CAEA: A Professional Art Education Community

The California Art Education Association is the professional educational organization for pre-K through university educators working in all areas of the visual arts, such as drawing, painting, digital media, weaving and fabrics, ceramics, glass, sculpture, and mixed media.

This organization, formed in 1965, helps and supports educators by anchoring the elements and principles of design in meaningful instruction and promoting the alignment of the approved state content standards for visual art and the national visual art standards.

California Art Education Association: The leading voice in California for Art Education, CAEA. Art Inspired, Educator Designed.

The mission of CAEA is to provide a collaborative network to strengthen visual arts education in all educational levels through advocacy, leadership, professional development, and professional recognition.


The California Art Education Association goals are:

• To ensure all California students have access to a comprehensive standards-based sequential visual arts education taught by highly qualified credentialed art educators

• To advocate, inform and communicate the importance of visual arts education on the local, state, and national levels

• To recognize and foster exemplary visual arts education, programs, educators and students

• To provide a network of visual arts education leadership and resources