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The AENJ Advisory Council (AC) is comprised of New Jersey Art Educators who design and coordinate annual professional development events. The AC is comprised of representatives from each NJ region: South, Central and North and, each division: Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Each year AC designs a variety of professional development offerings, ranging from media-specific workshops, museum visits and forums that provide art educators with opportunities to engage with new topics, techniques, and strategies that impact art teachers, their students, and school art programs.

2017-18 Advisory Council

Lora Marie Durr (Central, Middle Division) – Co-Chair
Larissa Danowitz (South, Secondary Division) – Co-Chair
Patty Ann Nehrbauer (South, Elementary Division)
Lisa Confora (South, Secondary/Special Education)
Sandra Koberlein (South, Secondary Division)
Veronica Barahona (North, Elementary Division)
Teri Trumpbour, Board of Directors, NJEA Representative
Dr. Deborah Greh, Executive Director
Lisa Conklin, Board of Directors, President-Elect

 2017-2018 Professional Development Schedule

Dec 2, 2017  – Emanation Tour & Glass Casting workshop, Wheaton Arts Center, Millville
Jan 20, 2018  –  Breakfast and a Workshop, Middletown Arts Center
Feb 24  –  Kay Walkingstick at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
April 21 – Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Twp.
May 5 – Say It With Clay, Collingswood
June 2  –  Luna Parc, home and studio of artist Ricky Boscarino, Montague
June 29 – Phila. Museum of Art, Phila.

Meet-up with the AC! Get together with other art educators in the spirit of friendship and collegiality within our state.

Web Beat registration emails are sent to members prior to events and are posted on the AENJ FaceBook page:

Want to help? If you are interested in assisting with the planning of professional development for AENJ members, or if you know of a great location in the state where you would like us to hold a workshop or event, contact Larissa Danowitz or Lora Marie Durr at to share your thoughts.

Our association is only as strong and vibrant as our members make it – join us and get involved, we welcome new ideas!

Last year’s 2017 Professional Development Schedule

Jan: Breakfast and a Workshop at the Middletown Arts Center – our annual event where AENJ Division Award recipients present best practice lessons
Feb: Matisse and American Art at the Montclair Art Museum
April: Earth Energy Succulent Pot Workshop at “Say It With Clay” Studio in Collingswood
April: Trompe L’oeil and More at the Peto Museum in Island Heights
May: Engaging Students with Special Needs at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton
June: Artsy Hour at Artworks Trenton
June: I, Claude Monet at the Princeton Garden Theatre