borim Song is a professor of art education at the School of Art and Design of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She holds her EdD and EdM from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Her scholarly interests include new technologies for art education, online education practice, and contemporary art in K–12 curriculum.

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