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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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Looking for Petroglyphs at La Cieneguilla

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

On our hunt for accessible petroglyphs near Santa Fe, this morning we visited La Cieneguilla and were not disappointed. Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock&nb ...

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In Search of Petroglyphs

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Now that I am living in New Mexico, I have more time and opportunity to explore this amazing land. I'm usually thinking about the summer seminars Stevie Mack and I lead, looking for new (and accessibl ...

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Northwest Coast Native Arts at the Ralph T. Coe Foundation

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

In my last post I wrote about the Ralph T. Coe Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico and their focus on Native American Arts. The special exhibition at the Foundation right now is A View from Here: North ...

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Discovering the Ralph T. Coe Foundation in Santa Fe

Monday, September 5, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

The Coe Foundation's collection of around 2000 objects represents worldwide indigenous cultures, with its core collection encompassing the span of historic to contemporary North American Native works. ...

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First Art Displays

Friday, September 2, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

As art teachers we are always eager to get those first displays of student artwork hung up. Such a display is a great advocacy tool, seen by students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Here is a ...

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Fresh Beginnings

Thursday, September 1, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

One of the best things about the start of a new school year, at least for veteran art teachers, is the chance for fresh beginnings and the opportunity to build a strong foundation for your art program ...

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