The AENJ Advisory Council (AC) is comprised of New Jersey arts educators who design and coordinate professional development events throughout the year, excluding the conference, for the organization’s members. The AC comprised of representatives of each 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 teachers with opportunities to engage with new topics and strategies that impact the teacher of art.
2017-18 Advisory Council
Lora Marie Durr (Central, Middle Division) – Chair
Scott Samuels (Central, Middle Division)
Taylor Hughes (South, Secondary Division)
Patty Ann Nehrbauer (South, Elementary Division)
Larissa Danowitz (South, Secondary)
Lisa Confora (South, Secondary/Special Education)
Sandra Koberlein (South, Secondary)
Veronica Barahona (North, Elementary Division)
Dr. Deborah, Greh Board of Directors, Historian/Awards
Lisa Conklin, Board of Directors, Communications Chair
2017-2018 Professional Development Schedule
Dec 2, 2017 – Wheaton Arts Center, Millville
Jan 27, 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 on the AENJ FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtEducatorsNJ/
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 Lora Marie Durr at email@example.com 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