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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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A New Year's Day in Taos

Sunday, January 1, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Looking for some snow, we headed for Taos this morning to attend the Turtle Dance at Taos Pueblo. On the way we stopped at the San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, built between ...

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Seeing through You: A High School Lesson from Betsy DiJulio

Sunday, December 18, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Depending on when and where you started teaching, you may or may not be familiar with overhead transparencies. Back before laptops and Promethean boards were a twinkle in the eye of our school divisio ...

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Pueblo Indian Secrecy: Result of Intrusions

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Yesterday I was honored to witness traditional dances at the Pojaque Pueblo in northern New Mexico, along with members of my docent training group for the School for Advanced Research in San ...

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