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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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Co-Editor's Letter: Movement

Monday, April 13, 2020 | David Gran

As a film teacher, I find myself thinking a lot about movement. There are countless ways that meaning is created through the language of film, but few that I find are as unique to the cinema as kinesi ...

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Movement

Monday, April 13, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

In recent years, SchoolArts has invited our contributing editors and other art educators to choose a theme and coedit an issue. David Gran, our guest editor for this issue, teaches innovation, design, ...

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Dyani White Hawk

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Frank Juarez

Today, social media tends to be the go-to place for connecting with artists across the globe. I find it to be a source of inspiration, encouragement, and creative reflection. It’s an opportunity ...

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Editor's Letter: Contemporary Art

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Amy Sherald, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, Beth Cavener, Yung Jake—these are just a few of the contemporary artists SchoolArts has recently featured in its pages. Every month, we present contemporary a ...

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STEAM

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

At the Texas Art Education Association conference last November, I was fortunate to meet Mariah Reading, one of the keynote speakers. Reading is a remarkable artist who expanded my understanding of ST ...

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Drawing in the Round

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Annemarie Baldauf

Drawing on a cylindrical curved surface such as a paper cup has endless possibilities and creative results. Drawing on a 3D surface has its unique challenges and students learn, improve, and grow from ...

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Design

Friday, January 10, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

The concept of design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues based around the building up of ideas. It is about the design of objects, information, environments ...

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Empathy

Monday, December 16, 2019 | Nancy Walkuo

What does it mean to be empathetic? Simply put, empathy is the ability to understand and experience the feelings of others. Research has shown that empathy can be taught. According to “4 Proven ...

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The Visual Art Scholastic Event

Monday, November 18, 2019 | Mel Basham and Sara Chapman

The Texas Art Education Association’s (TAEA) Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) was created to recognize exemplary student achievement in the visual arts by providing high school, middle school ...

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The Natural World

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

For the past eight summers, CRIZMAC president Stevie Mack and I have been leading a cultural seminar we call Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos. A highlight of this expe ...

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Picassohead Digital Art

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Kathryn Vaughn

Teaching media arts and exposing elementary students to digital design does not have to be challenging in a classroom with limited technology. I have one computer and one iPad in my elementary artroom ...

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Don't Judge a Box by Its Cover

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | Eric Gibbons

For this lesson, students designed the outside of a box to represent how they are perceived by others, and the inside to represent how they know themselves to be. They were encouraged to work symbolic ...

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Early Childhood Color Symmetry

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

One of the first early childhood lessons I ever taught as an elementary teacher became one I always taught. It combines imagination with simple color theory and bilateral or line symmetry. It also has ...

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Testimony

Monday, July 29, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Testimony: an open acknowledgment of truth, a formal written or spoken statement or declaration in support of a belief. When I taught preservice classes at the University of North Texas, I required ...

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Why We Teach

Monday, May 23, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

When someone asks you what you do, what is your immediate answer? I suspect, for most of us, the answer is “I’m an art teacher.” It is the role with which we most identify. And we al ...

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