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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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More Teaching Philosophies

Friday, April 20, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Once again it is time for my UNT preservice students to finalize their teaching philosophies for this semester. I have asked three of them if I could share their philosophies on here and they all said ...

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Looking Beyond

Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

My university art education students are all digital natives. They do not remember a time when computers were not in their lives. ...

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It's all a Matter of Perspective

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

Until I went to China several years ago, I had not given much thought to the country - it seemed impossibly remote for this claustrophobic flyer and my travels, up to this point, focused on Mexico and ...

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Making a Difference

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

If you are like most art teachers, you are the only such teacher in your school, a situation that can feel very isolating. Yet you should never underestimate the power of one. ...

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Call for Entries for the International Interdependence Hexagon Project

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

The International Interdependence Hexagon Project VI is an opportunity for teachers of students ages 10-18 to have their students participate in an international effort to promote interdependence ...

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SchoolArts in the News

Saturday, January 28, 2012 | Nancy Walkup

If you have an article or student artwork published in SchoolArts, be sure to share it with everyone you know, from your district superintendent to your principal, parents, fellow teachers, and studen ...

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Order in the Art Room

Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

My life as an art teacher is driven by a desire for order and an inability to actually attain it. But still I try. I’m surrounded by piles of papers, books, and art supplies I might need at some ...

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Hiding in Plain Sight: A Lesson in Camouflage

Friday, September 30, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

As an elementary art teacher, I am always interested in projects that make natural, meaningful connections between art and other disciplines while also challenging students to think. ...

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Picturing the Natural World

Saturday, September 10, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

When I was a child, my five siblings and I spent as much time outdoors as we could, roaming through the woods behind our house. Our father was a scoutmaster and he made sure we could tell the differen ...

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