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Editor’s Letter: Environment

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Have you noticed changes in your natural environment over time? When I was a child, we lived in the middle of the woods in Louisiana, and my siblings and I spent most of our time outdoors there. I was ...

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Editor's Letter: Realism/Abstraction

Monday, January 4, 2021

Up until last March, I was a docent at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. Our governor shut the state down quickly because of the coronavirus and, as a result, all of the museums were clos ...

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Editor's Letter: Compassion

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Has there ever been a time in your memory when compassion and kindness were more needed? What does it mean to have compassion? Compassion is active. To have compassion is to show kindness and empathy ...

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Editor's Letter: Media Arts

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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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Editor's Letter: STEAM

Monday, October 5, 2020

Around this time every year, I had a skeleton in my elementary art room. Our school’s science lab had a full-sized replica skeleton that no one seemed to use except me, so I would borrow it for ...

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Editor's Letter: Independence

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Independence—isn’t that a quality you want your students to develop? The need for student independence is essential, now more than ever, in light of this unprecedented pandemic. ...

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Editor's Letter: Community

Friday, July 24, 2020

This is a challenging time for art educators as states practice social distancing, close schools, and recommend staying home. As I write this, we don’t know what will happen this fall, but I kno ...

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Editor's Letter: Choices

Monday, May 4, 2020

Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is an instructional approach developed by Katherine Douglas, Pauling Joseph, John Crowe, and Diane Jaquith. Beginning at the elementary level, it involved setting ...

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Editor's Letter: Movement

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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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Editor's Letter: Contemporary Art

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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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Editor's Letter: STEAM

Friday, February 7, 2020

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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Editor's Letter: Design

Friday, January 17, 2020

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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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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Editor's Letter: Empathy

Friday, December 6, 2019

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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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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Editor's Letter: Structure

Friday, November 8, 2019

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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