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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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The Persistence of Mythology

Friday, December 9, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Way back when I was in high school, I took Latin as my foreign language (strongly encouraged by my biology teacher because she thought I should be a medical illustrator and thus needed to be able to u ...

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The Santa Fe Recycled Art Festival: Part Two

Sunday, December 4, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Part of the Santa Fe Recycled Art Festival was a student competition. The works created for this were all on display in the convention center as part of the festival. Perhaps these photos will give yo ...

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The Santa Fe Recycled Art Festival: Part One

Sunday, December 4, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Today was the first time I've had a chance to go to the Santa Fe Recycled Art Festival as I was always teaching before at this time of year. We were making a quick scouting tour to get an overview fir ...

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Visiting Master Potters in Oaxaca

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

During our Days of the Dead Oaxaca trip with CRIZMAC, we visited the home of José García Antonio and his family. José uses clay from the soil of his village to crea ...

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