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Gem of the Month: The Blue Mosque

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Karl Cole

Istanbul is yet another one of the places on my “to see” list that I probably will never get to see. One of the big draws for me to that city—besides its amazing history as the forme ...

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Classroom Setup to Support Learning

Friday, November 8, 2019

I have a brand-new classroom this school year. This is the fifth time in seven years that I’ve moved rooms, and I’m delighted with my new space because it’s beautiful and it’s ...

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Pyramid Assemblages

Friday, November 8, 2019

Right outside the windows of my artroom is the sculpture Visual Dialogue (1982) by Lynda Rockwood. In Washington State, public art is supported by the state arts commission by a policy to foster cultu ...

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Busy Cities

Friday, November 8, 2019

Curiosity, adventure, and discovery may explain why students are stimulated by pictures, virtual tours, and visits to New York City and other cities across the United States. Because we live near New ...

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Planar Constructions

Friday, November 8, 2019

As a sculpture and design teacher, I work to teach my students large concepts associated with working three-dimensionally, such as space, form, and movement. These concepts are usually taught combined ...

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Editor's Letter

Friday, November 8, 2019

Architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, and Le Corbusier and artists Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky all shared a similar childhood educational experience, one that likely shaped their prof ...

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Curator’s Corner

Daylight Savings Time Gone: Night

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Karl Cole

Monday, I celebrated dusk in works of art to mark moving the clocks back over the weekend. Today, no more dusk. Now to show you a couple of interesting night scenes. ...

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Curator’s Corner

Daylight Savings Time Gone: Dusk in Art

Monday, November 4, 2019 | Karl Cole

Daylight savings time ended this past weekend. Everyone is moaning about leaving work when it’s dark. I’m here to prove that there is beauty in the early onset of darkness…with beau ...

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4 Ways to Build Your Own Community

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Toni Henneman

We all know being an art teacher can be isolating. This makes collaboration even more difficult than it naturally is. ...

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Curator’s Corner

Fabulous Tikal

Monday, October 28, 2019 | Karl Cole

As winter approaches, everyone dreams of vacations again. As an art historian, I have many, many places around the world that I would dearly love to visit, but know that I probably never will. My year ...

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3 Ways to Foster Collaboration

Friday, October 25, 2019 | Barbara Place

Why do we care about collaboration? Because we know that we learn through interactions with others. ...

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Curator’s Corner

LGBTQ History Month, Artist Recognition

Monday, October 21, 2019 | Karl Cole

October is LGBTQ History Month. I can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than by featuring the work of an African American artist who is truly historic for his accomplishments in the c ...

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The Natural World

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

For the past eight summers, CRIZMAC president Stevie Mack and I have been leading a cultural seminar we call Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos. A highlight of this expe ...

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Curator’s Corner

Gem of the Month: An American van Gogh

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Karl Cole

Ralph Albert Blakelock was born on October 15th. Because I am not in the habit of leaning on the “top 40 hits” of Western art as subject matter in this blog, I believe it would be interest ...

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Weaving Nature into the Art Room

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

There is a Lakota proverb that states, “When man moves away from nature, his heart becomes hard.” That said, the more we are drawn to nature, the more our sense of wonder flourishes. When ...

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Exploring Bugs: Entomology as Art

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

According to scientific studies (see Web Links), there are more than 200 million insects for each human on the planet! This is an astonishing fact I discovered while researching ideas for a lesson tha ...

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