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The Joys of Collaboration

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

You may be surprised to learn that SchoolArts Magazine is primarily put together by a collaborative of just a handful of people. But our collaboration reaches far beyond our staff. Our articles are wr ...

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The Day of the Dead Celebration

Monday, October 29, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Since I discovered the Days of the Dead, Halloween has no charms for me. Yesterday afternoon was the annual celebration for this holiday at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. ...

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Skeletons for the Mexican Days of the Dead

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

In Mexico, around the times of the Days of the Dead, November 1st and 2nd, humorous skeletons portraying professions and special interests serve to remind us that, rich or poor, we will all meet the s ...

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Monarch Migrations and the Mexican Days of the Dead

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Monarch Migrations Keriann Kirkeng One year I was researching Dia De Los Muertos/The Mexican Day of the Dead  to incorporate in a unit I was creating and I became fascinated with its co ...

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Embracing Art for Social Change

Friday, October 12, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

I'm just back from a great trip to Tacoma, Washington, to present Embracing Art for Social Change at the Washington Art Education Association Conference and thought I would share a few photos. My keyn ...

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Forest Bathing In Big Bend National

Friday, October 12, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

“It is time for a different, formal defense of nature. We should offer up not just the notion of being sensible and responsible about it…nor the notion of its mammoth utilitarian and fina ...

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Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Elementary, middle, and high school teachers and their students are encouraged to participate in the Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the 14th annual Endangered Species ...

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"Boxed Humans" Project

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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