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Safe Shadows

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | Kari Giordano

On March 24, 2018, many of our students walked out of their classes along with thousands of other young people across the country. Some walked out in support of gun reform laws, others to honor the vi ...

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Art Saves Lives: Art for Social Change

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

In March 2015, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) adopted a position statement on Art Education and Social Justice. It supports the belief that art can provide a meaningful catalyst to enga ...

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November Birthday of a Brilliant Artist

Monday, November 26, 2018 | Karl Cole

I have come to the point where I no longer like to designate artists to any particular medium. This is due to the fact that so many artists do not confine their interests to a single medium. All the s ...

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A Meal and a Plate for It

Monday, November 19, 2018 | Karl Cole

This week, I’m going to recognize Thanksgiving with works of art, rather than odes to a holiday that has evolved from “giving thanks for blessings” to gluttony and narcissism (gee, n ...

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Awesomeness in Two Media

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Karl Cole

Throughout the history of art, artists have worn many hats. In that, I mean artists have not always stuck to one medium. This is true globally. In Western art, during the first twenty-five years of th ...

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The Joys of Collaboration

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

You may be surprised to learn that SchoolArts Magazine is primarily put together by a collaborative of just a handful of people. But our collaboration reaches far beyond our staff. Our articles are wr ...

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Curator’s Corner

Beauty Over Chaos

Monday, November 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

I’m purposely avoiding any art that has to do with elections because of this week’s voting. I’m so disappointed with the political climate in this country, I want to show a beautiful ...

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Mixed-Media Treescapes

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Barbara Downing Owen

I take my third-grade students outdoors almost anytime our New England weather permits. We travel around our school campus doing observational drawings of trees that are special to our school’s ...

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A Year in the Life of an Art Garden

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Amy McGlinn

Some of my students’ best creative moments happen when we step outside of our four-walled classroom. That’s why I put nature at the center of my art curriculum. When my seventh- and eighth ...

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What Are You Thankful For?

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Ken Vieth and Robin Rudy

The motivation for this project came a number of years ago at a family gathering when a relative gave each of us a blank journal. She asked us to write down five things we were thankful for each day f ...

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Facing the Challenges of Cardboard

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Melissa Purtee

Art teachers love free materials, and I’m no exception. Cardboard is free and plentiful, which should make it a perfect medium. Unfortunately, cardboard can be difficult to cut and hard to work ...

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Editor's Letter

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Is nature a welcome guest in your artroom? I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by woods, and my father was a scoutmaster who taught me to look closely at nature. As an art teacher, I always tried to ...

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Curator’s Corner

Compassion in Art, part 2

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | Karl Cole

My Compassion in Art series continues with a look at the subject in photography. ...

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The Day of the Dead Celebration at the Museum of International Folk Art

Monday, October 29, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Since I discovered the Days of the Dead, Halloween has no charms for me. Yesterday afternoon was the annual celebration for this holiday at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. ...

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Curator’s Corner

Compassion in Art, part 1

Monday, October 29, 2018 | Karl Cole

A couple of mornings ago, a homeless person was in the parking lot of our building yelling his lungs out to get attention at 6:45 am. I feel bad for these folks who have nowhere to land during the day ...

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Skeletons for the Mexican Days of the Dead

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

In Mexico, around the times of the Days of the Dead, November 1st and 2nd, humorous skeletons portraying professions and special interests serve to remind us that, rich or poor, we will all meet the s ...

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