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Gem of the Month: Nan Madol

Monday, February 4, 2019 | Karl Cole

Because 2019 is well into my eleventh year posting this blog, I’ve decided to initiate a new monthly feature for this year: Gem of the Month. As a fellow art historian, I know all too well their ...

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Promote your program & your students!

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | Toni Henneman

We are dedicated to promoting the work you do! Whether it’s through SchoolArts magazine or our curriculum and resource books, we strive to keep you at the center of all we do! ...

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Editor's Letter

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

When I was invited to present a keynote at the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) state conference in Tacoma, Washington, I was pleased to discover that their conference theme would be Embrac ...

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Senior Portraits

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Amy Albert Bloom

Artists often create work in response to current experiences in their lives. Art students often do the same. Art teachers, too, may create lessons inspired by their present situations. America’s ...

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Who is an American Today? 

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Flávia Bastos and James Rees

Most teachers can agree that the problems students face outside their schools are not left behind as they walk through the classroom doors. While it can be challenging to address social issues, leavin ...

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Making as Being

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Carrie Nordlund

Art as a way of knowing intensifies the experience of living and thinking. In Waldorf education, the arts as social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive acts are a means of perceiving, processing, and ...

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Beads & Seeds: A STEAM Design Challenge

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, we have an abundance of world-class museums and cultural attractions. Such a wealth often affords collaborations between different institutions and local schools. ...

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Curator’s Corner

Abstract Expressionist Paul Jenkins

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | Karl Cole

Some art historians, when discussing an artist’s work, will say “oh, but he’s (or she’s) a brilliant colorist!” I’ve never really known when to use that phrase with ...

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Art Acts

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | Toni Henneman

Do you follow us on social media or subscribe to SchoolArts magazine? Have you been wondering what Arts Acts are? ...

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The Amplifier Foundation: Using Art for Social Change

Monday, January 14, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Amplifier is a design lab that builds art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements. We work with our community of social change partners to build symbols, language, and distribution strategies th ...

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Contemporary Jewelry Pioneer

Monday, January 14, 2019 | Karl Cole

On a cold January day, I stop and look at this beautiful brooch by Eleanor Moty and wonder why I haven’t introduced you to her jewelry?! She is a fellow Illinoisan by birth, and actually grew up ...

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Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

You are invited to join Stevie Mack and I July 14-21, 2019, for Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos. You will experience the spectacular scenery of Northern New Mexico wh ...

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Popping Up in La Joya ISD

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

This past week I was honored to present Davis Digital's online curriculum to teachers in the South Texas district of La Joya, along with Kristen Marstaller. You can find the lesson we used as a hands- ...

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Curator’s Corner

A Nice Winter Treat

Monday, January 7, 2019 | Karl Cole

And, by “nice treat,” I don’t mean the sight of snow. As an art historian, I really like to stop and look into artists I’ve previously never thought a lot about. Charles S. Kae ...

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Nancy With Co Presidents Of Waea Tracy

Sunday, January 6, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

When I was invited to present a keynote at the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) state conference in Tacoma, Washington, I was pleased to discover that their conference theme would be E ...

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Preservation

Thursday, January 3, 2019 | Toni Henneman

Davis Publications began with the idea of preservation—preserving the most progressive ideas about teaching art. We’ve made it our mission to promote and support sound art instruction with ...

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