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Dismantled Robots

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Melody Weintraub

As art teachers, sometimes it doesn't take much to inspire us. In my case, it took our school’s tech team leaving behind my classroom’s dismantled wireless router in a trash bin. After dig ...

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Curator’s Corner

Earth Appreciation Month II

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Karl Cole

There is nothing I like more than the colors of nature awakening to spring. I especially love the arrays of greens that are seen in the grass, foliage, and trees. To celebrate Earth Appreciation Month ...

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Curator’s Corner

An April Birthday Boy

Monday, April 29, 2019 | Karl Cole

Antoine Vollon, known primarily for his excellent still-life paintings, had a birthday on April 23rd. In the glory days of the annual academic Salon in Paris (1760s–1890s)—when the self-ap ...

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Curator’s Corner

Earth Appreciation Month

Friday, April 26, 2019

What better way to celebrate Earth Month than to show you paintings by an American Impressionist who celebrated the beauty of nature through COLOR. To be totally honest, I had never heard of Enneking ...

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Curator’s Corner

Respect for History

Friday, April 19, 2019 | Karl Cole

Never underestimate the aesthetic power of an ancient culture’s art. That can certainly be said of the stranglehold ancient Greek and Roman culture has had on Western art since the Renaissance ( ...

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Curator’s Corner

Gem of the Month: Rogelio Polesello

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Karl Cole

“Argentinian Modernism” is not really a term bandied around at any length in surveys of modernism of the mid- to late 1900s. The truth is, the development of modernist art movements in Cen ...

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SchoolArts Room

Recollective Echo: A Curatorial Program Exhibition at the Coe Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

This year’s Hands-On Curatorial Program exhibition, Recollective Echo, opens to the public May 10, 5-7pm.  ...

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SchoolArts Room

Netiquette Essentials for Minding Your Manners

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Scott Steinberg's Netiquette Essentials: New Rules for Minding Your Manners in a Digital World gives good guidelines for conducting ourselves online: ...

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SchoolArts Room

Sustainability: The May 2019 SchoolArts

Friday, April 5, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Traditionally the Peruvian ch’ullu (hat) is a symbol of authority. Making the ch’ullu from recycled plastic represents the larger community leadership role of protecting the future. ...

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Davis Blog

7 Effortless Ways to Get Money for Art Education

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Anxiety, stress, and uncertainty are all words we’ve heard used when the topic of grant writing comes up. We get it! Grant writing can be a long, hard, and confusing process. ...

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Risk-Taking, Scaffolding & Team Building

Monday, April 1, 2019 | Laura Lester and Christina Van Hamersveld

Christina Van Hamersveld and I teach at an arts and technology magnet school in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Our middle-school program aims to attract students with exceptional creative thinking and raw ...

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Here We Make Our Home

Monday, April 1, 2019 | Frank Juarez and Carrie Hoelzer

Here We Make Our Home encouraged and challenged young adults to learn about who they are, research their cultural heritage, and share their views and beliefs in what it means to be of African American ...

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Amy Sherald: Blending Portraiture and Politics

Monday, April 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Amy Sherald is a Baltimore based artist acclaimed for her striking portraits of contemporary African Americans. She is known for painting skin tones in gray scale as a way of countering the associatio ...

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Editor's Letter

Monday, April 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Do you find that your students are open to interpretation? Are they open to being art critics about their own and other works of art? When initially introduced to art criticism, some may associate neg ...

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Abstract Mark Making

Monday, April 1, 2019 | Jordan DeWilde

A couple of years ago, while taking my third-grade students on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, a student asked me, "How come we don’t study any artists who are still alive?&qu ...

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SchoolArts Room

Playing with Tape: A Public Art Residency

Monday, March 25, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

It is starting to get dark and we have been working on this small Tape Art mural for almost an hour. It is the fourth one of the day and the twelfth one so far this week. The irony of this mural is th ...

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