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TAEA: Tops in Tennessee

Monday, October 24, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

I'm just back from the Tennessee Art Education Association Conference in Nashville where I connected with friends I made at the Tennessee Arts Academy this summer and made some wonderful new ones. The ...

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We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Cultural Center

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Another new addition to our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Tres Culturas experience next summer will be a visit to the Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. This center represents the Eight Northern Pueblos in N ...

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Porcelain in Pen: Inspiration from Chinese Porcelain Plates

Monday, October 17, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Celebrating cultures is a concept that helps broaden our understanding of our world. Especially given these complicated times, the arts, and particularly the visual arts, are vehicles that most wonder ...

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Walking in the Steps of Ancient Artists: Petroglyph National Monument

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Yesterday my husband and I went to Albuquerque to preview some new sites we will be visiting with our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos gro ...

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Thoughts on Artistry

Sunday, October 9, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Author Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, states that it takes approximately ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. How does this work? Gladwell says that deliberate practi ...

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Fall in Santa Fe: On Museum Hill

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

This is our first Fall in Santa Fe and the color couldn't be better between the bright yellow flowers and leaves and the unbelievably blue sky. I was on Museum Hill for a talk about Chaco Canyon and t ...

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Two SchoolArts Contest Opportunities for Your Students

Sunday, October 2, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Our SchoolArts Magazine advocacy poster contest was so popular last year that we are expanding the contest this year by adding a bumper sticker contest as well.  Still have questions? Click  ...

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An Invitation to a Summer Journey of Art and Soul: Tres Culturas

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

This past summer, a terrific group of educators, artists, and art lovers from all over the country attended our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC seminar in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. Together we met incredible ...

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Invitation from SchoolArts Magazine for Articles that Relate to Contemporary Art

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Every month SchoolArts Magazine has
 a Looking and Learning feature that is based on contemporary art and artists that includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced activities for students. Why d ...

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Metamorphosis in Clay

Monday, September 26, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

One of the focuses in the Seven Grade Life Science Curriculum in my district is for students to increase their understanding of the world including the cycles, changes, and relationships that are abun ...

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