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Putting the Art in Steam
A Round Table with Steam Art Professionals followed by workshops to bring Steam into the classroom.
2018 AEN State Conference will be held at St Marys Art Center in Virginia City,
October 19, 20, and 21
Guest Speakers & Presenters
Mike Hagen - Google Engineer and artist.
When Mike isn't working behind the scenes as a Google Engineer, he applies his knowledge of engineering and technology to make art using laser engravers and 3-D printers.
Workshop - Workshop participants will take a trip to a CTE classroom to see how art can be made with laser engravers and 3-D printers.
Ken Spiering - Artist & Art Educator
Ken has been working as an artist and educator for fifty years. He is well known in the Pacific northwest where his large scale public sculptures such as "The Childhood Express" and "Dance of the Redband" are displayed. Spiering has been published in Runner’s World, American Craft, Fine Woodworking, Sports Illustrated, Sunset Magazine, and HGTV’s Homes Across Americaamong many others.
His work can be seen from North Pole, AK to North Miami Beach, FL, including pieces in Fairbanks, Juneau, Anchorage, and Kodiak, AK; Spokane, Vancouver, Auburn, and Yakima, WA; and Great Falls MT. He has shown work in Nishinomiya, Japan, State Capitol in Olympia WA, LaGrange GA, and has a purchase award in watercolor painting from the Plemmons Collection of Contemporary Art, Appalachian State University in Boone NC. He is represented in at least 50 corporate collections across the country.
Workshop - Teaching watercolor with courage. Workshop participants will learn how to create vivid watercolor painting using simple forms of fruit and vegetables as inspiration. Ken will teach us how to paint boldly with watercolors and explore the colors underlying the objects.
Carl Beyer- Producer
Carl has worked for twenty-six years producing feature length animations such as PARANORMAN, Diary of a Whimpy Kid, Fx effects for Star Trek, Resident Evil and Hellboy. Carl has produced 30 feature movies and 150 Commercials and has co-produced a wide variety of projects around the world. His work includes features, concert films, reality television, and on formats such as Imax, Circle Vision, HFS, and stop motion.
Workshop - Carl is going to provide insights into the world of producing movies and commercials and perhaps some opportunities to produce some video with the help of Edward Durand.
Denise Miller - Fine Artist, Commercial Artist and Art Director.
Capture the eye... Engage the mind... and Stir the heart. This has been Denise’s mantra in both her commercial art and fine arts world. Denise is a visual storyteller, with over 25 years of experience. She is a blend of a visual thinker, interpreter and synthesizer of concepts. Her career includes a varied range of creative endeavors: Visual Creative Director, Live Event Designer, Art Director, Illustrator, Corporate Marketing, Strategist, Researcher, and award-winning Fine Artist. In each role she has a zest for solving artistic challenges in new and unique ways. Her clients include Porsche Cars North America, RSA Security, Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, Verizon Wireless, Intel, Qualcomm, Lincoln Mercury, Toyota, Producers Guild of America and Motorola. Her paintings are seen in collections in the U.S, Canada, and United Kingdom.
Workshop - Workshop participants will learn about story boarding and how it plays an important role in commercial art.
Suellen Turman - Artists & Art Educator
Suellen will share her perspective on teaching middle school and college level art.
Jennifer Johanson - Teaching Art with Science in a steam classroom
Workshop - Fostering Student collaboration Through STEAM Technology.
Pilar Biller - Artist & Art Educator, 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year
Pilar has been making and teaching art for eighteen years and was awarded Nevada Educator of the Year in 2018.
Workshop - Yes! Creativity can be taught! Workshop participants will learn techniques and tips for teaching creativity.
Questions? Email Edward Durand at email@example.com
Conference Registration Information
St Mary's Art Center
Virginia City Nevada
October 19, 20, and 21
(Includes workshops & catered meals)
AEN members. $150
Non members. $200.
Room with two beds: $200 flat rate for Whole conference
Room with one bed: $175 flat rate for Whole conference
Rooms reserved first come first served through AEN.
email or call Amy or Edward to reserve room
mail registration and room payments to:
Art Educators of Nevada
158 Roughing It Road
Dayton, Nevada. 89403
Edward: 775 340 3671
Amy: 775 220 5733
- Promote art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. AEN is a non-profit educational organization.
- Increase awareness of the association among art teachers through improved communication.
- Establish and maintain an interactive support system for art teachers.
- Initiate and participate in state art curriculum development.
- Participate in NAEA awards recognition for Nevada Art Educator of the Year, as well as statewide recognition of art educators by the association.
If you have any questions please send an email to Edward at firstname.lastname@example.org