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Anti-Racist Art Educators

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | Tara Trinity Villanueva

Facebook has very active art education communities, some with more than 18,000 members. Numerous teachers wanted to use these groups to share and discuss anti-racist art education pedagogy and lessons ...

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Curator’s Corner

Women's (Art) History Month 2021 III

Monday, March 22, 2021 | Karl Cole

Women’s Art History Month continues with a look at an artist who has a totally unique body of work, pursuing with photography what artists have done since its inception in the 1840s: the use of ...

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SchoolArts Room

Connecting through Art in a COVID World

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | IIona Szekely

The COVID-19 pandemic changed all of our lives in different ways. Because we were isolated in our homes and unable to go to school together, we had the opportunity to spend more time with family and f ...

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Curator’s Corner

Women's (Art) History Month 2021 II

Monday, March 15, 2021 | Karl Cole

If anyone documented the human (women’s) condition extensively, it was artist Isabel Bishop. Her sensitive paintings and prints of working women during the Great Depression (1929–1940) and ...

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SchoolArts Room

Home, School, and Hybrid Art Rooms

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

This past year, art teachers have had to quickly adapt to different modes of teaching (remotely, face-to-face, or through a hybrid model). Here are some of their solutions. Notice that almost every si ...

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SchoolArts Room

Editor’s Letter: Contemporary Art

Monday, March 8, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

Contemporary art is vibrant, diverse, exciting, and engaging. It can help you introduce more diverse, living, global artists to your students and spark meaningful discussions. However, many art teache ...

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Curator’s Corner

Women's (Art) History Month 2021 I

Monday, March 8, 2021 | Karl Cole

Although there are records of women artists from antiquity, women artists between the 1400s and 1700s in the West were either considered anomalies or miracles. The advent of artists' guilds during the ...

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Article

Yayoi Kusama & Notan Mashup

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The primary focus of my elementary art curriculum is contemporary art, but I still connect the present with concepts or artists from the past to reinforce how the latter informs the former. One exampl ...

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Article

Editor’s Letter: Contemporary Art

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Contemporary art is vibrant, diverse, exciting, and engaging. It can help you introduce more diverse, living, global artists to your students and spark meaningful discussions. However, many art teache ...

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Article

Fun and Function

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Having a great idea is one thing, turning it into a successful project is another. This was all uncharted territory, so questions abounded: How do I go about obtaining enough blank, white expandable p ...

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Article

The Comedian

Thursday, March 4, 2021

When I came upon the 2019 artwork called The Comedian by Maurizio Cattelan, I knew I had to share it with my students. Essentially, The Comedian is a banana duct-taped to a gallery wall. On the surfac ...

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Article

The Mindful Studio: Drawing

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Drawing teaches students to observe their environment and learn to see what is right before them. Students are often fearful of drawing because they have preconceived notions of exceptional realism th ...

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Curator’s Corner

A Great Art Teacher: Alice Tavani

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Karl Cole

The annual National Art Education Association (NAEA) convention is later this week—held virtually this year—and it's the start of Women's History Month, so I’m introducing you to a d ...

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Davis Desk

Understanding, Ideas, Information, Personal Learning Networks = Valuable Tools

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | Laura & Matt Grundler, The Creativity Department

This month we are excited to share a post from our partners The Creativity Department / K12ArtChat. You can also read this post directly from their website by using this link. In addition to the re ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2021 III

Monday, February 15, 2021 | Karl Cole

For my ongoing celebration of African American History month, let’s honor the life and work of Hughie Lee-Smith. He was one of many artists who matured during the Harlem Renaissance (1918– ...

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Article

All in Pieces

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Passing by my art room, students and teachers couldn’t help but peer through the windows or peek inside the door. They were drawn by the sounds of electric jigsaws gnawing through plywood, the b ...

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