This year’s National Art Education Association’s annual convention will be held on March, 22-24 in Seattle, Washington! Will we see you there? We’ll be there, with plenty of giveaways, guidance, special events, and of course, a sampling of what’s new from School Specialty featuring Sax.
If you haven’t been before, the NAEA annual convention is the world’s largest annual assembly of art educators. There are hundreds of workshops, panels, seminars, exhibits, tours, and networking events as well as exhibitor displays, like ours. If you’re an art educator, the NAEA conference is the place to be.
Visit the School Specialty featuring Sax Booth (#413)
Giveaways & Swag Bag Details
Stop by the School Specialty featuring Sax booth and enter for a chance to win one of several exciting daily giveaways. During the NAEA conference, we’ll be giving away $100 Sax gift certificates, Halo Colored Pencil Sharpeners, Arnold Gummer Paper Making Kits, and a Speedball Gel Printing Kit.
You can also pick up a free 2018 swag bag which includes a copy of the NEW 2018 Sax Lesson Plan Brochure and 3 sample bottles of the new TrueFlow Premium Acrylic Metallics, Versatemp Washable Tempera, and Versatemp Premium Tempera paint.
If you are NOT attending NAEA this year, don’t worry—we’re hosting an equally exciting giveaway on the School Specialty Facebook page! Enter for a chance to win one of many Crayola Classpacks, and Crescent Art Board packages. You can also visit our website to find the 2018 Sax Lesson Plan brochure to download after the conference.
What’s in the New 2018 Sax Lesson Plan Brochure?
This year’s brochure features 23 brand new lesson plans. Inside are lesson plans for gorgeous projects like Paint Poured Planets, and each includes an outline of how the lesson plan correlated to the National Core Arts Standards. Each art lesson plan and accompanying artwork was developed by our own Sax® Art Consultants—all former art educators or professional artists with years of experience in K-12 art education. You’ll find fun and engaging art lesson plans for all ages, skill levels and budgets.
Make and Take Paint Pour Project
Create your own paint poured planets using the new Sax True Flow Premium Acrylic and Metallics paints. Then take the project home with you to surprise your students and inspire future project ideas. If you love the look of the Paint Poured Planets, look for the full lesson plan in the 2018 Sax Lesson Plan Brochure.
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Things To Do Seattle During NAEA 2018
If you’ve made the trip to Seattle for NAEA, and potentially brought friends or family along for the ride, you might want to save some time to check out the area art scene and museums.
Seattle Art Museum
If you’re looking to experience artwork from professional and local artists all in one place, visit the Seattle Art Museum and take it all in. Throughout March, the museum will feature the Figuring History exhibit which explores power and representation throughout history through art. More details here.
Museum of Pop Culture
Dedicated to the exploration of popular music, fiction, and culture, the colorful and eye-catching museum would be a great stop to make while in Seattle. Located right near the Space Needle, this museum is full of some of the most legendary popular culture artifacts. More details here.
This iconic landmark is not only one of the top things tourists do in Seattle, but it also offers the best views of the city and the coast. Gain some perspective and take a few memorable pictures from high above Seattle. More details here.