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Abstract Mark Making

Monday, April 1, 2019 | Jordan DeWilde

A couple of years ago, while taking my third-grade students on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, a student asked me, "How come we don’t study any artists who are still alive?&qu ...

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Reimagining Heather Hansen

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Janine Campbell

When developing lessons based on artists I admire, I try my best to find different ways to approach their work and offer divergent outcomes for students. Instead of finding an artist and repeating the ...

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Birds of a Feather

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Tiffany Anderson and Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Developing care for others is deeply connected to our capacity to care for nature. Ongoing interaction with nature, specifically through one’s local environment, fosters empathy and a love of na ...

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The Fifth Arts Discipline

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Martin Rayala

Arts education is being shaken to its core. In June 2014, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), published, for the first time, voluntary National Core Arts Standards for five (rather ...

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The World of Fractals

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Kevin Fogelson

Do you aspire to implement innovative ways to incorporate STEAM into your K–12 arts curriculum? Fractals are an engaging way to celebrate art, science, and math. What’s more, fractals are ...

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Frankenstein Design

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Kasmira Mohanty

A while back, I took a graduate course called Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills. I struggled to muster any enthusiasm considering the course began only two days after we broke for the summer ...

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Editor's Letter: Media Arts

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Just what are media arts? The concept may be initially confusing to some, as media can be either traditional or contemporary, but the acceptance of media arts as a term understood as embracing new for ...

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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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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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Editor's Letter: Empathy

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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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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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: Connections

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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