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Reflections on the Elements and Principles

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

It's come time in my university art education class for my students to consider the elements and principles of art. Our  textbook, Children and Their Art, by Michael Day and Al Hurwitz, defines t ...

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International Interdependence Hexagon Project

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

The International Interdependence Hexagon Project VI is an opportunity for teachers of students ages 10-18 to have their students participate in an international effort to promote interdependence ...

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SchoolArts in the News

Saturday, January 28, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

If you have an article or student artwork published in SchoolArts, be sure to share it with everyone you know, from your district superintendent to your principal, parents, fellow teachers, and studen ...

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Just Be KAWS

Monday, January 16, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

This past week my husband and I spent a day in Fort Worth, visiting the three world-class art museums there within walking distance of each other. (NAEA 2013 conference attendees will get to see them ...

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Messages

Sunday, January 8, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

"I believe in Michelangelo, Velásquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made ...

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Order in the Art Room

Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

My life as an art teacher is driven by a desire for order and an inability to actually attain it. But still I try. I’m surrounded by piles of papers, books, and art supplies I might need at some ...

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Another Student's Teaching Philosophy

Monday, December 5, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

This teaching philosophy is by another UNT student of mine, Blake Bruns. He utilized technology more than any other student in the class. It certainly didn't hurt that he already has a degree in New M ...

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Thinking about Teaching Philosophies

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

Between presenting at three state art conferences in four weeks and a bout of pneumonia, I have been sadly absent, but now I am back with some thoughts about teaching philosophies. ...

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Thankful for American Impressionism

Monday, November 28, 2011 | Karl Cole

Wrapping up my Thanksgiving period blogs is a big Thank You for the painting movement called American Impressionism. When I think of movements that have influenced my own painting, American Impression ...

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Pioneer of American Genre

Monday, November 21, 2011 | Karl Cole

Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving with a bountiful kitchen scene from 1800s America! This really isn’t going to be about a “woman’s domain” or “only women cook”; b ...

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Photography in 21st Century

Monday, October 31, 2011 | Karl Cole

With the Davis Art Gallery doing a show of contemporary photography coming up on November 3rd, I decided to introduce you all to a photographer whom I’ve come to appreciate in the last year or s ...

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Chromolithograph Magic

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | Karl Cole

Although women were restricted from where they could learn how to be an artist up until the late 1800s in America, many women became professional artists. One of the media in which an increasing numbe ...

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Telling Stories

Friday, October 7, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

Assignment: "You have twenty minutes to prepare. Once the first speaker begins his or her presentation, no further development on your presentation is permitted." ...

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Hiding in Plain Sight: A Lesson in Camouflage

Friday, September 30, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

As an elementary art teacher, I am always interested in projects that make natural, meaningful connections between art and other disciplines while also challenging students to think. ...

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Elements and Principles Artist Trading Cards

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

Do you want to cover the elements and principles of art rather quickly for introduction or review? An effective approach is to have your students make artist trading cards, one for each of the element ...

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Picturing the Natural World

Saturday, September 10, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

When I was a child, my five siblings and I spent as much time outdoors as we could, roaming through the woods behind our house. Our father was a scoutmaster and he made sure we could tell the differen ...

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