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Don't Judge a Box by Its Cover

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | Eric Gibbons

For this lesson, students designed the outside of a box to represent how they are perceived by others, and the inside to represent how they know themselves to be. They were encouraged to work symbolic ...

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Color Symmetry

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

One of the first early childhood lessons I ever taught as an elementary teacher became one I always taught. It combines imagination with simple color theory and bilateral or line symmetry. It also has ...

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Testimony

Monday, July 29, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Testimony: an open acknowledgment of truth, a formal written or spoken statement or declaration in support of a belief. When I taught preservice classes at the University of North Texas, I required ...

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Celebrating PRIDE Month

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members ...

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More Pictures from DESIGN-ED 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014 | Nancy Walkup

We had quite a choice of workshops to attend at DESIGN-ED 2014 in Philadelphia this past week. It was great fun to work with Froebel blocks such as this set. ...

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Transformation and Transfiguration

Monday, September 10, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

This past summer, I experienced firsthand the power of art in transformation and transfiguration in both the personal realm and pubic settings. During our recent SchoolArts group tour of Barcelona and ...

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Photo Tips for SchoolArts Authors

Sunday, August 19, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Often at art education conferences, as the editor of SchoolArts, I give presentations on getting published. If an author has a good idea and good images, that will greatly improve the possibility of p ...

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The Questions Remain the Same

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

This past weekend a friend gave me two bound volumes of SchoolArts from 1957 and 1958 and I have been enjoying browsing through them. ...

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New National Standards for the Arts Coming Soon

Monday, August 6, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

What will you be doing differently this year? What new ideas and lessons do you want to try? Where can you look for fresh ideas and guidance to start off the school year with energy and excitement? ...

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Naomi Natale and One Million Bones

Monday, July 30, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

One of the presenters NAEA will host this coming March in Fort Worth is Naomi Natale, the founder of the social justice project One Million Bones. ...

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