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Women's (Art) History Month 2020 II

Monday, March 9, 2020 | Karl Cole

Women’s (Art) History Month continues with tributes to three more interesting artists I have encountered in my art historical travels. ...

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Issue-Based Stencils

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Building relationships is important to me as an art teacher because of the diverse population of eighth-grade students I teach. Forming these relationships has provided me with an understanding and fi ...

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Honoring Iconography

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

As part of their classroom study of the civil rights movement, my fifth-grade art students explored the idea of iconography in artwork. I showed them images of devotional art from Christian, Buddhist, ...

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Stupendous Surrealism

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Surrealism can be an art teacher’s dream or nightmare. The topic can be approached from so many different angles that it can be a bit daunting to decide on which aspect of Surrealism to zero in ...

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A Conversation with Dyani White Hawk

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Today, social media tends to be the go-to place for connecting with artists across the globe. I find it to be a source of inspiration, encouragement, and creative reflection. It’s an opportunity ...

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Editor's Letter: Contemporary Art

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Amy Sherald, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, Beth Cavener, Yung Jake—these are just a few of the contemporary artists SchoolArts has recently featured in its pages. Every month, we present contemporary a ...

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Curator’s Corner

Women's (Art) History Month 2020 I

Monday, March 2, 2020 | Karl Cole

Since this year is the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, it is especially fitting to observe Women’s History ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 VI

Monday, February 24, 2020 | Karl Cole

It is certainly true that, in the 21st century, more African American artists than ever before—in a wider range of expression—are participating in the American “art world.” As ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 V

Friday, February 14, 2020 | Karl Cole

Contemporary African American artists use diverse techniques, ideas, and the history of African Americans in works of art that speak in new and exciting ways, including these works from the 1980s and ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 IV

Friday, February 14, 2020 | Karl Cole

This year’s African American (Art) History Month series continues with Howardena Pindell and her work from the 1970s.  ...

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Davis Desk

Kristi Oliver | 2020 Eastern Region Art Educator

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Toni Henneman

We are thrilled to share the news that our very own Professional Development Manager, Kristi Oliver, has been awarded the 2020 Eastern Region Art Educator Award. Kristi joined Davis in June of 2019, a ...

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SchoolArts Room

STEAM

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

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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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 III

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Karl Cole

Today my series celebrating African American (Art) History Month 2020 continues with another artist who was part of groundbreaking African American artist collectives: Dindga McCannon.  ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2020 II

Monday, February 10, 2020 | Karl Cole

This week my 2020 African American (Art) History Month blog series continues with artists that figure prominently in the period of the Civil Rights Movement and were part of groundbreaking African Ame ...

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Righteous Rain Barrels

Friday, February 7, 2020

I was introduced to the idea of painting rain barrels when my local library held an event in which artists were invited to paint rain barrels to be auctioned off at a community garden event. When I he ...

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Small Wonders

Friday, February 7, 2020

Steampunk is a style that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction. After discovering this style of design, it really inspired me for an up-an ...

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