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Surimono Time for the New Year

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | Karl Cole

I did it before and I’m doing it again: surimono to celebrate the New Year. In the West, we don’t really make little works of fine art to celebrate the New Year. In Japan, the surimono&mda ...

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Covering Comic Book Covers

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Rama Hughes

When I was a kid, I taught myself to draw by copying favorite cartoons from television and comic books. My peers did the same. Today, my students do it, too. Between classes, they show me studies they ...

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Building a STEAMy Stop-Motion with Design Thinking

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Andrew D. Watson

Stop-motion animation is a dynamic way to go from theory to practice in STEAM education. It is studio-focused and easily connects to other disciplines, and it’s also an excellent way to introduc ...

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Color Exploration

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Melissa Purtee

Color theory is a foundational skill for art students and teaching it is important, but it can also be fun. When painting with acrylics, the key idea for students to learn is that just about any color ...

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Editor's Letter

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

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

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Adjective Sculptures

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Janine Campbell

When approaching project challenges with students, I try to create learning experiences that encourage and reward risk-taking and divergent outcomes. This can be a challenge when students are using si ...

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Curator’s Corner

It's Scarf Weather

Monday, December 17, 2018 | Karl Cole

I’m not sure how warm these scarves would be in winter, but they sure would be fabulous displayed over a black overcoat! The honor accorded Japanese textile art equals that of ceramics, and cert ...

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Connecting Arts Education to Student Success

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | Toni Henneman

As art educators you all understand that “high-quality arts integration is more than including artistic activities as an add-on, it is a connection process that requires students to use higher-o ...

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Curator’s Corner

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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SchoolArts Room

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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