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Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Sunday, August 26, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Legfills most of the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth from Jun 10, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018. Don't miss it if you are anywhere near Fort Worth! ...

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Art Teachers At Naea New Orleans

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Whether you are a newbie or a veteran art teacher, the beginning of the school year always offers a fresh new start and an opportunity for setting high expectations for your students. To renew or rein ...

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Write for SchoolArts Magazine

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Art teachers, summertime is a great time to write articles for SchoolArts Magazine about your most successful studio lessons and ideas. ...

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Visiting Robert Tenorio, Famed Santo Domingo Potter

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Santo Domingo Pueblo to witness a firing by Robert Tenorio, a highly esteemed potter, along with a group of fellow docents from the Indian Arts Research Center ...

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Adaptation vs. Appropriation

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Whenever I come across art teachers’ interesting or unique lessons or concepts online or at conferences, I will encourage them to share their ideas for articles for SchoolArts Magazine. Publishe ...

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The Coe Center for the Arts: A Hidden Gem in Santa Fe

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Today the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association was given an enlightening tour of their collection by Director Rachel Wixom. The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts is a hidden gem in Santa Fe that more p ...

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Fun & Games

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Georgia O’Keeffe, Grandma Moses, the Statue of Liberty. These are just a few of the characters I’ve impersonated as an art teacher. As with many things I have done at school, no one else w ...

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Construction/Deconstruction

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

At first glance, it may be difficult to say if the building pictured here is being constructed or taken down. It is an on-going construction project, part of an Earthship Biotecture community north an ...

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The Treasures of Three Rivers Petroglyphs

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

On our way home from a trip to Austin, we drove up the middle of New Mexico to visit the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, located north of Tularosa. It has outstanding examples of prehistoric rock a ...

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Getting STEAMY with SchoolArts Magazine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

This past summer, I came across Ophelia, the fanciful octopus depicted here, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. The Alaska SeaLife Center is dedicated to marine research, education, and m ...

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