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African American History Month 2020 IV

Friday, February 14, 2020 | Karl Cole

This year’s African American (Art) History Month series continues with Howardena Pindell and her work from the 1970s.  ...

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Kristi Oliver | 2020 Eastern Region Art Educator

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Toni Henneman

We are thrilled to share the news that our very own Professional Development Manager, Kristi Oliver, has been awarded the 2020 Eastern Region Art Educator Award.  Kristi joined Davis in June ...

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STEAM

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

At the Texas Art Education Association conference last November, I was fortunate to meet Mariah Reading, one of the keynote speakers. Reading is a remarkable artist who expanded my understanding of ST ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 III

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Karl Cole

Today my series celebrating African American (Art) History Month 2020 continues with another artist who was part of groundbreaking African American artist collectives: Dindga McCannon.  ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 II

Monday, February 10, 2020 | Karl Cole

This week my 2020 African American (Art) History Month blog series continues with artists that figure prominently in the period of the Civil Rights Movement and were part of groundbreaking African Ame ...

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Righteous Rain Barrels

Friday, February 7, 2020

I was introduced to the idea of painting rain barrels when my local library held an event in which artists were invited to paint rain barrels to be auctioned off at a community garden event. When I he ...

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Small Wonders

Friday, February 7, 2020

Steampunk is a style that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction. After discovering this style of design, it really inspired me for an up-an ...

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Magnificent Marbling

Friday, February 7, 2020

Wow!” “That’s so cool!” “Can I do another one?” These are some of the comments I frequently hear when paper marbling with my middleschool students. It’s a fun ...

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Critical (Th)inking

Friday, February 7, 2020

For art students, experimenting can be one of the most difficult tasks, especially when they are focused on learning basic techniques. In an attempt to approach inquiry-based learning while working on ...

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Editor's Letter

Friday, February 7, 2020

At the Texas Art Education Association conference last November, I was fortunate to meet Mariah Reading, one of the keynote speakers. Reading is a remarkable artist who expanded my understanding of ST ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 I

Monday, February 3, 2020 | Karl Cole

Every year I like to feature African American artists whose work you may or may not have ever seen for African American History Month (February). I’m starting this year’s survey with artis ...

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Curator’s Corner

Wearable Art for Winter

Monday, January 27, 2020 | Karl Cole

It’s winter in New England, and scarves really come in handy here. Unfortunately, they need to be warm and aren’t likely to be worn as fashion statements, as these two Yuh Okano artworks s ...

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Curator’s Corner

Mid-Winter White

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Karl Cole

To celebrate the upcoming publication of our new book, Fashion Fundamentals, I’m showing you a glimpse of January fashion from one of my favorite periods in fashion history, the early 1910s. Yes ...

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Editor's Letter

Friday, January 17, 2020

The concept of design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues based around the building up of ideas. It is about the design of objects, information, environments ...

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SchoolArts Room

Drawing in the Round

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Annemarie Baldauf

Drawing on a cylindrical curved surface such as a paper cup has endless possibilities and creative results. Drawing on a 3D surface has its unique challenges and students learn, improve, and grow from ...

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Curator’s Corner

Lilla Cabot Perry

Monday, January 13, 2020 | Karl Cole

Let’s make this the week of Lilla Cabot Perry for her birthday on January 13th! Like many women Impressionists in the early 1900s (such as Helen Hamilton and Harriet Lumis, both of whom I have d ...

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