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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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Curator’s Corner

Gem of the Month: Udomsak Krisanamis

Monday, June 1, 2020 | Karl Cole

Whenever I uncover an artist whose work makes me stop and say “Wha--? Wow?” then you know I am going to post about that artist. This artist’s work reminds me of the union between Abs ...

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Curator’s Corner

May Is Flying By

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Karl Cole

May can quite often be a rainy month in New England, and let’s face it, during this quarantine I get a little “showery” every now and then. My remedy is to look at beautiful landscap ...

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Curator’s Corner

Mail Art

Monday, May 18, 2020 | Karl Cole

SchoolArts magazine is currently inviting all art teachers to enter Pushing the Envelope: A Mail Art Gallery Show. The theme of the online exhibit is Quaranteaching in a Pandemic. Art educators are in ...

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Curator’s Corner

Blossom Dedicated to Art Teachers

Monday, May 11, 2020 | Karl Cole

A good friend of mine—who is an art teacher (from home now) in Ohio—recently shared pictures with me of a lesson about taking selfies inspired by famous paintings. Her own exampl ...

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SchoolArts Room

Pushing the Envelope: An Invitational Mail Art Show

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

When is the last time you have been really excited about an envelope you received in the mail? Email has cut into postal correspondence but maybe that can change if we start sending art through the ma ...

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Article

Choice-Based Self-Portraits

Monday, May 4, 2020

I’ve been teaching students how to draw using a grid for years. Before the current digital age, I showed students how to create a grid on a page protector using a permanent marker so that when t ...

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Article

Contemporary Caryatids

Monday, May 4, 2020

I‘ve been teaching AP studio art for the past five years and have spent as much time mulling over what to do in my art room after the portfolios are submitted in early May. Since students’ ...

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Article

Drawing out Your Inner Critic

Monday, May 4, 2020

I can’t draw!” “I stink!” A student’s confidence can plummet between fourth and fifth grade. They regurgitate the encouragement that I’ve taught them: “I can& ...

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Article

The Media Fair

Monday, May 4, 2020

Introducing different media to students can be a catch-22. Ultimately, we want students to be able to select their own medium, but we’ve traditionally introduced students to new media through th ...

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Article

Editor's Letter: Choices

Monday, May 4, 2020

Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is an instructional approach developed by Katherine Douglas, Pauling Joseph, John Crowe, and Diane Jaquith. Beginning at the elementary level, it involved setting ...

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Curator’s Corner

Spring Illusion

Monday, May 4, 2020 | Karl Cole

In a time in history when we could all use either a vacation, a walk in the park (six feet apart, of course), or just an escape to one of Star Trek’s “shore leave” planets, we can lo ...

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Curator’s Corner

Fuji (Wisteria) Matsuri

Monday, April 27, 2020 | Karl Cole

In Japan, April 21 to May 6 is the time of the Fuji Matsuri, or “Wisteria Festival.” During the festival, traditional music and dance are performed at the Kameido Tenjin shrine on the outs ...

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