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Late Summer Strolls

Monday, September 10, 2018 | Karl Cole

As autumn is right around the corner, my mind drifts back to one of my favorite pastimes in my hometown, Chicago. I would walk for hours in the various neighborhoods near where I lived looking at the ...

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Persistence: Why it is Important

Sunday, September 9, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Persistence. Does that concept play a part in your teaching? For your students? For yourself? Persistence is the ability to stick with something, to continue working, to try harder, to not give u ...

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Never Thought About This

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

Landscape painters who are smart do studies of subjects such as clouds. I, on the other hand, just worked hours on a landscape last weekend using nothing but my reminiscences of how clouds look to pai ...

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The Pineapple & the Suitcase

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Ken Vieth and Betsy DiJulio

As an art educator, I believe in developing projects that call for students to produce images that are aesthetically strong. This requires them to think about their creative experience and who they ar ...

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Editor's Letter

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Whether you are a newbie or a veteran art teacher, the beginning of the school year always offers a fresh new start and an opportunity to set high expectations for your students. To renew or reinforce ...

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Patterned & Printed Self-Portraits

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Michael Van Meter

Recently, I decided to incorporate the art of adinkra cloth into my fourth-grade self-portrait lesson. As we began the unit of study, we looked at printmaking artists from Ghana, West Africa, who use ...

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The Tree of Life

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Rachel Wintemberg

Gustav Klimt filled his artwork with mysterious imagery and mythological references. He did not explain his pictures, instead leaving it up to the viewer to interpret the story. We do know that Klimt ...

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Sharing Student Success: Get Published

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Frank Juarez

Managing an art classroom is no different than man- aging an art gallery. Both communicate a mission and a vision. We work with artists/ students of all levels. We provide resources that will aid in t ...

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An Invitation from The Memory Project

Monday, August 27, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers, art students, and solo artists to help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the worl ...

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"Hmm, Ginko Leaf or Toothbrush?"

Monday, August 27, 2018 | Karl Cole

I just got a crown on a tooth this week, so I thought I’d do a teeth-themed posting. Goodness knows I don’t love going to the dentist, but he’s a really good one, so I’m no lon ...

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Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Sunday, August 26, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Legfills most of the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth from Jun 10, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018. Don't miss it if you are anywhere near Fort Worth! ...

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Art Teachers At Naea New Orleans

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Whether you are a newbie or a veteran art teacher, the beginning of the school year always offers a fresh new start and an opportunity for setting high expectations for your students. To renew or rein ...

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A Lyrical August Gift

Monday, August 20, 2018 | Karl Cole

I’m always wowed by color. And when I found out that the landscape-like backgrounds of this artist’s work are derived from pond scum powder (spirulina is the source, considered a healthy a ...

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Eye Candy for August

Monday, August 13, 2018 | Karl Cole

I can’t think that anybody doesn’t find the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his designers to be absolutely beautiful specimens of glass art. Seeing some of his windows recently in Boston ...

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Artists with August Birthdays

Monday, August 6, 2018 | Karl Cole

Monthly artists’ birthdays are a good way to introduce you to a variety of artists I actually adore, while contrasting art from vastly different cultures. I’m not going to call it “i ...

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Have You Had Your Fiber Today?

Monday, July 30, 2018 | Karl Cole

As you all know, I’m not a fan of the words “decorative arts,” “artisan,” “crafts,” or “craftsperson.” I think we’re way beyond that now. If ...

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