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Nancy With Co Presidents Of Waea Tracy

Sunday, January 6, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

When I was invited to present a keynote at the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) state conference in Tacoma, Washington, I was pleased to discover that their conference theme would be E ...

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Making Connections through Recycling

Friday, December 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, the country’s largest and oldest recycled art market,is held at the Convention Center every November. It is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded ...

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Art Saves Lives: Art for Social Change

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

In March 2015, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) adopted a position statement on Art Education and Social Justice. It supports the belief that art can provide a meaningful catalyst to enga ...

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The Joys of Collaboration

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

You may be surprised to learn that SchoolArts Magazine is primarily put together by a collaborative of just a handful of people. But our collaboration reaches far beyond our staff. Our articles are wr ...

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The Day of the Dead Celebration at the Museum of International Folk Art

Monday, October 29, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Since I discovered the Days of the Dead, Halloween has no charms for me. Yesterday afternoon was the annual celebration for this holiday at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. ...

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Skeletons for the Mexican Days of the Dead

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

In Mexico, around the times of the Days of the Dead, November 1st and 2nd, humorous skeletons portraying professions and special interests serve to remind us that, rich or poor, we will all meet the s ...

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Monarch Migrations and the Mexican Days of the Dead

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Monarch Migrations Keriann Kirkeng One year I was researching Dia De Los Muertos/The Mexican Day of the Dead  to incorporate in a unit I was creating and I became fascinated with its co ...

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Embracing Art for Social Change: Washington Art Education Association Conference

Friday, October 12, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

I'm just back from a great trip to Tacoma, Washington, to present Embracing Art for Social Change at the Washington Art Education Association Conference and thought I would share a few photos. My keyn ...

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Forest Bathing In Big Bend National

Friday, October 12, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

“It is time for a different, formal defense of nature. We should offer up not just the notion of being sensible and responsible about it…nor the notion of its mammoth utilitarian and fina ...

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Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Elementary, middle and high school teachers and their students are encouraged to participate in the Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the14th annual Endangered Species D ...

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