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STEAMing Into Summer: Santa Fe Summer Collaborative Program

Sunday, June 18, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

This past week I was involved helping with a Santa Fe Summer Collaborative Program  for students that included the Museum of International Folk Art, The Santa Fe Botanic Gardens, and the Center f ...

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Vivid Vejigante: Creating Caribbean Carnival Masks

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Vejigantes are clown-like characters in Hispanic Caribbean Carnival celebrations that trace their roots back to the days of Spanish colonialism and African slavery. Today these characters lead parades ...

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Humor in the Artroom

Monday, May 29, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

In preparing for the Summer issue of SchoolArts Magazine on Humor, I have given a lot of thought to how humor worked for me in my art room, both as a classroom management technique and as a theme ...

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Tradition, Transition, and Transformation: The Indian Arts Research Center

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

As an art teacher living in New Mexico, I am most interested in the artistry and aesthetics of work made by the Pueblo Indians. This includes sharing with others the reasons that it was made and the d ...

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Finding Your Place

Friday, April 7, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Is there a particular place that calls to you? A place that feels like home? Or a place where you always want to return? Places matter. Thinking about why they matter can help bring new understandings ...

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Liquid Drips

Friday, April 7, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Anyone who teaches seniors in high school knows that, without a doubt, spring is the most difficult time to keep their interest in ANYTHING related to schoolwork! They start off the last marking perio ...

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Creating New Traditions at Meow Wolf

Sunday, March 12, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Though Santa Fe, New Mexico, has a worldwide reputation as an art center for all kinds of art, it recently embraced a new innovation in contemporary art with the opening of Meow Wolf. The Meow Wolf Ar ...

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Respecting and Honoring Native American Culture

Sunday, February 26, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Growing up on the Navajo Reservation, I had opportunities to discover and learn about my own culture. Navajo history and language were a meaningful parts of the schools’ curricula. I was taught ...

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The Importance of Respect

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

One of the best presentations I’ve ever been a part of was Aprendiendo del Arte/Learning from Art with Trina Harlow, Cilau Valadez, and Agustin Cruz Prudencio, at the KSU College of Educati ...

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A Big Impact: Artist Murals in Tucson

Monday, January 30, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

We were in Tucson this past weekend to visit our friends Stevie and Mike and to work on planning our Tres Culturas seminar in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Abiquiu, New Mexico this summer. We took off lo ...

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