Interactive experiences make all the difference in attendee engagement. “Hands-on activities are a great way for attendees to roll up their sleeves and do something they might not ordinarily do at home,” says Krista Brooke, visual communications and creative strategies manager at National Art Education Association
. Steal these three colorful ideas from NAEA’s 2016 National Convention
to take creative experiences to the next level.
> During NAEA’s opening reception, attendees sipped wine and collaborated to design artwork on large white cubes. The boxes were later stacked in exhibit hallways for attendees to rearrange and keep the creativity going.
> “Anything goes” was the theme of NAEA’s printmaking workshop, during which participants used objects like bubble wrap, cutouts and other props to create multimedia art.
> In the “Rocking the Room With Robots” workshop, attendees used simple items like cans, silverware and markers to build robotic art pieces designed to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) into their curriculums.
Photo credit: 2016 Seth Freeman Photography