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Co-Editors’ Letter: Creativity

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Tracey Hunter-Doniger, Stephanie Danker, and Darden Bradshaw

We were happy to recruit art educators to write for this issue of SchoolArts and to demonstrate that all educators are researchers, especially when it comes to creativity and art-making. These art ins ...

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Community Advocate Printmaking

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Ariel Kay

Students are asked to choose a topic that interests them based on their experiences in their communities (local or global). This topic becomes their community issue to address. Students can also choos ...

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Form & Function

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Kate Gormley

This project allows students to think like problem-solvers and innovators. I encourage them to look around their world and see what small “problems” in their lives need solutions. For exam ...

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A Zinester’s Guide to Creativity

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Megan Newton

If creativity is the destination, how do we get there? What methods of transportation could we take? Might I interest you in a popular vehicle, the zine? The zine (pronounced zeen) is a sturdy and rel ...

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Research Is Elementary (Part Two)

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Tina M. Atkinson

I noticed that many students, especially post-pandemic, had difficulty choosing what they wanted to create when given the opportunity. I also noticed that outside the art room, students didn’t h ...

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A Tribute to Wyatt Wade (June 28, 1946–February 23, 2024)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | Claire Mowbray Golding

Wyatt Wade never taught art. He wasn’t a great student—he only made so-so grades and even managed to get himself kicked out of the University of Texas for a while. He told me he never both ...

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Never a Dull Day: A Tribute to Wyatt Wade

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | Julian Wade et al.

June 28, 1946–February 23, 2024 Publishing is satisfying because it is a business that sells ideas. In our case . . . we are making a living doing good things for our culture. The people I ...

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Curator's Corner

Gem of the Month: Pieter de Hooch

Monday, May 13, 2024 | Karl Cole

Gardens are probably not in full bloom as yet, but I cannot resist showing this idyllic garden genre scene by Pieter de Hooch. Did you ever want to crawl right into a painting to experience the atmosp ...

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Welcome to May! Charles Burchfield

Monday, May 6, 2024 | Karl Cole

To welcome the wonderful month of May, let’s look at the work of an extremely unique artist who sought not only to capture what he saw in nature, but also what he felt: Charles Burchfield. He is ...

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Curator's Corner

International Dance Day 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024 | Karl Cole

I cannot think of a more joyous April sendoff than art that features dancing in celebration of International Dance Day. The International Theater Institute began International Dance Day on April 29, 1 ...

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Curator's Corner

National Poetry Month: Tang Yin

Monday, April 22, 2024 | Karl Cole

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. This celebration of literary pursuits was begun by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996. The celebration encourages anyone connected with bo ...

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The Mission Continues: A New Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | Nancy Walkup

My first art education article was published in SchoolArts in April 1989, titled “A Guide to Planning an Arts Festival.” I was in my first teaching position, and I clearly remember how exc ...

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Curator's Corner

Seeing Stars: Vija Celmins

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Karl Cole

The recent eclipse gave me a hankering for some art that is space oriented. I naturally thought of these prints by Vija Celmins. I’ve always been amazed by the patience that her brand of re ...

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Co-Editor’s Letter: Contemporary Art

Monday, April 15, 2024 | James Rees

As you read the articles about contemporary art in this issue and share the associated projects with your students, keep in mind that you’re not discarding the teaching of traditional artists an ...

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Put-Together Patterns

Monday, April 15, 2024 | Sue Liedke

When a Sean Scully exhibition came to Philadelphia, I was excited to introduce my students to his bold, large-scale work. The paintings we looked at were massive—wall-sized panels featuring brig ...

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A Contemporary Creative Process

Monday, April 15, 2024 | Ruth Byrne

I love heading outside and teaching landscape art en plein air, but last year my landscape plans were given a contemporary twist through the work and artistic process of painter, writer, and teaching ...

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