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Critical (Th)inking

Friday, February 7, 2020

For art students, experimenting can be one of the most difficult tasks, especially when they are focused on learning basic techniques. In an attempt to approach inquiry-based learning while working on ...

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Editor's Letter: STEAM

Friday, February 7, 2020

At the Texas Art Education Association conference last November, I was fortunate to meet Mariah Reading, one of the keynote speakers. Reading is a remarkable artist who expanded my understanding of ST ...

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African American History Month 2020 I

Monday, February 3, 2020 | Karl Cole

Every year I like to feature African American artists whose work you may or may not have ever seen for African American History Month (February). I’m starting this year’s survey with artis ...

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Curator’s Corner

Wearable Art for Winter

Monday, January 27, 2020 | Karl Cole

It’s winter in New England, and scarves really come in handy here. Unfortunately, they need to be warm and aren’t likely to be worn as fashion statements, as these two Yuh Okano artworks s ...

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Curator’s Corner

Mid-Winter White

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Karl Cole

To celebrate the upcoming publication of our new book, Fashion Fundamentals, I’m showing you a glimpse of January fashion from one of my favorite periods in fashion history, the early 1910s. Yes ...

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Editor's Letter: Design

Friday, January 17, 2020

The concept of design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues based around the building up of ideas. It is about the design of objects, information, environments ...

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SchoolArts Room

Drawing in the Round

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Annemarie Baldauf

Drawing on a cylindrical curved surface such as a paper cup has endless possibilities and creative results. Drawing on a 3D surface has its unique challenges and students learn, improve, and grow from ...

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Curator’s Corner

Lilla Cabot Perry

Monday, January 13, 2020 | Karl Cole

Let’s make this the week of Lilla Cabot Perry for her birthday on January 13th! Like many women Impressionists in the early 1900s (such as Helen Hamilton and Harriet Lumis, both of whom I have d ...

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SchoolArts Room

Design

Friday, January 10, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

The concept of design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues based around the building up of ideas. It is about the design of objects, information, environments ...

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Contemporary Color Wheels

Monday, January 6, 2020

The color wheel is a staple in the artroom from elementary through high school and beyond. How can we take something that is familiar—that can easily become stagnant—to a new and exciting ...

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Fabulous Accessories

Monday, January 6, 2020

I always look for strange and unusual art to share with my middle-school students—they love all that is peculiar. For this lesson, I shared designs by Fred Butler, a London-based designer who cr ...

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School-wide Art Advocacy

Monday, January 6, 2020

Imagine a team practicing plays every afternoon but never playing an actual game in front of family and friends. Or imagine a band playing full pieces in practice each day but never performing at a co ...

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Curator’s Corner

What Was Happening in the 20s?

Monday, January 6, 2020 | Karl Cole

As a celebration of the new year, let’s look back at what was happening in the ‘20s of centuries past. ...

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Exploring Contemporary Issues through Poster Design

Monday, January 6, 2020

As an International Baccalaureate high school with a mission statement of “Developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world throug ...

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Curator’s Corner

German Expressionist Christmas

Monday, December 23, 2019 | Karl Cole

What better way to enjoy Christmas than to give yourself the gift of German Expressionist color in the work of Gabriele Münter? Who needs to listen to Christmas carols when you have this beauty t ...

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Empathy

Monday, December 16, 2019 | Nancy Walkuo

What does it mean to be empathetic? Simply put, empathy is the ability to understand and experience the feelings of others. Research has shown that empathy can be taught. According to “4 Proven ...

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