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

Keynote Speakers

Lois Hetland wearing a striped shirt and scarf

Friday, November 15, 2019

Dr. Lois Hetland

Lois Hetland, Ed.D., is Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Art Education Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and the faculty lead of MassArt’s new Research Hub, which is focusing on equitable research partnerships between practitioners and researchers around learning and teaching in art and design. Trained in music and visual arts, she taught elementary and middle school students for 17 years. She is co-author of Studio Thinking from the Start: The K-8 Art Educator’s Handbook (2018), and Studio Thinking2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education (2013, 2nd Edition). Previously she was the arts researcher on an evaluation study through ABT with the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (2016-17); served as evaluator of the Art21 Educators’ program (2010-2012) published in Rajan & O’Neal (2017) on that participatory evaluation; led an assessment initiative at MassArt that resulted in the first set of college-wide graduation goals (2009-2013); served as Co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation quasi-experimental study of potential transfer from visual arts learning to geometric spatial reasoning (2008-2013); and co-led the Studio Thinking Network, a monthly online conversation among US and international educators who use the Studio Thinking Framework (2012-2014). From 1992 – 2018, she conducted research (1992-2000), was Founding Director of The Project Zero Classroom Summer Institute (1996-2005), and was a Principal Investigator (2001-2011) at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. In addition to the Studio Thinking research (2001 – 2003), funded by the JP Getty Trust, she led research as a PZ-PI on a research and professional development project in Alameda County, CA, funded by successive US Department of Education grants (2003-2011); collaboratively conducted ten meta-analytic reviews with Dr. Ellen Winner analyzing the effects of arts learning on academic outcomes, funded by the Bryant Family Foundation (1997-2000); and served as Co-Principal Investigator on Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education (2005-2008), funded by the Wallace Foundation.



Bridget Quinn in a blue suit

Saturday, November 16, 2019

red brush stroke book cover for Broad Strokes

Bridget Quinn

Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), an Amazon pick for Best Art & Photography Books 2017 and a 2018 Amelia Bloomer List selection of recommended feminist literature from the American Library Association. Book Authority named Broad Strokes one of its “Best Art History Books of All Time.” Her writing appears in Narrative magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Hyperallergic, Ms. Magazine and elsewhere. Her work has received three Pushcart nominations, and her essay “At Swim, Two Girls” was included in Best American Sports Writing 2013. Her next book Suffragist City, an artful history of the 19th Amendment and what happened next, is forthcoming in 2020 from Chronicle Books.

Simon Silva in glasses and black shirt

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Simón Silva

Simón Silva, is a well-known artist (creativity crusader), author and speaker who travels around the country to do presentations for educators, students, parents and business people. He knows firsthand the importance of education and he is the only person in his family to have graduated from both high school and college. One of eleven children in a family of farmers, he grew up as a migrant student and relied heavily on his artistic skills and interest to cope with what was at times, a difficult childhood. Simón was born in Mexicali, Mexico in 1961 and came to the United States when he was just over a year old. He worked to earn money to pay for his college tuition and graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in California with his Bachelor’s degree in art.

KEYNOTE — Cultivate A Creative Mind: 21st Century Skills
Simón Silva shares an insightful view of the arts and creativity, while telling a compelling story of struggle and hope. He connects with the audience in a powerful manner, and sends a positive message about perseverance and determination to succeed. This inspirational keynote clarifies the importance of the arts and creativity, in order to give all individuals a greater degree of success in the 21st century.

“In the world today, there is renewed interest in the term, “creativity.” It is no longer a word reserved exclusively for artists, musicians, or scientists. Ushering in a new era in education, the word "creativity" is being heralded as an essential 21st century skill.” – Simón Silva