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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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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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