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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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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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SchoolArts Room

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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SchoolArts Room

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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SchoolArts Room

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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Curator’s Corner

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 (1837–192 ...

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SchoolArts Room

What is Media Art?

Friday, February 8, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Just what is media art? The concept may be confusing, as media can be both traditional and contemporary, but its acceptance as embracing new forms of technology is supported by the National Art Educat ...

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Curator’s Corner

Gem of the Month: Nan Madol

Monday, February 4, 2019 | Karl Cole

Because 2019 is well into my eleventh year posting this blog, I’ve decided to initiate a new monthly feature for this year: Gem of the Month. As a fellow art historian, I know all too well their ...

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Promote yourself, your program, and your students!

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | Toni Henneman

We are dedicated to promoting the work you do! Whether it’s through SchoolArts magazine or our curriculum and resource books, we strive to keep you at the center of all we do! ...

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Editor's Letter

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

When I was invited to present a keynote at the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) state conference in Tacoma, Washington, I was pleased to discover that their conference theme would be Embrac ...

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Senior Portraits

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Amy Albert Bloom

Artists often create work in response to current experiences in their lives. Art students often do the same. Art teachers, too, may create lessons inspired by their present situations. America’s ...

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Who is an American Today? 

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Flávia Bastos and James Rees

Most teachers can agree that the problems students face outside their schools are not left behind as they walk through the classroom doors. While it can be challenging to address social issues, leavin ...

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Making as Being

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Carrie Nordlund

Art as a way of knowing intensifies the experience of living and thinking. In Waldorf education, the arts as social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive acts are a means of perceiving, processing, and ...

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SchoolArts Room

Beads & Seeds: A STEAM Design Challenge

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, we have an abundance of world-class museums and cultural attractions. Such a wealth often affords collaborations between different institutions and local schools. ...

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Curator’s Corner

An Abstract Expressionist You Should Know

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | Karl Cole

Some art historians, when discussing an artist’s work, will say “oh, but he’s (or she’s) a brilliant colorist!” I’ve never really known when to use that phrase with ...

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