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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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Back to Nature

Saturday, September 24, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Nature and I have come full circle. I grew up in north Louisiana and spent most of my time as a child outside roaming around the thick woods around our house with my five siblings. Our father was a Bo ...

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Is Your School Celebrating International Peace Day?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one John Lennon ...

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How Did Your Students Celebrate Dot Day?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

The celebration of Dot Day in elementary school art rooms has really taken off this year and I've enjoyed seeing art teachers around the country are posting on Facebook. Here I am sharing Cassie Steph ...

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The Hexagon Project: Ten Years of Interdependence

Friday, September 16, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

2016 marks ten years that The Hexagon Project has been building a social justice art education opportunity for teachers, young people, and communities worldwide through the use of a small ye ...

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