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Independence

Friday, September 11, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Independence—isn’t that a quality you want your students to develop? The need for student independence is essential, now more than ever, in light of this unprecedented pandemic. ...

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Curator’s Corner

Rethinking Classicism Part 5

Friday, August 14, 2020 | Karl Cole

Let’s consider modern classicism in the United States for today’s Rethinking Classicism post. Andy Warhol created some of the most recognizable, iconic artworks of the mid-1900s Pop Art mo ...

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Curator’s Corner

World Watercolor Month: Charles Brownell

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Karl Cole

I’m closing out my World Watercolor Month series with the work of Charles de Wolf Brownell. Many of Brownell's most standout landscapes and nature studies are his watercolors. His watercolor wor ...

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SchoolArts Room

All Levels: My Virtual Art Room

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Karyn Kuniyuki

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers transformed their programs to virtual instruction seemingly overnight with verve and patience. Administrators across the nation are enacting contingency pla ...

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Community

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

This is a challenging time for art educators as states practice social distancing, close schools, and recommend staying home. As I write this, we don’t know what will happen this fall, but I kno ...

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Davis Desk

Call to Artists—Submit Your Art for an Online Gallery Show

Friday, July 10, 2020 | Barbara Place

In these days of COVID-19, the digital community is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives. We teach online, we learn online, and we visit family members online. We even have doctors&rsq ...

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Honoring Pride Month

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

June is Pride Month. In light of the worldwide protests initiated on May 26th by the murder of George Floyd, this seems a fitting time to honor the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ People of Color. After al ...

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SchoolArts Room

Pushing the Envelope: An Invitational Mail Art Show

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

When is the last time you have been really excited about an envelope you received in the mail? Email has cut into postal correspondence but maybe that can change if we start sending art through the ma ...

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Co-Editor's Letter: Movement

Monday, April 13, 2020 | David Gran

As a film teacher, I find myself thinking a lot about movement. There are countless ways that meaning is created through the language of film, but few that I find are as unique to the cinema as kinesi ...

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SchoolArts Room

Movement

Monday, April 13, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

In recent years, SchoolArts has invited our contributing editors and other art educators to choose a theme and coedit an issue. David Gran, our guest editor for this issue, teaches innovation, design, ...

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SchoolArts Room

Dyani White Hawk

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Frank Juarez

Today, social media tends to be the go-to place for connecting with artists across the globe. I find it to be a source of inspiration, encouragement, and creative reflection. It’s an opportunity ...

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SchoolArts Room

Contemporary Art

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Amy Sherald, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, Beth Cavener, Yung Jake—these are just a few of the contemporary artists SchoolArts has recently featured in its pages. Every month, we present contemporary a ...

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STEAM

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

At the Texas Art Education Association conference last November, I was fortunate to meet Mariah Reading, one of the keynote speakers. Reading is a remarkable artist who expanded my understanding of ST ...

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Drawing in the Round

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Annemarie Baldauf

Drawing on a cylindrical curved surface such as a paper cup has endless possibilities and creative results. Drawing on a 3D surface has its unique challenges and students learn, improve, and grow from ...

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Design

Friday, January 10, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

The concept of design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues based around the building up of ideas. It is about the design of objects, information, environments ...

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Empathy

Monday, December 16, 2019 | Nancy Walkuo

What does it mean to be empathetic? Simply put, empathy is the ability to understand and experience the feelings of others. Research has shown that empathy can be taught. According to “4 Proven ...

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