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The Natural World

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

For the past eight summers, CRIZMAC president Stevie Mack and I have been leading a cultural seminar we call Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos. A highlight of this expe ...

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Picassohead Digital Art

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Kathryn Vaughn

Teaching media arts and exposing elementary students to digital design does not have to be challenging in a classroom with limited technology. I have one computer and one iPad in my elementary artroom ...

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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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Why We Teach

Monday, May 23, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

When someone asks you what you do, what is your immediate answer? I suspect, for most of us, the answer is “I’m an art teacher.” It is the role with which we most identify. And we al ...

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Creative Minds

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

Maintaining Order in the Art Room ...

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SchoolArts Themes Finalized for 2011-2012

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

My head is still spinning from a whirlwind of activities at NAEA in Seattle. ...

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The Power of Transformation

Monday, March 7, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

If my recollections are correct, I am pretty sure that the new student teacher I am getting this week will be my 25th. ...

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Dreaming of Santa Fe and Folk Art

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

As the school year wanes, my thoughts are turning to Santa Fe and our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Folk Art Extravaganza. ...

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