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7 Effortless Ways to Get Money for Art Education

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Toni Henneman

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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SchoolArts Room

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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