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Anti-Racist Art Educators

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | Tara Trinity Villanueva

Facebook has very active art education communities, some with more than 18,000 members. Numerous teachers wanted to use these groups to share and discuss anti-racist art education pedagogy and lessons ...

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Connecting through Art in a COVID World

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | IIona Szekely

The COVID-19 pandemic changed all of our lives in different ways. Because we were isolated in our homes and unable to go to school together, we had the opportunity to spend more time with family and f ...

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Home, School, and Hybrid Art Rooms

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

This past year, art teachers have had to quickly adapt to different modes of teaching (remotely, face-to-face, or through a hybrid model). Here are some of their solutions. Notice that almost every si ...

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Editor’s Letter: Contemporary Art

Monday, March 8, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

Contemporary art is vibrant, diverse, exciting, and engaging. It can help you introduce more diverse, living, global artists to your students and spark meaningful discussions. However, many art teache ...

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High School: Practicing Mindfulness

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Megan Bellucci

When choosing art lessons, I aim to create something that will not only be of interest to my students, but also challenge and help them in a setting outside of my art room. I’m incredibly happy ...

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Compassion

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Has there ever been a time in your memory when compassion and kindness were more needed? What does it mean to have compassion? Compassion is active. To have compassion is to show kindness and empathy ...

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Media Arts

Monday, November 23, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Back in March of this year, no one could have predicted the challenges art educators are now facing in this time of remote teaching. Many teachers have had to prepare for face-to-face instruction with ...

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STEAM

Sunday, October 11, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Around this time every year, I had a skeleton in my elementary art room. Our school’s science lab had a full-sized replica skeleton that no one seemed to use except me, so I would borrow it for ...

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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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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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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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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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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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