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Testimony

Monday, July 29, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Testimony: an open acknowledgment of truth, a formal written or spoken statement or declaration in support of a belief. When I taught preservice classes at the University of North Texas, I required ...

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Curator’s Corner

July Gem of the Month

Monday, July 29, 2019 | Karl Cole

Aside from painting, architecture is one of the most stunning legacies of the Mughal Empire that ruled most of India between 1526 and (technically) 1857, when it was dissolved by the British East Indi ...

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Curator’s Corner

Cool Off with Cool Colors

Monday, July 15, 2019 | Karl Cole

July can be moderately hot in Massachusetts, but I understand some regions of the world are having the hottest July ever recorded (probably due to climate change). So, if it’s hot by you, just s ...

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Curator’s Corner

Happy July

Monday, July 8, 2019 | Karl Cole

What better way to celebrate a new month than with examples by one of the pioneers of the American Poster Renaissance (my term, covering the period from ca. 1890–1920, others call it the “ ...

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Celebrating Pride Month

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Barbara Place

As Pride Month celebrations wind down for the year, we acknowledge the importance of recognizing diversity and inclusion throughout the year. Pride is the celebration and simple joy of being your true ...

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Curator’s Corner

Recognizing Pride Month, Part 2

Monday, June 24, 2019 | Karl Cole

Last week I featured an artist from the 1800s, Mary Ann Willson, for Pride Month 2019. Today I continue my Pride Month posts with a look at contemporary artist Glen Ligon. ...

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SchoolArts Room

What's Your Art Teacher Super Power?

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Compared to most classroom teachers, I do think art teachers wield more power in what they teach and how they interact with their students. For the most part, we are able to create, plan, and present ...

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Curator’s Corner

Recognizing Pride Month, Part 1

Monday, June 17, 2019 | Karl Cole

In recognition of Pride Month, I am presenting two gay artists, both of whom you’ve seen before on this blog: Mary Ann Willson and Glenn Ligon. I chose these two artists because their stories ar ...

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Curator’s Corner

June Birthday Boy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Karl Cole

John Constable’s birthday is June 11th, and I never miss an excuse to feature a brilliant landscape painter who has inspired my own painting. But, instead of featuring The Hay Wain, which is in ...

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SchoolArts Room

Celebrating PRIDE Month

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members ...

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Curator’s Corner

New Season, New Website, New Blog Look!

Monday, May 20, 2019 | Karl Cole

It’s spring here in Worcester, MA, and more than just the trees are changing. I’m excited to let you all know that Curator’s Corner is getting a new look. ...

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SchoolArts Room

SchoolArtsRoom is Moving!

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

New Season, new website, and new blog look! It’s full Spring here in Santa Fe and more than just the trees and flowers are changing.  SchoolArts Room is Moving! ...

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Curator’s Corner

Ancient Egypt Find

Monday, May 13, 2019 | Karl Cole

Because of the recent news about an exciting archeological find in Giza, I decided to show some stunning portraits from ancient Egypt. ...

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Article

Editor's Letter

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

What’s your art teacher superpower? Do you have eyes in the back of your head (or have you convinced your students you do)? Do you present art problems that empower your students’ confiden ...

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Article

Playing Around with Paper

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Common ideas with a fresh twist are always fun for students and teachers alike. One of our curriculum points is to create an artwork using wet-onwet painting. While this is fun and interesting to do, ...

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Article

Have You Seen This Monster?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Throughout time and across cultures, humans have created stories about monsters and mythical creatures to help them cope with things they fear or can’t explain. This lesson focuses on the natura ...

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