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Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art

Saturday, July 1, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

July is finally here and our Tres Culturas group of art teachers from around the country will be here soon. This exhibit, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art, at the Museum of Indian ...

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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

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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