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The Shape of Things

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Have you woken up in the middle of the night, fretting over what you will teach on that last day of school? I am frequently awake from 2:00 to 5:00 a.m. with my restless, anxious mind performing its m ...

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Flash Fashion

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Nicole D. Brisco

I have always loved the concept of artistic competitions such as “Project Runway,” “Chopped,” or “Made.” The idea that you can just hand a topic over to a group of ...

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7 Effortless Ways to Get Money for Art Education

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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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Here We Make Our Home

Monday, April 1, 2019 | Frank Juarez and Carrie Hoelzer

Here We Make Our Home encouraged and challenged young adults to learn about who they are, research their cultural heritage, and share their views and beliefs in what it means to be of African American ...

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Reimagining Heather Hansen

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Janine Campbell

When developing lessons based on artists I admire, I try my best to find different ways to approach their work and offer divergent outcomes for students. Instead of finding an artist and repeating the ...

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Frankenstein Design

Friday, March 1, 2019 | Kasmira Mohanty

A while back, I took a graduate course called Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills. I struggled to muster any enthusiasm considering the course began only two days after we broke for the summer ...

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Who is an American Today? 

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Flávia Bastos and James Rees

Most teachers can agree that the problems students face outside their schools are not left behind as they walk through the classroom doors. While it can be challenging to address social issues, leavin ...

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Preservation

Thursday, January 3, 2019

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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Building a STEAMy Stop-Motion with Design Thinking

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | Andrew D. Watson

Stop-motion animation is a dynamic way to go from theory to practice in STEAM education. It is studio-focused and easily connects to other disciplines, and it’s also an excellent way to introduc ...

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Connecting Arts Education to Student Success

Saturday, December 15, 2018

As art educators you all understand that “high-quality arts integration is more than including artistic activities as an add-on, it is a connection process that requires students to use higher-o ...

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The Piece of Cake Cupcake Factory

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | Tyrus Manning

This past year, I was determined to introduce my students to more contemporary artists. During my research, I became intrigued with artists who work collaboratively, such as Red Grooms and the Ruckus ...

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What Are You Thankful For?

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Ken Vieth and Robin Rudy

The motivation for this project came a number of years ago at a family gathering when a relative gave each of us a blank journal. She asked us to write down five things we were thankful for each day f ...

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The Pineapple & the Suitcase

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Ken Vieth and Betsy DiJulio

As an art educator, I believe in developing projects that call for students to produce images that are aesthetically strong. This requires them to think about their creative experience and who they ar ...

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