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Photo Phear

Monday, August 31, 2015 | Karl Cole

I am Totally not into getting my photograph taken, especially while on vacation, so I am the last person on Earth who should criticize the way other people come out in photographic portraits. I don&rs ...

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National Ocean Awareness Week

Monday, April 6, 2015 | Karl Cole

With the arctic ice flows melting and the oceans rising because of climate change, we should call April 4th thorugh 10th Hey, Wake Up and Pay Attention to the Ocean Week. Needless to say, the oceans a ...

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It's Here -- Really

Monday, March 30, 2015 | Karl Cole

Spring really is here, although it may not yet look like it outside (it’s actually snowing right now!). How about experiencing it on the inside with these two phenomenally beautiful little ...

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Women's (Art) History Month 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Karl Cole

There are so many inspiring stories involving artists throughout history that I could probably crank out a blog every day! (Don’t worry, I’m not going to do that!) But, to celebrate Women& ...

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Happy Fourth of July!

Monday, July 7, 2014 | Karl Cole

I’m celebrating the 4th of July by showing you one of the many portraits Gilbert Stuart did of our first president, George Washington. I hate to be an overly sappy art historian, but one of my s ...

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More Pictures from DESIGN-ED 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014 | Nancy Walkup

We had quite a choice of workshops to attend at DESIGN-ED 2014 in Philadelphia this past week. It was great fun to work with Froebel blocks such as this set. ...

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American Artist Supports American Art

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Karl Cole

I guess it doesn’t need to be said, that, in the history of art, there are many artists who just don’t get massive exposure. Although they might often be lauded in their day, their works d ...

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Pioneering American Woman Artist

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Karl Cole

Considering how hard it was for women to be accepted as artists (in the US) in the 1800s, and considering that it was frowned upon for them to attend art schools, it still amazes me how many women bec ...

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The Simplified Landscape

Monday, May 6, 2013 | Karl Cole

The genre of the simplified (abstracted) landscape has been around a loooonnnnnng time. In particular, I think of the dreamy, suggestive landscapes of Chinese artists from as early as the Song dynasty ...

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Transformation and Transfiguration

Monday, September 10, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

This past summer, I experienced firsthand the power of art in transformation and transfiguration in both the personal realm and pubic settings. During our recent SchoolArts group tour of Barcelona and ...

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Photo Tips for SchoolArts Authors

Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Often at art education conferences, as the editor of SchoolArts, I give presentations on getting published. If an author has a good idea and good images, that will greatly improve the possibility of p ...

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The Questions Remain the Same

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

This past weekend a friend gave me two bound volumes of SchoolArts from 1957 and 1958 and I have been enjoying browsing through them. ...

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New National Standards for the Arts Coming Soon

Monday, August 6, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

What will you be doing differently this year? What new ideas and lessons do you want to try? Where can you look for fresh ideas and guidance to start off the school year with energy and excitement? ...

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Naomi Natale and One Million Bones

Monday, July 30, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

One of the presenters NAEA will host this coming March in Fort Worth is Naomi Natale, the founder of the social justice project One Million Bones. ...

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Changing Lives through Folk Art: One Family in Mexico

Saturday, July 21, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

A family of artists from the Folk Art Market visited our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Folk Art Extravaganza last week. Here is their description in the program for the market:   ...

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Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Friday, July 13, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

We're here right now in Santa Fe with our fantastic SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Folk Art Extravaganza group. ...

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