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A Winter Bench

Monday, December 10, 2018 | Karl Cole

Dutch artists have been innovators in design since forever. Artists of the De Stijl movement of the early 1900s are standouts in this category. The works of that movement characteristically feature de ...

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Making Connections through Recycling

Friday, December 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, the country’s largest and oldest recycled art market,is held at the Convention Center every November. It is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded ...

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Christmas Came Early

Monday, December 3, 2018 | Karl Cole

Christmas in 2018 came early, namely, this past summer. I always feel as if I’m getting Christmas presents when we receive new images of art from museums, or receive new photography of artwork a ...

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The Piece of Cake Cupcake Factory

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | Tyrus Manning

This past year, I was determined to introduce my students to more contemporary artists. During my research, I became intrigued with artists who work collaboratively, such as Red Grooms and the Ruckus ...

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Editor's Letter

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

You may be surprised to learn that SchoolArts Magazine is primarily put together by a collaborative of just a handful of people. But our collaboration reaches far beyond our staff. Our articles are wr ...

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An Artroom Ink Collaboration

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | Kelsi Quicksall

In the morning before our first Sumi Ink Club session, preparations are made. Tables, countertops, and windowsills are covered with white paper; sumi ink and brushes are put in places for easy retriev ...

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The Art All-State Model

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | Kristi Oliver

Art All-State (AAS) brings high-school juniors from across Massachusetts to UMass Dartmouth for an intensive two-day collaborative art-making experience, working with teams of professional artists to ...

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Safe Shadows

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | Kari Giordano

On March 24, 2018, many of our students walked out of their classes along with thousands of other young people across the country. Some walked out in support of gun reform laws, others to honor the vi ...

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Art Saves Lives: Art for Social Change

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

In March 2015, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) adopted a position statement on Art Education and Social Justice. It supports the belief that art can provide a meaningful catalyst to enga ...

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November Birthday of a Brilliant Artist

Monday, November 26, 2018 | Karl Cole

I have come to the point where I no longer like to designate artists to any particular medium. This is due to the fact that so many artists do not confine their interests to a single medium. All the s ...

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A Meal and a Plate for It

Monday, November 19, 2018 | Karl Cole

This week, I’m going to recognize Thanksgiving with works of art, rather than odes to a holiday that has evolved from “giving thanks for blessings” to gluttony and narcissism (gee, n ...

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Awesomeness in Two Media

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Karl Cole

Throughout the history of art, artists have worn many hats. In that, I mean artists have not always stuck to one medium. This is true globally. In Western art, during the first 25 years of the 1900s, ...

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The Joys of Collaboration

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

You may be surprised to learn that SchoolArts Magazine is primarily put together by a collaborative of just a handful of people. But our collaboration reaches far beyond our staff. Our articles are wr ...

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Beauty Over Chaos

Monday, November 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

I’m purposely avoiding any art that has to do with elections because of this week’s voting. I’m so disappointed with the political climate in this country, I want to show a beautiful ...

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Mixed-Media Treescapes

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Barbara Downing Owen

I take my third-grade students outdoors almost anytime our New England weather permits. We travel around our school campus doing observational drawings of trees that are special to our school’s ...

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A Year in the Life of an Art Garden

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Amy McGlinn

Some of my students’ best creative moments happen when we step outside of our four-walled classroom. That’s why I put nature at the center of my art curriculum. When my seventh- and eighth ...

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