Art Education and Digital Technologies: Virtual World Conference Schedule

Date/ Time: October 18, 2014 (Saturday)/8:00 am PDT to 4:30 pm PDT

(To convert the time: see

Virtual Venue: Second Life 

Online Venue: Google Hangout on Air:

Physical Venue: UBC Lillooet Room at Irving K. Barber 

Download the program in PDF at 

The Whirlwind and The Lichen

Invitation to all InAEA Conference Presenters & Guests!

The Whirlwind and The Lichen

Opening Reception at The Cerulean Gallery

The Ed Media Center in Second Life

Saturday October 18, 2014

12 Noon PDT

As part of their InAEA Conference presentation, June Julian & Julian G. Crooks invite you attend the opening reception of The Whirlwind & The Lichen. at the Cerulean Gallery in Second Life. This painting exhibit by June Julian took place physically at the Galleria Puccini in Italy in September, and opened at the Cerulean Gallery in Second Life at the same time. Curator Julian G. Crooks, who was responsible for the exhibition design and installation in SL, will discuss various pieces with the artist and with guests. Italian style refreshments will be served in the gallery’s Mediterranean gardens where everyone can mingle. All components will combine to function as an effective example of layered worlds and Relational Aesthetics in action in art education. Looking forward to seeing you there!

* For information on how to visit the Cerulean Gallery in Second Life & how create your own avatar, please see!guidelines

Art Education and Digital Technologies: Virtual World Conference

Are you interested in art education and technology? This is the conference for you!

Join us in Second Life OR Google Hangout on Air. Participants can interact with presenters through Google accounts. The conference is free!

Find the presentation that interests you, turn on your computer or mobile device, sit back, relax, and join the very first virtual art education conference!

Date/ Time: October 18, 2014 (Saturday)/8:00 am PDT to 4:30 pm PDT (To convert the time: see

Virtual Venue: Second Life

Online Venue: Google Hangout on Air:

Physical Venue: UBC Lillooet Room at Irving K. Barber

Conference program:

Conference fee: Free

Art Education and Digital Technologies: Virtual World Conference

The proposal submission deadline is extended to August 15th!


Date/ Time: October 18, 2014 (Saturday)/8:00 am PDT to 4:00 pm PDT

Virtual Venue: Second Life

Physical Venue: UBC Lillooet Room at Irving K. Barber 

Online Venue: Google Hangout on Air:

Conference fee: Free



· The goal of this art education virtual conference is to connect art educators through technologies and to exchange ideas on using digital technologies in art education.

· Art educators will explore the possibilities and benefits of using virtual world technology to deliver and participate in presentations.


Theme: Art Education and Digital Technologies

Today, digital technology is creating a new dimension for art education. Questions to be discussed during this conference are many:

  1. How do art educators use these technologies in their classroom?
  2. How do art educators connect with each other through these technologies?
  3. What challenges are art educators facing with the new technologies?
  4. How does technology change the fields of art education and visual culture?

Description of the conference:

The conference will be held in the virtual world of Second Life.


The virtual conference will also be streamed on the internet via Google Hangout on Air.

The format of the virtual conference includes

  • Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • 3D Posters
  • Exhibitions
  • (See Formats below for more information)

The physical venue will screen Second Life presentations; presenters who are at these venues will also be assisted in presenting in both physical venues and Second Life.

  • If you could host a physical venue for this conference, please contact the InAEA, and we will provide more detail to assist you.

Keynote speaker:

· Opening keynote: Virtual world expert (To be announced)

· Closing keynote: App expert (To be announced)



Call for proposals:

· Suggested Themes:

  • Research: Research papers based on art education and digital technology
  • Best Practices: Best practice experiences using digital technology in art education.
  • K-12: Introduction of technologies for K-12 art education.
  • Virtual world: Vision or anticipation of using virtual world technology for art education.
  • Technology: Critical reflection of using technology in art education
  • Visual culture: Discussion on how new technology influences the field of visual culture.
  • Mobile technology: Introduction of technologies, specifically on cell phone and tablets, suitable for art education.

· Formats:

o Panel Discussions:

  • Virtual world panel: 50 minutes (30 minute panel presentation with 20 minute discussion.)
  • Video lecture: 30 minute panel presentation that will be recorded and sent to the conference organizer prior to the conference. The video recorded panel discussion will be shown at the conference.

o Lectures:

  • Virtual world lecture: 40 minutes (20 minute presentation with 20 minutes in world/Google hangout discussion.)

o Workshops:

  • Virtual world workshop: 50 minutes
  • Video lecture: 50 minute workshop that will be recorded and sent to the conference organizer prior to the conference. The video lecture will be shown at the conference.

o 3D Poster: Each poster presenter(s) will have a limit of 15 prims* to construct the poster.


o Exhibition: Machinima, video, and art should be submitted in an electronic format. Educators are encouraged to submit their, and their students’ technology art.


· Proposal Guideline:

  • Submit a proposal to
  • Panel discussions and roundtable discussions are strongly encouraged.
  • The presentation title should be included in the email and in the attached document.
  • The proposal should be no more than 200 words.

· Proposal deadline: August 1,2014 

The proposal submission deadline is extended to August 15th!


* In Second Life, everything is made by prims. A prim is a single-part object. Multi-part objects will have multiple “prims”.


Hosted by InAEA

Supported by AET

Sponsored by Wu Ya Hsien


Download the flyer at:

Celebrating the 3rd UNESCO International Arts Education Week

Dear friends,

International Art Education Association (InAEA) and International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) would like to invite you to join us to celebrate the 3rd UNESCO International Arts Education Week.


Theme: Advocating the importance of arts education.

· Draw attention to the role of arts educations plays in the global agenda of peace and cultural understanding.


Exhibition Venue:


· InAEA Second Life location


Call for art works:

· Open until May 18

· Format: online videos, digital images (art works, student works, posters), music, music videos… If you have other creative ways of participating in this event, please let us know!

· Submit art works with the submission form to

· Online exhibition date: May 23 to May 31.

· Virtual world exhibition opening date: May 24, 10 am (PST).



· All the participated artists will receive a PDF participation certification via email after the event.


For more information, please see:






Workshop / Summer / Professional Development Workshop for Artists & Teachers / Approved by the Georgia Department of Education for 6 PLU’s

Program Description

When Art was included in the recent STEM educational agenda that emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM + Art = STEAM. The TreeSmART workshop will provide experiences for both artists and teachers to incorporate these principles into their practice using trees as a theme. An introduction to local tree ecology by UGA Costa Rica naturalists, on-site sketching and journaling, resource sharing, field trips, and several hands-on STEAM projects will be included.

Participants will complete several TreeSmART projects, integrating each of the STEAM disciplines. They will be introduced to resources on tree ring science and champion trees, and will engage in campus activities that incorporate design thinking and problem-solving. Viewing tree cross-sections, they will assess tree rings for type, age, environmental factors, and visual patterns to create radial composition drawings. From these, small groups will work collaboratively using the Engineering Design Process to plan and test their prototype for a walking labyrinth inspired by their selected tree ring. Throughout, the STEAM approach will be emphasized as an interdisciplinary path for creativity and wonder.

The program begins in the capital city of San José, making a visit to the National Museum, but will spend the majority of its time in the Monteverde Cloud Forest at the UGA Costa Rica campus. It will then conclude at Playa Sámara, a coastal jewel in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region.

Objectives: To prepare and engage teachers to include Art within the STEM approach, and to encourage an integrative conservation ethic through focusing on tree ecology.

Need: House Resolution 51, introduced in February 2013, states that adding Art into the Federal STEM program encourages economic growth and innovation.

Background: STEM to STEAM is an initiative first led by the Rhode Island School of Design to add Art and Design to the STEM educational agenda. The goal is to provide real solutions for our everyday lives where artists and designers can effectively communicate complex data and scientific information. Their tools and methods offer new models for creative problem solving and interdisciplinary partnerships in a changing world.

Guiding Principles:

  • To serve the UGACR mission regarding educational leadership, conservation, interdisciplinarity, community engagement, and problem solving through the arts.
  • To relate to the natural environment of the UGACR campus through STEAM.
UGA Costa Rica Campus

Program courses are taught using both state-of-the art classrooms and through “living classroom” excursions. All in all, the 155-acre campus, located in San Luis de Monteverde, is comprised of 45,000 square feet of built space, which includes computer labs, spacious cabinas, a student union, and recreational facilities. Additionally, there are nearly 3 miles of hiking trails throughout the property, along with a working organic farm and reforestation nursery.


April 15 2014




July 17 – July 30, 2014


Enrollment is limited to 15 qualified participants, who will earn 6 professional development units (PLU) through the Georgia Department of Education, transferable to other states with approval.

To apply, prospective participants must submit a complete UGA Costa Rica program application. A $300 deposit will be required 14 days after your official acceptance, which will be refunded if the applicant withdraws by the program’s withdrawal deadline (see below).

For more information, contact June Julian. You may also reach the UGACR Office at (706) 542-6203.



Program fees are approximately $1,800*, which covers all lodging (both on- and off-campus), three meals per day, travel insurance, and all sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees. Additional costs include personal items and international airfare.

* The final program fee is subject to enrollment.

All payments will be made to the University of Georgia Foundation:

UGA Foundation
Milledge Centre, Suite 100
34 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30602-5582


Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Withdrawal deadline: April 29, 2014

After this date, students who withdraw from the program will be responsible to forfeit their initial deposit as well as any program costs that have been spent on their behalf (e.g., hotel reservations, transportation, and payments to local vendors). To withdraw a student must submit the official withdrawal form.

Final Payment Deadline: June 15, 2014

International Child Art Foundation, Washington DC

For the past 17 years the International Child Art Foundation has brought the power of the arts to children around the world to foster their creativity and develop empathy. Here are a few of the most interesting updates this month:
We invite you and your friends who have children aged 8- to 12 to participate in the 5th Arts Olympiad, our flagship program. The Arts Olympiad commences in schools with structured lesson plans that break down divides between artists and athletes by introducing students to the “Artist-Athlete Ideal” of the creative mind and healthy body. The program is free of charge for schools. The winners from about 1,000 school districts in the U.S. and nearly 100 countries will come together at the 5th World Children’s Festival in Washington, DC in June 2015.
We are glad to report that many schools across the U.S. are participating in the Arts Olympiad alongside our partner organizations from around the world, including recently the Ministry of Education of the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have also developed a partnership with the first private education group to enter China by opening the Canadian International School of Beijing in 1997: We have a small office in Kanazawa which is organizing the Japan Arts Olympiad > We have also updated our blog in Korean >
You will be pleased to know that the founder of the ICAF, Dr. Ishaq, was appointed by the United Nations as one of the judges who select the UN Slavery Memorial design, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon unveiled during the General Assembly session in September 2013: UN press release; a 7-minute UN video. We believe the design is worthy of its mission: an installation for the ages.
The book The Creativity Revolution: Reinvent your Creative Self to Shape the Future and Prosper by Dr. Ishaq has received some great reviews. We’re delighted to hear that Linda Naiman, noted expert on using the arts as a tool for transforming businesses, calls it “a compelling read,” praising the “original thinking about creativity through the lens of history, knowledge systems, philosophy, psychology, economics, spirituality and ethics.” Thanks, Linda!
One of our goals for the next year is to make creative education integral to coming educational reforms in the U.S. and worldwide. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the ICAF is an independent organization that believes that every child is creative, and that as adults we are responsible for nurturing the innate creativity of children and their intrinsic empathy. Our most recent projections indicate that we can reach our goal of engaging 2 million children worldwide in the 5th Arts Olympiad, but we can’t do it alone. We need your continued support and creative ideas in 2014!
Faith Antonioni & the staff of the International Child Art Foundation

MIXED VISIBILITY Art Exhibition Opens April 22, 2013

Curated by Students in A ED 322: Visual Culture & Educational Technologies
Art Exhibition Opens April 22, 2013
by Penn State University and University of Helsinki students
@ Penn State Art Education in VIEW

Instructions on how to view the exhibition in a k-12 virtual world called VIEW at
Or, view the artwork at
We invite your comments by selecting a Find Card prompt from one of the objects at the table in the virtual world or at the website, and click “comment” under each artwork to speak or write your comments.
Open to all ages, with no exhibition closing date. Try it yourself and then invite your middle and high school students. We also invite you to add your artwork to the exhibition site.

Contact: Karen Keifer-Boyd

The 2nd Cross Cultural Asian Art Education International Conference

The 2nd Cross Cultural Asian Art Education International Conference, October 8-9, 2013, Miriam College, Manila Philippines


The 2nd Cross Cultural Asian Art Education International Conference will be held on October 8-9, 2013 at Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines. In line with this, may we cordially invite you to present papers addressing issues related to the following topics:

  1. Art: Children Art, Art and K-12 Curriculum, Digital Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Art and material culture of Asia, Modernism and Post-Modernism, Art and aesthetics, Art Therapy, Art among specific cultural groups
  2. Culture: Traditions and Modernity, Preservation of cultural heritage, Museum Education, Cross cultural learning, Dependency and conformity, Influence of art on culture, Art and the culture of peace
  3. Technology: Art in the digital age, children and technology, digital art literacy, integrating media and technology in art education, technology in contemporary culture, cyber learning and traditional learning

We hope to hear from you soon as we collegially discuss art education issues confronting us in the Asia Pacific Region.

Submission of Abstract papers will be from March 1, 2013-June 15, 2013. To download the abstract template, please go to Upon Completion of the abstract template please email it to the research chair will get back to you.

Submission for full paper will be from May 1, 2013 – August 15, 2013. Selected Full papers will be published in a journal at the end of the conference. However, submission of full paper is optional.

Template for the full paper will be available at 


On Behalf of the Organizing Committee for

Cross Cultural Asian Art Education Association

Victoria N. Apuan, PhD

Chairperson, Research Committee

The 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art

The 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art will be held from 7 – 11 July 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Located in the Asia Pacific, this Congress will consider key themes which demonstrate artistic diversity and celebrate the innovations of the present against the backdrop of the past. The growth of a contemporary art in many nations throughout Asia will be a major theme, as will the revived awareness of traditional and indigenous cultures throughout the Pacific region. Particular emphasis will be placed on Australian Indigenous culture and its emergence as an international art force and the creative potential offered by the multiple visual resources resulting from migration and the multicultural community.

To keep up to date and receive relevant Congress information, please register your interest at