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Voices/Choices

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

How can we give our students more choices to find and express their individual voices through their art? And where can you find guidance to bring this about in your art room? Davis Publications, the p ...

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Mandala Sand Paintings by Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Yesterday we went to downtown Santa Fe to see a mandala sand painting in process by Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery. ...

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Visible/Invisible: The January 2018 SchoolArts

Friday, December 8, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

When I first wrote this, I was on a train headed home from the New Jersey Art Educators Conference, where I gave three presentations. This was part of a journey that involved planes, trains, and autom ...

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Looking for Signs and Symbols

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Since I moved to New Mexico, I’ve been on a search for the signs and symbols of prehistoric Native American petroglyphs;are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incisin ...

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Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

Sunday, November 19, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Just back from the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival where some of the best exhibits were done by local students. Some of the outfits from the fashion show were also on display. ...

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Dia De Las Artes TAEA

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

No one does a conference like the Texas Art Education Association. Take a peek at the decorations on the first day of the conference, which has the theme of Dia De Las Artes: Awakening Your Creative S ...

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Celebration Masks for the Mexican Days of the Dead

Monday, October 30, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Share with students that one important tradition found in all cultures is the tradition of celebration. When people celebrate, they often do the same thing each time. We call this a tradition. Many cu ...

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Pop-Up Paper Sculpture: A Lesson from Davis Publications' Explorations in Art

Monday, October 30, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

This lesson can be found in Davis Publications' elementary art curriculum, Explorations in Art. It is from the second grade book. The student examples were created by my students. I often use this les ...

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Celebrating the Mexican Days of the Dead at the Museum of International Folk Art

Monday, October 30, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Yesterday in Santa Fe we went to the Museum of International Folk Art's free Family Celebration for the Days of the Dead. I'll be presenting on this subject with Susan Waddington this coming weekend i ...

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Fanzines: Self Published Tiny Books

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

One of the best things about teaching art is that through informal interaction during project time the classroom can become a community and smaller groups that work closely together daily can become a ...

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