National Art Education Association Committee on Lifelong Learning

All members of the NAEA, active, retired, institutional, and student, are eligible for membership in the Committee on Lifelong Learning (LLL).

Member benefits include opportunities to…

Connect with a diverse group of art educators who are interested in promoting the study, research, and teaching of concepts and issues pertinent to the development of lifelong learning in the visual arts.

Share your work and ideas through LLL sessions at the annual NAEA Convention, the LLL column in NAEA News, and the LLL Digication site.

We are advocates for quality art education programs for all ages, which are primarily community-based, but also we are active in the support of the community out-reach efforts of secondary schools, and of higher education institution's non-credit, short term classes offered through a college or university division of continuing and adult education.

Also, we do research and offer support for those who teach adult students in higher education institutions with degree programs in art and art education. We examine cultural policy issues in relation to lifelong learning, arts and aging, and offer resources, guidance to those wishing lifelong learning assistance in developing or expanding community based art education.

As educators, we respect lifelong learners of all ages and hope to remind our colleagues that learners, such as adults, have different learning styles and needs than younger adults; as do informal and nonformal participants versus formal schooling.