The Pennsylvania Art Education Association


The Pennsylvania Art Education Association actively supports and promotes visual art education through professional development, leadership, and service.

Join PAEA Past-President, Leslie Grace, as she interviews PAEA 2023 Elementary Outstanding Art Educator of the Year, Karen Rufino. We hear from Karen about how she creates a space for her students where they are encouraged to think critically, and where she gives them voice and choice.

PAEA is excited to share the 2024 Youth Art Month Exhibit including over 300 student artworks from across PA! 

Congratulations to the 24 students whose artworks are recognized with an award and the 4 students who created the winning Flag Designs! 

Event Calendar, WebinArts, Book Club, Podcasts, and so much more!

See what the EDI special interest group is focused on


represent in PAEA swag


important links all in one place 


upcoming events 

Energize your teaching practice!

Connect with Art Educators from around the country & the world

Gratitude to our SUPPORTERS

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Visit  this link for a free lesson plan resource to all PAEA educators! 

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Experience art on the world stage!  

EF is the Global Leader in International Education.  Travel with your students to paint in Paris, be inspired in Florence and more.  

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