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Gem of the Month: Kyoko Tokumaru

Monday, June 10, 2024 | Karl Cole

Kyoko Tokumaru is a brilliant sculptor who creates organic forms in ceramics, fashioning complex pieces out of hard-to-work-with porcelain. Like many contemporary clay sculptures, Tokumaru’s wor ...

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The Benefits of Discipline-Specific Professional Development for Art Teachers

Monday, June 3, 2024 | Toni Henneman

Every art teacher knows the frustration of sitting through a PD session that has nothing to do with their subject. It’s not just a minor inconvenience or a meme-worthy joke; it’s a real ob ...

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Pride Month 2024: Marie Laurencin

Monday, June 3, 2024 | Karl Cole

It’s the beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which was initially celebrated as a single day in late June. Over time, it evolved into a month-long celebration of the Stonewall Uprising that occurred ...

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Curator's Corner

Jewish American Heritage Month 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | Karl Cole

May was proclaimed Jewish American Heritage Month in 2006 to celebrate 350 years of Jewish contributions to American history and culture. To celebrate Jewish contributions to American art, this week I ...

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Pointillist Henri-Edmond Cross

Monday, May 20, 2024 | Karl Cole

What better way to anticipate summer than to see sun-drenched paintings from the south of France? Whenever the subject of Pointillism comes up in art history books, there are usually only two major ar ...

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Co-Editors’ Letter: Creativity

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Tracey Hunter-Doniger, Stephanie Danker, and Darden Bradshaw

We were happy to recruit art educators to write for this issue of SchoolArts and to demonstrate that all educators are researchers, especially when it comes to creativity and art-making. These art ins ...

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Community Advocate Printmaking

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Ariel Kay

Students are asked to choose a topic that interests them based on their experiences in their communities (local or global). This topic becomes their community issue to address. Students can also choos ...

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Form & Function

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Kate Gormley

This project allows students to think like problem-solvers and innovators. I encourage them to look around their world and see what small “problems” in their lives need solutions. For exam ...

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A Zinester’s Guide to Creativity

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Megan Newton

If creativity is the destination, how do we get there? What methods of transportation could we take? Might I interest you in a popular vehicle, the zine? The zine (pronounced zeen) is a sturdy and rel ...

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Research Is Elementary (Part Two)

Friday, May 17, 2024 | Tina M. Atkinson

I noticed that many students, especially post-pandemic, had difficulty choosing what they wanted to create when given the opportunity. I also noticed that outside the art room, students didn’t h ...

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A Tribute to Wyatt Wade (June 28, 1946–February 23, 2024)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | Claire Mowbray Golding

Wyatt Wade never taught art. He wasn’t a great student—he only made so-so grades and even managed to get himself kicked out of the University of Texas for a while. He told me he never both ...

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Never a Dull Day: A Tribute to Wyatt Wade

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | Julian Wade et al.

June 28, 1946–February 23, 2024 Publishing is satisfying because it is a business that sells ideas. In our case . . . we are making a living doing good things for our culture. The people I ...

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Gem of the Month: Pieter de Hooch

Monday, May 13, 2024 | Karl Cole

Gardens are probably not in full bloom as yet, but I cannot resist showing this idyllic garden genre scene by Pieter de Hooch. Did you ever want to crawl right into a painting to experience the atmosp ...

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Welcome to May! Charles Burchfield

Monday, May 6, 2024 | Karl Cole

To welcome the wonderful month of May, let’s look at the work of an extremely unique artist who sought not only to capture what he saw in nature, but also what he felt: Charles Burchfield. He is ...

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International Dance Day 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024 | Karl Cole

I cannot think of a more joyous April sendoff than art that features dancing in celebration of International Dance Day. The International Theater Institute began International Dance Day on April 29, 1 ...

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National Poetry Month: Tang Yin

Monday, April 22, 2024 | Karl Cole

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. This celebration of literary pursuits was begun by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996. The celebration encourages anyone connected with bo ...

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