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Busy Cities

Friday, November 8, 2019

Curiosity, adventure, and discovery may explain why students are stimulated by pictures, virtual tours, and visits to New York City and other cities across the United States. Because we live near New ...

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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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Exploring Bugs: Entomology as Art

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

According to scientific studies (see Web Links), there are more than 200 million insects for each human on the planet! This is an astonishing fact I discovered while researching ideas for a lesson tha ...

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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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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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Mail Art Madness

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

When I was a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, one of my favorite teachers, Ken Krafchek, told us to get in touch with a working artist. My classmates and I had to write brief reports ...

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Robot Personifications

Friday, August 2, 2019

Have you ever wondered if we are learning more from the students we teach than they are learning from us? If we take the time to observe our students, we can see that they are filled with their own id ...

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Pride All Year

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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Playing Around with Paper

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Common ideas with a fresh twist are always fun for students and teachers alike. One of our curriculum points is to create an artwork using wet-onwet painting. While this is fun and interesting to do, ...

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Soda Birds

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Rita Roberts

If you are like me, you’re always in search of art ideas to inspire creativity within your classroom—ideas that will allow your students to experience something new, projects that can be m ...

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7 Ways to Get Money for Art Education

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Toni Henneman

Anxiety, stress, and uncertainty are all words we’ve heard used when the topic of grant writing comes up. We get it! Grant writing can be a long, hard, and confusing process. ...

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Abstract Mark Making

Monday, April 1, 2019 | Jordan DeWilde

A couple of years ago, while taking my third-grade students on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, a student asked me, "How come we don’t study any artists who are still alive?&qu ...

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Birds of a Feather

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Tiffany Anderson and Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Developing care for others is deeply connected to our capacity to care for nature. Ongoing interaction with nature, specifically through one’s local environment, fosters empathy and a love of na ...

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Animation Unplugged

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Rama Hughes

A colleague once complained that he couldn’t teach technology because our students didn’t have computers. Of course, you don’t need a computer to teach your students about technology ...

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Preservation

Thursday, January 3, 2019 | Toni Henneman

Davis Publications began with the idea of preservation—preserving the most progressive ideas about teaching art. We’ve made it our mission to promote and support sound art instruction with ...

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