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Women's History Month 2022: Karin Davie

Monday, March 28, 2022 | Karl Cole

Karin Davie is a Canadian artist who has explored traditional elements of art in a completely novel manner. Her emphasis on the action of line could put her work into the realm of Process Art, althoug ...

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Women's History Month 2022: Julia Margaret Cameron

Monday, March 21, 2022 | Karl Cole

Julia Margaret Cameron is counted among the first professional woman photographers in Western art history. ...

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Women's History Month 2022: Toyin Ojih Odutola

Monday, March 14, 2022 | Karl Cole

Nigerian-born artist Toyin Ojih Odutola explores contemporary definitions of gender, culture, and society with a unique graphic/painting technique. ...

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Co-Editor’s Letter: Contemporary Art

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | Frank Juarez

Contemporary art is around us more than we may think. It exists in our communities, on social media, in the news, in magazines, and even on billboards. It serves multiple purposes driven by the artist ...

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Organized Chaos

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | Sue Liedke

I was pleased to take students to see Sol LeWitt’s 2003 sculpture Splotch. Students examined the colorful towers from all sides and sketched it. I asked them for words to describe the work. &ldq ...

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The Amazing World of Jen Stark

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | Jane B. Montero

I have known about Jen Stark’s colorful paintings and sculptures for many years, but it wasn’t until last spring that I finally settled on a Stark-inspired digital drawing project for my f ...

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Art on the Fly

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | Brian Sommersberger

Showing students that art can be drawn on nontraditional substrate materials was a great introduction before allowing them to draw or paint on their own flying discs. For inspiration, we explored a va ...

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Ancient to Modern Life

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | Marie Elcin

By pairing contemporary local artwork with ancient artifacts, students see themes emerge in how art is part of everyday life in any era. The concept of rules in society is especially rich for young ad ...

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Women's History Month 2022: Maria Martinez

Monday, March 7, 2022 | Karl Cole

I’m going to feature examples of outstanding women artists who played key roles in art history for Women’s History Month. Ceramic artist Maria Martinez was truly at the forefront of Pueblo ...

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Black History Month 2022: John Biggers

Monday, February 28, 2022 | Karl Cole

While John Biggers is known for his murals, he is equally as renowned for his graphic works. His realist style is tempered by an abstract simplification reminiscent of African art. He drew his subject ...

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Black History Month 2022: Mary A. Jackson

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | Karl Cole

Mary A. Jackson is instrumental in bringing the African American tradition of sweetgrass basket making (called “Gullah” basketry) to international recognition. Sweetgrass basketry of ...

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Black History Month 2022: Mark Bradford

Monday, February 14, 2022 | Karl Cole

Let’s continue to celebrate art for Black History Month with the work of Mark Bradford. ...

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Projected Identities

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | Sue Liedke

Through this layered photography project, students were encouraged to explore connections to historic American art and re-envision new roles for themselves as art viewers and artists. To introduce our ...

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Posters That Empower

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | Marie Huard

I learned about Barbara Jones-Hogu’s work only recently from a colleague at the Pennsylvania Art Education Conference. I loved it the moment I saw it and I knew my students would, too. At the ti ...

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Twelve Principles of Animation

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | Rachel Wintemberg

I discovered the twelve principles of animation—the keys to teaching the art of visual storytelling. The principles act as a roadmap, helping animators transform written scripts into living stor ...

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Editor’s Letter: Media Arts

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | Nancy
Walkup

Today’s students have grown up with computers and the internet and are desirous of fast-paced, simultaneous access to a broad range of information through a number of devices. Because these stud ...

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