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SchoolArts in Barcelona

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

This was my first trip to Spain and I tried not to have any preconceptions of it. ...

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SchoolArts in Spain

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Due to limited access to the Internet while we were in Spain, I was not able to post along our journey, but I thought I would give some highlights of our trip in several posts. ...

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Celebrating the Tall Ships

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Karl Cole

This week the Tall Ships came to Boston, as they usually do to help celebrate the 4th of July. It’s a thrilling spectacle; especially since these are ships from all over the world. This year it ...

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SchoolArts Room

Observations on Observations

Friday, May 18, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Now that the semester is over, I can reflect on my college students' observations on their first observations in public school (they were required to have 28 hours over the semester). I thought I woul ...

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SchoolArts Room

More Teaching Philosophies

Friday, April 20, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Once again it is time for my UNT preservice students to finalize their teaching philosophies for this semester. I have asked three of them if I could share their philosophies on here and they all said ...

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SchoolArts Room

Folk Art Extravaganza: A Trip Around the World in Santa Fe

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

SchoolArts and CRIZMAC are offering an indepth experience, Folk Art Extravaganza, in conjunction with the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, July 11-17. We will be housed at the lovely Inn o ...

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Creating Pathways with The Dinner Party

Friday, April 6, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Join artist Judy Chicago and members of The Dinner Party curriculum team to explore the rich content of The Dinner Party this summer at Kutztown University. To be held July 8-13, 2012, this will be an ...

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SchoolArts Room

Looking Beyond

Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

My university art education students are all digital natives. They do not remember a time when computers were not in their lives. ...

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50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

I just received a new book, 50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know, published by Prestel in Munich, London, and New York, 2011, authored by Brad Finger and Christiane Weidemann. It consists main ...

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SchoolArts Room

Hidden in Plain Sight

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Since I am sharing this lesson with my preservice university students this week, I thought I would also share it here. ...

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Summer Professional Development Opportunities in Santa Fe

Friday, March 30, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

It is my understanding that there is no word for art in most indigenous cultures. John Reyna, a Native American from Taos Pueblo, always stresses this fact about Pueblo languages in his introductions ...

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SchoolArts Room

Seeing the Big Picture

Sunday, March 18, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Daniel Pink’s Peanut Butter Cup Theory of Innovation: “Sometimes the most powerful ideas come from simply combining two existing ideas nobody else ever thought to unite.” ...

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It's all a Matter of Perspective

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Until I went to China several years ago, I had not given much thought to the country—it seemed impossibly remote for this claustrophobic flyer and my travels, up to this point, focused on Mexico ...

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SchoolArts Room

Connecting to Place

Friday, March 9, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Every place has a history. Think about one of your favorite places. Is it a place in nature? Is it a built environment? What is its history? Have you ever tried to depict it in art, perhaps through ph ...

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SchoolArts Room

Making a Difference

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

If you are like most art teachers, you are the only such teacher in your school, a situation that can feel very isolating. Yet you should never underestimate the power of one. ...

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SchoolArts Room

The Root of All Easels

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

So that we can give you access to Rama's reproducible art bucks,  I am sharing here Rama Hughes' March 2012 SchoolArts advocacy article, The Root of All... Easels?: ...

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