NAEA Open Studio Conversations: Writing for Art Education

NAEA Open Studio Conversations: Writing for Art Education
Thursday, October 26 
Cost: FREE!

Are you inspired to share an article on topics like creative pedagogy, authentic art learning, effective teaching methods, community-based art education, museum education, equity, diversity, and inclusion, or any other subject that directly enriches classroom practices? Perhaps you have a unique teaching concept inspired by an artwork, ready to be transformed into an instructional resource? Whether you have a budding idea or a polished paper, we invite you to submit it to Art Education. As the official journal of NAEA, Art Education explores diverse professional themes relevant to art educators, spanning from preK to university levels—including preservice educators, researchers, scholars, and many more. Join us in shaping the future of art education and be a reflexive practitioner!

Please note that participation in this live event or recording does not include NAEA professional learning credit. 

Ami Kantawala

Senior Editor

Dr. Ami Kantawala is an adjunct associate professor in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Boston University's online Master of Art Education program. She has pioneered coursework on the History of Art Education and designed leadership-focused online courses for Boston University. With a BFA from Sir J. J. School of Applied Art and an EdD from Teachers College, she was awarded the Eastern Region Higher Art Educator of the Year award in 2017 and the Mac Arthur Goodwin Award in 2023. She has been published widely, while actively participating in art education conferences and associations and is currently wrapping up her final issue as Senior Editor of Art Education.

Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis

Senior Editor

Dr. Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis is an assistant professor of Art Education; Asian Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University’s School of Visual Arts. Her interdisciplinary research and teaching interests lie in the areas of critical youth studies, decolonizing, land-based theories, and critical race, transnational feminist approaches to art educational praxis, as well as qualitative research methodologies. Her research has been acknowledged through many NAEA awards, including the Manuel Barkan Award, Eugene Grigsby Award, Grace Hampton Lecture, and Mary Rouse Early Research Award. She has been widely published with articles appearing in Studies in Art EducationVisual Arts Research, and the International Journal of Education Through Arts, the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, Educational Studies, and the Journal of Cultural Studies & Critical Methodologies, and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. She has published three edited books with INSEA, Peter Lang, and through the NAEA-Routledge co-publishing partnership, in addition to invited book chapters in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum StudiesMediated Youth Readers, and Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back.  

Kendall Crabbe

Assistant Editor

Kendall Crabbe earned her PhD in Art and Visual Culture Education from the School of Art at the University of Arizona in May of 2022. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, and a BA in Art History from Tufts University. 

Since July 2019, Kendall has served as the Assistant Editor of Art Education, and she recently began a new consultant role in Research and Advancement for the Associate Vice President of Equity in the Arts at the University of Arizona. 

Kendall employs participatory pedagogies in graduate, undergraduate, K–12, museum, and community-based contexts. Employing a critical theoretical framework, her scholarship focuses on youth participatory action research in the arts. She has also presented at national conferences and published articles in Art Education and the Journal of Museum Education.

Luke Meeken

Instructional Resource Editor

Luke is an assistant professor of Art Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, on the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people. This year he is beginning his tenure as the instructional resources editor for Art Education, and he will soon begin serving as the coordinator for the Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education. His focus is on the cultivation of critical sensitivities to the material qualities of digital and physical places of arts learning. 

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