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Boxed Humans

Monday, September 10, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

When planning this “Boxed Human” project, I wanted to give my students freedom to create pieces that reflect their own developing styles. The goals for this project were for students to ex ...

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Persistence: Why it is Important

Sunday, September 9, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Persistence. Does that concept play a part in your teaching? For your students? For yourself? Persistence is the ability to stick with something, to continue working, to try harder, to not give u ...

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An Invitation from The Memory Project

Monday, August 27, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers, art students, and solo artists to help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the worl ...

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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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