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My Virtual Art Room

Friday, July 24, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers transformed their programs to virtual instruction seemingly overnight with verve and patience. Administrators across the nation are enacting contingency pla ...

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The Cracker Box Sketchbook

Friday, July 24, 2020

The quote, “A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” is often attributed to Winston Churchill. Whether Churchill said it or not, ...

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Roaring with Positivity

Friday, July 24, 2020

In the midst of summer vacation, I’d say the last thing most teachers want to do is think about the upcoming school year, but we art teachers are a different breed. Our heads and hearts are full ...

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Retreading the Color Wheel

Friday, July 24, 2020

Something I’ve learned in my thirty years of teaching is that the little time we have with students is precious. So much so that many years ago, I made the decision that I would no longer do exe ...

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Editor's Letter: Community

Friday, July 24, 2020

This is a challenging time for art educators as states practice social distancing, close schools, and recommend staying home. As I write this, we don’t know what will happen this fall, but I kno ...

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Davis Desk

Teaching from Home: Keeping Yourself Motivated

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Barbara Place

These past few months have certainly brought change to our lives. On February 28, the US had a total of 59 cases of COVID-19 and no deaths. Today and as of this writing, there are more than 3 million ...

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Curator’s Corner

World Watercolor Month: Alice Baber

Monday, July 13, 2020 | Karl Cole

Watercolor has come a long way since the days when it was only considered suitable for studies for oil paintings. It’s come an especially long way since the old timey days when “proper you ...

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Davis Desk

Call to Artists—Submit Your Art for an Online Gallery Show

Friday, July 10, 2020 | Barbara Place

In these days of COVID-19, the digital community is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives. We teach online, we learn online, and we visit family members online. We even have doctors&rsq ...

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Curator’s Corner

July Gem of the Month: Chitrakathi

Monday, July 6, 2020 | Karl Cole

July is World Watercolor Month. Watercolor is a medium I’ve always admired (as you know from my drooling over Winslow Homer’s and John Singer Sargent’s gorgeous watercolor works), bu ...

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Davis Desk

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

Monday, June 29, 2020 | Barbara Place

Teaching During the Pandemic As we know all too well, the pandemic has created enormous stress on families and students around the world. While all students learning remotely are faced with new cha ...

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Curator’s Corner

Pride Month 2020, Part 4

Monday, June 29, 2020 | Karl Cole

Let’s close out my Pride Month series with the work of Agnes Martin, a pioneer Minimalist, although she considered herself an Abstract Expressionist.  ...

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Curator’s Corner

Pride Month 2020, Part 3

Monday, June 22, 2020 | Karl Cole

My Pride Month series celebrating and recognizing LGBTQI+ artists continues, acknowledging their accomplishments and contributions to the art world. Today’s post features the work of photographe ...

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Curator’s Corner

Pride Month 2020, Part 2

Monday, June 15, 2020 | Karl Cole

My Pride Month celebration continues with photographer Zanele Muholi. ...

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SchoolArts Room

Honoring Pride Month

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

June is Pride Month. In light of the worldwide protests initiated on May 26th by the murder of George Floyd, this seems a fitting time to honor the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ People of Color. After al ...

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Curator’s Corner

Pride Month 2020, Part 1

Monday, June 8, 2020 | Karl Cole

To recognize and celebrate Pride Month, I am going to present LGBTQI+ artists who have made major contributions to my sanity during this dark period. Well, art history always does that, ...

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Davis Desk

In Solidarity

Friday, June 5, 2020 | All Teams of Davis Publications

There is so much work to be done, but we promise to continue to push ourselves further to do more. ...

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