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Art Acts

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | Toni Henneman

Do you follow us on social media or subscribe to SchoolArts magazine? Have you been wondering what Arts Acts are? ...

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SchoolArts Room

The Amplifier Foundation: Using Art for Social Change

Monday, January 14, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Amplifier is a design lab that builds art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements. We work with our community of social change partners to build symbols, language, and distribution strategies th ...

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Curator’s Corner

Contemporary Jewelry Pioneer

Monday, January 14, 2019 | Karl Cole

On a cold January day, I stop and look at this beautiful brooch by Eleanor Moty and wonder why I haven’t introduced you to her jewelry?! She is a fellow Illinoisan by birth, and actually grew up ...

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SchoolArts Room

Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

You are invited to join Stevie Mack and I July 14-21, 2019, for Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos. You will experience the spectacular scenery of Northern New Mexico wh ...

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SchoolArts Room

Popping Up in La Joya ISD

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

This past week I was honored to present Davis Digital's online curriculum to teachers in the South Texas district of La Joya, along with Kristen Marstaller. You can find the lesson we used as a hands- ...

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Curator’s Corner

A Nice Winter Treat

Monday, January 7, 2019 | Karl Cole

And, by “nice treat,” I don’t mean the sight of snow. As an art historian, I really like to stop and look into artists I’ve previously never thought a lot about. Charles S. Kae ...

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SchoolArts Room

Nancy With Co Presidents Of Waea Tracy

Sunday, January 6, 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 E ...

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Davis Blog

Preservation

Thursday, January 3, 2019 | Toni Henneman

Davis Publications began with the idea of preservation—preserving the most progressive ideas about teaching art. We’ve made it our mission to promote and support sound art instruction with ...

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Curator’s Corner

Surimono Time for the New Year

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | Karl Cole

I did it before and I’m doing it again: surimono to celebrate the New Year. In the West, we don’t really make little works of fine art to celebrate the New Year. In Japan, the surimono&mda ...

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Article

Covering Comic Book Covers

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Rama Hughes

When I was a kid, I taught myself to draw by copying favorite cartoons from television and comic books. My peers did the same. Today, my students do it, too. Between classes, they show me studies they ...

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Article

Building a STEAMy Stop-Motion with Design Thinking

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Andrew D. Watson

Stop-motion animation is a dynamic way to go from theory to practice in STEAM education. It is studio-focused and easily connects to other disciplines, and it’s also an excellent way to introduc ...

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Color Exploration

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Melissa Purtee

Color theory is a foundational skill for art students and teaching it is important, but it can also be fun. When painting with acrylics, the key idea for students to learn is that just about any color ...

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Editor's Letter

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, the country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, is held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center every November. It is dedicated to showcasing art cre ...

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Article

Adjective Sculptures

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Janine Campbell

When approaching project challenges with students, I try to create learning experiences that encourage and reward risk-taking and divergent outcomes. This can be a challenge when students are using si ...

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Curator’s Corner

It's Scarf Weather

Monday, December 17, 2018 | Karl Cole

I’m not sure how warm these scarves would be in winter, but they sure would be fabulous displayed over a black overcoat! The honor accorded Japanese textile art equals that of ceramics, and cert ...

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Davis Blog

Connecting Arts Education to Student Success

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | Toni Henneman

As art educators you all understand that “high-quality arts integration is more than including artistic activities as an add-on, it is a connection process that requires students to use higher-o ...

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