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Recognizing Pride Month, Part 1

Monday, June 17, 2019 | Karl Cole

In recognition of Pride Month, I am presenting two gay artists, both of whom you’ve seen before on this blog: Mary Ann Willson and Glenn Ligon. I chose these two artists because their stories ar ...

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Curator’s Corner

June Birthday Boy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Karl Cole

John Constable’s birthday is June 11th, and I never miss an excuse to feature a brilliant landscape painter who has inspired my own painting. But, instead of featuring The Hay Wain, which is in ...

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Celebrating PRIDE Month

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members ...

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New Season, New Website, New Blog Look!

Monday, May 20, 2019 | Karl Cole

It’s spring here in Worcester, MA, and more than just the trees are changing. I’m excited to let you all know that Curator’s Corner is getting a new look. ...

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SchoolArtsRoom is Moving!

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

New Season, new website, and new blog look! It’s full Spring here in Santa Fe and more than just the trees and flowers are changing.  SchoolArts Room is Moving! ...

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Curator’s Corner

Ancient Egypt Find

Monday, May 13, 2019 | Karl Cole

Because of the recent news about an exciting archeological find in Giza, I decided to show some stunning portraits from ancient Egypt. ...

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Editor's Letter

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Compared to most classroom teachers, I do think art teachers wield more power in what they teach and how they interact with their students. For the most part, we are able to create, plan, and present ...

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Playing Around with Paper

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Using oil pastels, students created a living creature, either real or imagined, on their papers. I encouraged them to use inventive textures to create interest in these beings and to manipulate the oi ...

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Have You Seen This Monster?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Throughout time and across cultures, humans have created stories about monsters and mythical creatures to help them cope with things they fear or can’t explain. This lesson focuses on the natura ...

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The Shape of Things

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Have you woken up in the middle of the night, fretting over what you will teach on that last day of school? I am frequently awake from 2:00 to 5:00 a.m. with my restless, anxious mind performing its m ...

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Leaving Their Marks

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The end of my art students’ four years is fast approaching and discussion turns to a reflection of their experiences in the building. I tell them, “This has been your building for several ...

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May Day Late

Monday, May 6, 2019 | Karl Cole

Being a painter of landscapes and cityscapes myself, I’m always eager to share with you little landscape gems that come to my attention. Since I missed May Day with this post, this bouncy little ...

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Editor's Letter

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

In my first elementary art position, I inherited wallpaper books, glass baby food jars, stacks of newspapers, cardboard egg cartons, and not much else. Like most art teachers, I became an expert on se ...

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Dismantled Robots

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Melody Weintraub

As art teachers, sometimes it doesn't take much to inspire us. In my case, it took our school’s tech team leaving behind my classroom’s dismantled wireless router in a trash bin. After dig ...

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Flash Fashion

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Nicole D. Brisco

I have always loved the concept of artistic competitions such as “Project Runway,” “Chopped,” or “Made.” The idea that you can just hand a topic over to a group of ...

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Through Their Eyes

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Gillian J. Furniss

In 2017, the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery in Mississippi State University showcased photography by local children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a group art exhibition, Through Their Eyes. Co ...

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