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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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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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Structure

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, and Le Corbusier and artists Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky all shared a similar childhood educational experience, one that likely shaped their prof ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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