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Open to Interpretation

Friday, March 8, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Do you find that your students are open to interpretation? Open to being art critics about their own and other works of art? When initially introduced to art criticism, some may associate negative con ...

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Introducing SchoolArts First Collection: Media Arts

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

What are media arts? The concept may be confusing to some, as media can be both traditional and contemporary. However, its acceptance as a term for embracing new forms of technology is supported by th ...

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Folk Art to Go!: Making Puppets at MOIFA

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

As former elementary art teachers, my husband and I enjoy helping out with the studio experiences at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe (MOIFA). ...

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Photoshop Proofs and Movie Spoofs

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

When selecting projects for students, it’s always good to know what will connect them to their own visual/material culture. I have learned that what worked for students 10 years ago will probabl ...

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The Wonderful World of Fractals

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Do you aspire to implement innovative ways to incorporate S.T.E.A.M. into your K-12 Arts curriculum? Fractals are an engaging way to celebrate the arts, sciences, and mathematics. Furthermore, fractal ...

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What is Media Art?

Friday, February 8, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Just what is media art? The concept may be confusing, as media can be both traditional and contemporary, but its acceptance as embracing new forms of technology is supported by the National Art Educat ...

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Beads & Seeds: A STEAM Design Challenge

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, we have an abundance of world-class museums and cultural attractions. Such a wealth often affords collaborations between different institutions and local schools. ...

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The Amplifier Foundation: Using Art for Social Change

Monday, January 14, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Amplifier is a design lab that builds art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements. We work with our community of social change partners to build symbols, language, and distribution strategies th ...

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Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

You are invited to join Stevie Mack and I July 14-21, 2019, for Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos. You will experience the spectacular scenery of Northern New Mexico wh ...

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Popping Up in La Joya ISD

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

This past week I was honored to present Davis Digital's online curriculum to teachers in the South Texas district of La Joya, along with Kristen Marstaller. You can find the lesson we used as a hands- ...

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