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Artist Amy Sherald: Blending Portraiture and Politics

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Artist Amy Sherald was a keynote speaker at the NAEA Boston conference this past week. SchoolArts Magazine was fortunate to feature her on the cover and through an interview. We are sharing it here, a ...

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Reimagining Heather Hansen

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Janine Campbell

When developing lessons based on artists I admire, I try my best to find different ways to approach their work and offer divergent outcomes for students. Instead of finding an artist and repeating the ...

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Birds of a Feather

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Tiffany Anderson and Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Developing care for others is deeply connected to our capacity to care for nature. Ongoing interaction with nature, specifically through one’s local environment, fosters empathy and a love of na ...

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The Fifth Arts Discipline

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Martin Rayala

Arts education is being shaken to its core. In June 2014, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), published, for the first time, voluntary National Core Arts Standards for five (rather ...

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Open to Interpretation

Friday, March 8, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

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

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Curator’s Corner

COLD

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Karl Cole

It’s been really cold here recently, relatively speaking for New England. How do you turn something New Englanders consider a negative into a positive? Focus on cool colors in works of art. Colo ...

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The World of Fractals

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Kevin Fogelson

Do you aspire to implement innovative ways to incorporate STEAM into your K–12 arts curriculum? Fractals are an engaging way to celebrate art, science, and math. What’s more, fractals are ...

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Frankenstein Design

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Kasmira Mohanty

A while back, I took a graduate course called Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills. I struggled to muster any enthusiasm considering the course began only two days after we broke for the summer ...

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Editor's Letter

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Just what are media arts? The concept may be initially confusing to some, as media can be either traditional or contemporary, but the acceptance of media arts as a term understood as embracing new for ...

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Animation Unplugged

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Rama Hughes

A colleague once complained that he couldn’t teach technology because our students didn’t have computers. Of course, you don’t need a computer to teach your students about technology ...

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Curator’s Corner

Let It Snow

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Karl Cole

We have had several snowfalls in the past couple of weeks. On Presidents’ Day I found myself staring at a snow-laden tree across the street and thinking, that looks like a Japanese woodcut of a ...

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SchoolArts Room

Introducing SchoolArts First Collection: Media Arts

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

What are media arts? The concept may be confusing to some, as media can be both traditional and contemporary. However, its acceptance as a term for embracing new forms of technology is supported by th ...

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Folk Art to Go!: Making Puppets at MOIFA

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

As former elementary art teachers, my husband and I enjoy helping out with the studio experiences at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe (MOIFA). ...

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Photoshop Proofs and Movie Spoofs

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

When selecting projects for students, it’s always good to know what will connect them to their own visual/material culture. I have learned that what worked for students 10 years ago will probabl ...

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The Wonderful World of Fractals

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Do you aspire to implement innovative ways to incorporate S.T.E.A.M. into your K-12 Arts curriculum? Fractals are an engaging way to celebrate the arts, sciences, and mathematics. Furthermore, fractal ...

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African American (Art) History Month

Monday, February 11, 2019 | Karl Cole

When we usually read about the Rocky Mountain School of painting, we are presented with artists like Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Thomas Hill (1892-1908), and Thomas Moran (1837–1926). Th ...

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