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Reaching for the Sun

Friday, December 6, 2019

As educators, we know that many of our students have difficulty coping with stress and anxiety during their teenage years. Unfortunately, the stigmas associated with mental health can prevent them fro ...

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Advocacy to Action

Friday, December 6, 2019

As my colleagues Dana Helwick and Danielle McDonald point out in their own articles in this issue of SchoolArts, teaching about empathy starts with an awareness of what empathy is and how it involves ...

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Mindful Moments

Friday, December 6, 2019

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It is a skill that requires reflection and practice. It also requires the ability to imagine outside of yourself, to ...

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The Power of Vulnerability

Friday, December 6, 2019

Middle school is an uncertain place. Our students are moving through significant physical, emotional, and social changes that leave them trying to figure out who they are and how they want to be. Empa ...

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Curator’s Corner

Thanksgiving Thought: Rubens Peale

Monday, December 2, 2019 | Karl Cole

Thanksgiving always gets me to thinking about early America, particularly about the many changes that happened in our country at that time, which very few of us ever think (or know) about. I’m s ...

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Curator’s Corner

Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month III

Monday, November 25, 2019 | Karl Cole

My series celebrating National Native American Heritage month concludes today. I have already shown you ancient architecture and ceramics and objects from the 1800s. Now I will show you two artists wh ...

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Curator’s Corner

Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month II

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Karl Cole

On Monday I showed you ancient architecture and ceramics as part of my National Native American Heritage Month 2019 series. Today the series continues with a look at three objects from the 1800s.  ...

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SchoolArts Room

The Visual Art Scholastic Event

Monday, November 18, 2019 | Mel Basham and Sara Chapman

The Texas Art Education Association’s (TAEA) Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) was created to recognize exemplary student achievement in the visual arts by providing high school, middle school ...

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Curator’s Corner

Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month I

Monday, November 18, 2019 | Karl Cole

The actual title is “National Native American Heritage Month.” There are so many outstanding examples of the artistic contributions First Nations cultures have made to the history of this ...

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SchoolArts Room

Structure

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, and Le Corbusier and artists Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky all shared a similar childhood educational experience, one that likely shaped their prof ...

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Curator’s Corner

Gem of the Month: The Blue Mosque

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Karl Cole

Istanbul is yet another one of the places on my “to see” list that I probably will never get to see. One of the big draws for me to that city—besides its amazing history as the forme ...

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Classroom Setup to Support Learning

Friday, November 8, 2019

I have a brand-new classroom this school year. This is the fifth time in seven years that I’ve moved rooms, and I’m delighted with my new space because it’s beautiful and it’s ...

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Pyramid Assemblages

Friday, November 8, 2019

Right outside the windows of my artroom is the sculpture Visual Dialogue (1982) by Lynda Rockwood. In Washington State, public art is supported by the state arts commission by a policy to foster cultu ...

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Busy Cities

Friday, November 8, 2019

Curiosity, adventure, and discovery may explain why students are stimulated by pictures, virtual tours, and visits to New York City and other cities across the United States. Because we live near New ...

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Planar Constructions

Friday, November 8, 2019

As a sculpture and design teacher, I work to teach my students large concepts associated with working three-dimensionally, such as space, form, and movement. These concepts are usually taught combined ...

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Editor's Letter

Friday, November 8, 2019

Architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, and Le Corbusier and artists Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky all shared a similar childhood educational experience, one that likely shaped their prof ...

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