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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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Fall Arrives in New Mexico

Monday, October 16, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

One of the (many) reasons we moved to New Mexico is that it has four seasons. The leaves haven't been as colorful this fall, perhaps because it hasn't been that cold so far. Despite that, we still wel ...

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If These Shoes Could Talk

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

When allied forces liberated Auschwitz in 1945, towering masses of worn out shoes were one of the first things they saw, all that was left of millions of victims of Hitler's “final solution.&rdq ...

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Murals Often Express Social Or

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

When I was the Elementary Director of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), I worked on the committee to write a NAEA position statement on Social Justice, a cause I believe to be critically ...

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My Take on Alaska

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Bill and I are just back from Alaska from our first Road Scholar trip. We spent 10 days in Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks with park rangers, naturalists, and other experts guiding us on explor ...

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Heads Up

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

It was love at first sight! I walked into a trendy home décor store while on vacation and spotted it. “It” was the bust of a 10-point buck, white, shiny, and brilliant. At that mome ...

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Teaching with Art Here and Now

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

A wise professor I know once said that art reflects the times in which it was created. Is it any wonder that contemporary art today can be challenging, disturbing, or difficult to understand? Neverthe ...

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Indian Market 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

We just spent two full days at Indian Market in Santa Fe this past weekend, sharing information about the programs at SAR (The School of Advanced Research) and IARC (The Indian Arts Research Center) a ...

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