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Critical (Th)inking

Friday, February 7, 2020

For art students, experimenting can be one of the most difficult tasks, especially when they are focused on learning basic techniques. In an attempt to approach inquiry-based learning while working on ...

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Exploring Contemporary Issues through Poster Design

Monday, January 6, 2020

As an International Baccalaureate high school with a mission statement of “Developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world throug ...

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Advocacy to Action

Friday, December 6, 2019

As my colleagues Dana Helwick and Danielle McDonald point out in their own articles in this issue of SchoolArts, teaching about empathy starts with an awareness of what empathy is and how it involves ...

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Planar Constructions

Friday, November 8, 2019

As a sculpture and design teacher, I work to teach my students large concepts associated with working three-dimensionally, such as space, form, and movement. These concepts are usually taught combined ...

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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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Mighty Morphs

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Many of our students are into tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons, card games such as Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering, and, of course, movies and video games of all kinds. Fantasy, scie ...

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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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#YOURTURN: A Documentary Project

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

One of the first things we learn as children is how to take a turn. This past school year, I launched a collaborative project called #YOURTURN. This is a photo-based project about interaction, engagem ...

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Don't Judge a Box by Its Cover

Friday, August 2, 2019

For this lesson, students designed the outside of a box to represent how they are perceived by others, and the inside to represent how they know themselves to be. They were encouraged to work symbolic ...

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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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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 walk into the classroom, and I see students getting out their projects. Supplies are moving, and the class is on track to producing great works of art. This is the description of most days in my art ...

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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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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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