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Home, School, and Hybrid Art Rooms

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

This past year, art teachers have had to quickly adapt to different modes of teaching (remotely, face-to-face, or through a hybrid model). Here are some of their solutions. Notice that almost every si ...

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Editor’s Letter: Contemporary Art

Monday, March 8, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

Contemporary art is vibrant, diverse, exciting, and engaging. It can help you introduce more diverse, living, global artists to your students and spark meaningful discussions. However, many art teache ...

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Media Arts

Monday, November 23, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Back in March of this year, no one could have predicted the challenges art educators are now facing in this time of remote teaching. Many teachers have had to prepare for face-to-face instruction with ...

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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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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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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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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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Judging for ArtBreak

Sunday, April 10, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

The past few days I have had the honor of being one of three judges for ArtBreak, the "largest student arts festival in the South," a regional arts exhibition, performance, and competition t ...

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