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Bird By Bird

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | Rama Hughes

My grandfather, Wallace Oscar Hughes, was a wildlife artist. He made his living drawing animals for books, magazines, stamps, and more. His specialty was birdlife. When I was a kid learning to draw, m ...

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Prime Time Televisions

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | Meighan Healey

My objective for this lesson was for students to each construct a 3D television in a pop art style. Students had to include a self-portrait and demonstrate their understanding of background, middle gr ...

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Universal Human Rights Month: Conrad Botes

Monday, December 6, 2021 | Karl Cole

Artist Conrad Botes began his satirical work in the form of bitingly sarcastic, often abrasive comics from a studio he co-founded called Bitterkomix. He publishes comics to this day, alongside creatin ...

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Haida Artist George Dickson

Monday, November 29, 2021 | Karl Cole

Haida artists were traditionally renowned for the beauty of their carvings, particularly in wood. Because of the abundance of timber in their lands, Haida artists were able to create monumental works ...

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Native American Heritage Month: Ledger Art

Monday, November 22, 2021 | Karl Cole

Little is known of the Arapaho artists who created the drawings in the Henderson Ledger, referred to as Henderson Ledger Artists. The ledger was owned by Frank Henderson, and many of the drawings ...

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Native American Heritage Month: Marcus Amerman

Monday, November 15, 2021 | Karl Cole

The Choctaw band is descended from the Mississippian culture (Mound Builders), which had villages throughout the region of the Mississippi River across the Deep South. They are thought to have be ...

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Editor’s Letter: Design

Monday, November 8, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

As an art educator, you are likely to be more consciously aware of design in your environment than the general public. Design is a word that is bantered around quite a bit in art education, but its me ...

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Opening the Door to Digital Design

Monday, November 8, 2021 | Jane Montero

After classroom doors shuttered in March of 2020, virtual teaching changed how we delivered our art curriculum to our students. As I scrambled to create individual art kits, sought funding from donors ...

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Design Boards

Monday, November 8, 2021 | Melody Weintraub

My idea for this lesson was inspired by a visit to Watkins College of Art in Nashville during our Tennessee Art Education Association’s state conference. While walking to one of my sessions, I n ...

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Isometric Interiors

Monday, November 8, 2021 | Kasmira Mohanty

The notion that an isometric illustration can be created using basic shapes and a straightforward process made the idea of engineering a project for my entry-level computer graphics students very appe ...

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Advocacy Action Planning

Monday, November 8, 2021 | D. Jack Davis

Setting goals for your advocacy efforts is essential. What do you hope to accomplish with your efforts? Keep your goals to a manageable number and express them in a clear and straightforward manner. S ...

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Native American Heritage Month: Casas Grandes

Monday, November 8, 2021 | Karl Cole

Archeologists now believe that the earliest human settlements in the Americas occurred somewhere between 28,000 and 17,000 BCE, after migration across the Bering Strait land bridge, which disappeared ...

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Native American Heritage Month: Fritz Scholder

Monday, November 1, 2021 | Karl Cole

Artist Fritz Scholder was in the forefront of First Nations modernism starting in the mid- to late 1900s. The groundwork for the recognition of modern Native American art was laid by the Institute of ...

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Playing with Paper Icosahedrons

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | Kristin Ponden

A little-known fact about me is that I was the captain of my high-school math team. So, it should come as no surprise that I love finding ways to incorporate mathematical concepts into my art lessons. ...

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Gem of the Month: Hashimoto Gahō

Monday, October 25, 2021 | Karl Cole

I have such an admiration for Japanese monochromatic painting that I decided to celebrate the firm establishment of autumn with one of my favorite nihon-ga artists, who was also featured for his winte ...

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LGBTQI+ History Month: Harriet Hosmer

Monday, October 18, 2021 | Karl Cole

Before the 1900s, it was hard enough trying to become a professional artist as a woman. It was even more difficult finding acceptance if one was gay. Harriet Hosmer managed to overcome both of those b ...

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