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Life on the Road, Art on a Cart

Friday, July 19, 2024 | Bonnie Greene

It’s an all-too-common fact that some art classrooms are mobile. “Art on a Cart” is something we’re all familiar with but, unless you teach from one, maybe you haven’t re ...

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Curator's Corner

Celebrating Rembrandt's Birthday

Monday, July 15, 2024 | Karl Cole

As one of the most remarkable talents of the Dutch Golden Age of painting, Rembrandt had the distinction of becoming a fantastically successful artist. Although his contemporaries raved about him, Rem ...

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Curator's Corner

June in a Painting: George Inness

Monday, June 24, 2024 | Karl Cole

One could call painter George Inness a “nature worshipper” because he was part of the Swedenborgian movement. One of the tenets of their faith was the fervent belief in seeing the supreme ...

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Curator's Corner

Emancipated Artist: Moses Williams

Monday, June 17, 2024 | Karl Cole

In honor of Juneteenth this week, I present an earlier experience of emancipation—that of artist Moses Williams. When he was 9 years old, Williams’s parents were emancipated. At the time, ...

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Curator's Corner

Gem of the Month: Kyoko Tokumaru

Monday, June 10, 2024 | Karl Cole

Kyoko Tokumaru is a brilliant sculptor who creates organic forms in ceramics, fashioning complex pieces out of hard-to-work-with porcelain. Like many contemporary clay sculptures, Tokumaru’s wor ...

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Davis Desk

The Benefits of Discipline-Specific Professional Development for Art Teachers

Monday, June 3, 2024 | Toni Henneman

Every art teacher knows the frustration of sitting through a PD session that has nothing to do with their subject. It’s not just a minor inconvenience or a meme-worthy joke; it’s a real ob ...

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Curator's Corner

Pride Month 2024: Marie Laurencin

Monday, June 3, 2024 | Karl Cole

It’s the beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which was initially celebrated as a single day in late June. Over time, it evolved into a month-long celebration of the Stonewall Uprising that occurred ...

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Curator's Corner

Jewish American Heritage Month 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | Karl Cole

May was proclaimed Jewish American Heritage Month in 2006 to celebrate 350 years of Jewish contributions to American history and culture. To celebrate Jewish contributions to American art, this week I ...

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Curator's Corner

Pointillist Henri-Edmond Cross

Monday, May 20, 2024 | Karl Cole

What better way to anticipate summer than to see sun-drenched paintings from the south of France? Whenever the subject of Pointillism comes up in art history books, there are usually only two major ar ...

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Article

Co-Editors’ Letter: Creativity

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Tracey Hunter-Doniger, Stephanie Danker, and Darden Bradshaw

We were happy to recruit art educators to write for this issue of SchoolArts and to demonstrate that all educators are researchers, especially when it comes to creativity and art-making. These art ins ...

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Article

Community Advocate Printmaking

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Ariel Kay

Students are asked to choose a topic that interests them based on their experiences in their communities (local or global). This topic becomes their community issue to address. Students can also choos ...

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Article

Form & Function

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Kate Gormley

This project allows students to think like problem-solvers and innovators. I encourage them to look around their world and see what small “problems” in their lives need solutions. For exam ...

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Article

A Zinester’s Guide to Creativity

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Megan Newton

If creativity is the destination, how do we get there? What methods of transportation could we take? Might I interest you in a popular vehicle, the zine? The zine (pronounced zeen) is a sturdy and rel ...

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Article

Research Is Elementary (Part Two)

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Tina M. Atkinson

I noticed that many students, especially post-pandemic, had difficulty choosing what they wanted to create when given the opportunity. I also noticed that outside the art room, students didn’t h ...

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Davis Desk

A Tribute to Wyatt Wade (June 28, 1946–February 23, 2024)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | Claire Mowbray Golding

Wyatt Wade never taught art. He wasn’t a great student—he only made so-so grades and even managed to get himself kicked out of the University of Texas for a while. He told me he never both ...

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Davis Desk

Never a Dull Day: A Tribute to Wyatt Wade

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | Julian Wade et al.

June 28, 1946–February 23, 2024 Publishing is satisfying because it is a business that sells ideas. In our case . . . we are making a living doing good things for our culture. The people I ...

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