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The Open Art Room: Eight Rules for Making Artists
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The Open Art Room: Eight Rules for Making Artists

Thinking like artists requires thought, planning, patience, and rules. Check out these eight rules for “making artists” from Davis Publications author Melissa Purtee (The Open Art Room, Making Artists).

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The Open Art Room: Learning Targets
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The Open Art Room: Learning Targets

In this article from Davis Publications author Ian Sands (The Open Art Room, Making Artists), students choose their own individual materials and project focus for the teacher to track via Learning Targets.

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The Open Art Room: Wrapping Up the Year with a Minicollection
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The Open Art Room: Wrapping Up the Year with a Minicollection

In this end-of-the-year (or end-of-semester) retrospective project, students are given the freedom to create three new artworks to showcase who they are as artists.

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Eleven Ways to Nurture Young Artists
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Eleven Ways to Nurture Young Artists

Nurturing your child’s art requires attentive patience. Any of the tips on this list will get you and your child off to a good start.

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Best Practices for Teaching Remotely
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Best Practices for Teaching Remotely

Tips and inspirations for teaching art remotely from expert educators.

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The Mindful Studio: Breath
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The Mindful Studio: Breath

Deep breathing can have a positive impact on the physiology and can increase energy levels, promote muscle relaxation, and decrease feelings of stress.

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Funding the Visual Arts
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Funding the Visual Arts

Answers to frequently asked questions and a breakdown of funding types.

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Becoming a Gatherer - Cell Phone Photo Shoot!
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Becoming a Gatherer - Cell Phone Photo Shoot!

Introduce students to using their camera phones and teach them to become GATHERERS instead of HUNTERS when finding a subject to photograph.

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Teaching Students to Embrace the “F” Word
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Teaching Students to Embrace the “F” Word

Growth happens by learning from our mistakes. We can help students embrace the “F” word (fail) and grow by allowing them to try without penalty, and giving them permission to go back and re-evaluate their art after critique.

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