Teaching Art It's Your Super Power! CAEA 2019 State Conference November 14 to 17, 2019 McClellan Conference Center 5411 Luce Avenue, McClellan, CA 95652

Conference Administrator: Nancy Andrzejczak, c[email protected]
Registration Questions: Linda Stevenson, [email protected] 
Telephone: 626.233.7879

Conference Overview

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The 2019 CAEA State Conference will be November 14–17 in Sacramento at the McClellan Conference Center. We will literally take over the place for the weekend!

Affordability is the key to this conference with low hotel prices, two dinners included in registration, and free parking—plus loads more.

Our conference app is taking shape, so download and begin to plan your personal agenda while networking with your friends. You can check out speakers, tours, master classes and more on the app! Here's the link for the new event: https://download.socio.events/event/MzY2NA%3D%3D

If you were on the app last year, just follow these easy instructions to switch to this year’s event: https://help.ea.socio.events/en/articles/3172602-switch-events


2019 THEME: Teaching Visual Art: It’s your SUPER POWER!

The general schedule will be as follows: (Remember this a quick peek—for the full picture download the app)

Thursday, November 14, 2019—Check these out on the app.

Tour Day: School Tour available in the AM.

In the PM: Advocate for Art Education at the Capitol. Visit your district representative armed with a CAEA information folder and share how art education benefits students from their district. Join one of the tours of the download art scene or take a workshop at the Crocker.

 In the evening, attend ARTMix at the Crocker—free admission for you as one of our conference attendees!


Friday, November 15, 2019

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Registration. Workshops start in the morning at 9:00 AM

We have special focus sessions all day brought to you by the California Dept. of Education on the new California Visual Art Standards and Universal Design for Learning and how visual art education is at ground zero in this movement. In addition, there are workshops and master classes on an array of topics.

10:30 AM: The first keynote will be Lois Hetland, the nationally known author of Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Art Education and her work with Harvard’s Project Zero. (This later time is designed to accommodate those of you flying in that morning).

Loads of Workshops and Master Classes and other events

4:00 PM: Area Meetings—network with nearby art teachers!

5:00 PM: Open State Council Meeting

6:00 PM: ArtCON – Come celebrate your super power with a live band, free taco dinner and loads of fun hands-on art-making activities sponsored by exhibitors and your divisions and areas. Go shopping at the Artisan’s Faire. You are welcome to dress as your Super Hero alter ego. Exhibitors will be open, too.


Saturday, November 16, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:15 PM: Two keynote addresses including Bridget Quinn, author of Broad Strokes, and Simon Silva, artist, author of Cultivate a Creative Mind, and nationally acclaimed speaker. Bridget will be at 9 AM and Simon will be 4:15 PM.

There will be focus sessions on Universal Design for Learning, non-stop workshops, master classes, Curriculum Slam, Lunch with a Mentor, and more. Then have dinner (included) with your division and network with people who do what you do! In the evening, there are master classes and workshops.


Sunday, November 17, 2019

8:30 – 9:30 AM: Workshopping—2nd Annual Event. This activity was a resounding success, and you won't want to miss the 2019 edition.

9:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Super Studio Sunday. With the purchase of a Super Studio Pass you will get to pick one of 10 master classes or a special workshop with keynote speaker, Simon Silva, for only $30. That is ½ price!! Check out all the artists on the app!!

This conference is packed with important professional development on timely topics like the new standards and Universal Design for learning, studio classes, workshops, and fun!  We believe this professional development is so crucial to education—your Principal is invited to attend Lois Hetland and Simon Silva’s keynotes for free. (Keynote sessions only)


Special Invitation to Administrators and Supervisors

CAEA believes that the significance of this year's keynotes is such that we are inviting administrators to attend one or both of the speakers as a Special Keynote ONLY guest at no charge. Click here to learn more about the keynotes and this special invitation.


Click here to download a copy of this flyer.