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SchoolArts Themes for 2011-2012

Monday, December 27, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Now that we’re approaching a new year, my thoughts turn to themes for SchoolArts Magazine for next year. ...

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Place: SchoolArts' Theme for January

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

What first comes to mind when you think of the word “Place?” Place is a term that can have many different meanings. ...

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More Thoughts on Kindergarten Architecture

Sunday, December 5, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

All my Kindergarten and first grade classes have now cycled through my building block lesson this week. Having the students draw what they build is always an amazing experience. ...

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Registration Open for CRIZMAC Folk Art Extravaganza

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Registration for the joint SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Folk Art Extravaganza is now open. ...

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Alaska Stories: December SchoolArts

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Until I went to Alaska this past summer, I hadn’t given much thought to totem poles. ...

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Art and Writing Contest Opportunities for Students Grades 7-12

Sunday, November 7, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Looking for opportunities to share your students' creativity? ...

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Celebrating the Days of the Dead

Saturday, October 30, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

After two weeks of daily rehearsal (though we had never managed to rehearse the entire show all the way through), we presented our Days of the Dead performance twice at school on Thursday - during the ...

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What Can You Do with Just Paper, Scissors, and Glue? Lesson 2

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

As I am always looking for new ideas, especially for sculpture, to transcend the simplicity of the most basic art supplies available to most art teachers, I was excited to discover an approach new to ...

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SchoolArts and the Art of Humor

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Though my kindergartners are my toughest audience, they are the most fun. ...

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Celebrating the Mexican Days of the Dead

Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

If you are interested in learning more about this often-misunderstood celebration, there is plenty of background information on my school website. ...

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What Can You Do with Just Paper, Scissors, and Glue? Lesson 1

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Because I had an email from a reader asking for lessons that didn't require much in the way of materials, I am going to post three of my favorite lessons that only take paper, scissors, and glue. I in ...

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Back from Idaho Art Education Association Conference

Monday, October 11, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

I just returned from a great trip to Idaho, presenting at the Idaho Art Education Association Conference, held at a wonderful school, with a fantastic staff, the Garden City Community School in Boise. ...

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Help for Teaching Large Classes

Sunday, October 3, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Recently I received this email from a teacher: ...

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Pinwheels for Peace and the Power of Art

Saturday, September 25, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Samantha Melvin, the fine arts teacher at R.J. Richey Elementary School in Burnet, Texas, sent me this photo of her school's celebration for Pinwheels for Peace last Tuesday on the International Day o ...

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Pinwheels for Peace and the Importance of Publicity

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

It turns out that about five or six schools in my district celebrated Pinwheel's for Peace. ...

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SchoolArts October Theme: Commemoration

Sunday, September 12, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

What do ghost bicycles, the Days of the Dead, and the Lincoln Memorial have in common? In different ways, they all commemorate a person, place, or event.  ...

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