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Place: SchoolArts' Theme for January

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

What first comes to mind when you think of the word “Place?” Place is a term that can have many different meanings. ...

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More Thoughts on Kindergarten Architecture

Sunday, December 5, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

All my Kindergarten and first grade classes have now cycled through my building block lesson this week. Having the students draw what they build is always an amazing experience.   ...

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Registration Now Open for SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Folk Art Extravaganza in Santa Fe

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Registration for the joint SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Folk Art Extravaganza is now open. ...

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Alaska Stories: December SchoolArts

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Until I went to Alaska this past summer, I hadn’t given much thought to totem poles. ...

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Art and Writing Contest Opportunities for Students Grades 7-12

Sunday, November 7, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Looking for opportunities to share your students' creativity? ...

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Celebrating the Days of the Dead

Saturday, October 30, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

After two weeks of daily rehearsal (though we had never managed to rehearse the entire show all the way through), we presented our Days of the Dead performance twice at school on Thursday - during the ...

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What Can You Do with Just Paper, Scissors, and Glue? Lesson 2

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

As I am always looking for new ideas, especially for sculpture, to transcend the simplicity of the most basic art supplies available to most art teachers, I was excited to discover an approach new to ...

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SchoolArts and the Art of Humor

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Though my kindergartners are my toughest audience, they are the most fun. ...

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Celebrating the Mexican Days of the Dead/Los Dias De Los Muertos

Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

If you are interested in learning more about this often-misunderstood celebration, there is plenty of background information on my school website. ...

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What Can You Do with Just Paper, Scissors, and Glue? Lesson 1

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Nancy Walkup

Because I had an email from a reader asking for lessons that didn't require much in the way of materials, I am going to post three of my favorite lessons that only take paper, scissors, and glue. I in ...

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