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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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Planning Lessons Around a Big Idea

Sunday, January 15, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

This week I was at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe where I went on a photographic treasure hunt. I had lesson planning on my mind, especially concerning lessons that would be meaningf ...

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

Monday, January 9, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

If you are fairly new to teaching art, you may not have given much thought to your legacy, but those of us who are seasoned teachers may find ourselves devoting considerable reflection to this idea. I ...

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Art of Camouflage

Friday, January 6, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Hidden in Plain Sight: Ecosystem Dioramas. An elementary level lesson. ...

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Pop Art Portrait Busts

Thursday, January 5, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

A middle level lesson. ...

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The Big Picture

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

One of the projects I often taught at the beginning of each semester involved making large murals using black bulletin board paper and metallic tempera paints.  ...

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Travel to Santa Fe with SchoolArts Magazine and CRIZMAC

Monday, January 2, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

You may not be familiar with these two paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe but they are some of my favorites. We'll be visiting O'Keeffe's house in Santa Fe this coming summer during Tres Culturas: Explorin ...

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Picture Consequences: A Studio Lesson Based on Exquisite Corpse

Monday, January 2, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Picture consequences is a circle game in which a group of people cooperatively draw a person or creature. It was played by the Surrealists, where it was known as exquisite corpse, although that name a ...

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