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4 Ways to Build Your Own Community

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Toni Henneman

We all know being an art teacher can be isolating. This makes collaboration even more difficult than it naturally is. ...

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3 Ways to Foster Collaboration

Friday, October 25, 2019 | Barbara Place

Why do we care about collaboration? Because we know that we learn through interactions with others. ...

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The 2019 Art Education Catalog is here!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Barbara Place

You’ll love what’s in store for you this year in the Fall Catalog! We are introducing some of our most innovative titles and offerings. The new 2019–2020 Catalog is packed with excit ...

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Putting It Together

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Many schools regularly stage musicals. Their staging invites creative art lessons that can complement musicals’ themes and songs. For several years, I coordinated art lessons and curriculum init ...

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Why Art Really Matters to Me

Friday, August 2, 2019

To kick off Youth Art Month last March, NAEA President Kim Definbaugh encouraged members to post photos and stories of Why Art Matters with the tag #VisualArtsEdMatters. I thought about it and realize ...

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Celebrating Pride Month

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Barbara Place

As Pride Month celebrations wind down for the year, we acknowledge the importance of recognizing diversity and inclusion throughout the year. Pride is the celebration and simple joy of being your true ...

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Celebrating PRIDE Month

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members ...

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Leaving Their Marks

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The end of my art students’ four years is fast approaching and discussion turns to a reflection of their experiences in the building. I tell them, “This has been your building for several ...

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The Fifth Arts Discipline

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Martin Rayala

Arts education is being shaken to its core. In June 2014, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), published, for the first time, voluntary National Core Arts Standards for five (rather ...

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Promote your program & your students!

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | Toni Henneman

We are dedicated to promoting the work you do! Whether it’s through SchoolArts magazine or our curriculum and resource books, we strive to keep you at the center of all we do! ...

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Making as Being

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Carrie Nordlund

Art as a way of knowing intensifies the experience of living and thinking. In Waldorf education, the arts as social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive acts are a means of perceiving, processing, and ...

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Art Acts

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | Toni Henneman

Do you follow us on social media or subscribe to SchoolArts magazine? Have you been wondering what Arts Acts are? ...

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The Art All-State Model

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | Kristi Oliver

Art All-State (AAS) brings high-school juniors from across Massachusetts to UMass Dartmouth for an intensive two-day collaborative art-making experience, working with teams of professional artists to ...

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Let's Play

Monday, October 1, 2018 | Janis Dukakis

When Santa Clarita Valley’s Education Foundation asked me to act as art director on their annual Children’s Literature and Arts Festival committee, my first thought was, “How fun!&rd ...

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Sharing Student Success: Get Published

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Frank Juarez

Managing an art classroom is no different than managing an art gallery. Both communicate a mission and a vision. We work with artists/ students of all levels. We provide resources that will aid in the ...

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