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Therapeutic Approaches to Art Education

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | Barbara Place

As all art educators know, many of our students across the country in all grades and in all settings—urban, suburban, and rural—have experienced psychological traumas and loss that affect ...

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Curator’s Corner

Art of Libraries

Monday, April 20, 2020 | Karl Cole

April 20th through 27th is National Library Week. We all like libraries. Like museums, they have such a special ambience. In order to celebrate that in an art historical manner, let’s look at so ...

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Davis Desk

Best Practices for Teaching Art Online

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | Barbara Place

Teaching online is a challenge that educators across the country are learning to address. To support the unique needs of art educators, Davis has created a handout, “Best Practices for Teaching ...

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SchoolArts Room

Co-Editor's Letter: Movement

Monday, April 13, 2020 | David Gran

As a film teacher, I find myself thinking a lot about movement. There are countless ways that meaning is created through the language of film, but few that I find are as unique to the cinema as kinesi ...

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Curator’s Corner

April in a New Perspective

Monday, April 13, 2020 | Karl Cole

I’ve been a big admirer of Pierre Soulages’s work since I saw a show featuring him and Swiss artist Gérard Schneider (1896–1986) when I was home a few years ago. The ...

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SchoolArts Room

Movement

Monday, April 13, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

In recent years, SchoolArts has invited our contributing editors and other art educators to choose a theme and coedit an issue. David Gran, our guest editor for this issue, teaches innovation, design, ...

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Curator’s Corner

Gardens for April

Monday, April 6, 2020 | Karl Cole

I’m pretty sure we all need some artistic diversions right now with the way things are in the world. April is not only National Garden Month, but it is also National Landscape Architecture Month ...

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Article

Set into Motion

Thursday, April 2, 2020

I presented my students with a challenge to create an engaging sculpture that possesses a sense of movement and harmony, using a variety of materials such as metal, recycled plastics, cardboard, beads ...

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Article

The Community Maps Project

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Community Maps Project represents a collaboration between art education students at the University of Florida and elementary students from the local school district in Gainesville, Florida. This p ...

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Article

Putting a Spin On It

Thursday, April 2, 2020

I wanted my advanced-level students to be pushed out of their comfort zones to create nontraditional, observational still-life drawings. I changed things up by having them draw cross-contour lines, an ...

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Article

Elementary Animation

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Just over a decade ago, I was a new art teacher who was very excited to bring animation into my elementary curriculum. I uploaded hundreds of images from digital cameras into stop-motion software on m ...

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Article

Editor's Letter: Movement

Thursday, April 2, 2020

In recent years, SchoolArts has invited our contributing editors and other art educators to choose a theme and coedit an issue. David Gran, our guest editor for this issue, teaches innovation, design, ...

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Curator’s Corner

Women's (Art) History Month 2020 V

Monday, March 30, 2020 | Karl Cole

I'm wrapping up Women’s History Month 2020 with a First Nations artist, a pioneering photographer, and an art form that was finally acknowledged as such in the late 1900s. ...

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Curator’s Corner

Women's (Art) History Month 2020 IV

Monday, March 23, 2020 | Karl Cole

This week of Women’s Art History Month, we’ll look at a printmaker, a pioneer photographer, and one of the secrets to Tiffany’s success in stained glass. ...

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Curator’s Corner

Women's (Art) History Month 2020 III

Monday, March 16, 2020 | Karl Cole

I dare say the role of women artists in the history of art has always been a strong presence, even if major art histories do not record all of them faithfully. ...

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SchoolArts Room

Dyani White Hawk

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Frank Juarez

Today, social media tends to be the go-to place for connecting with artists across the globe. I find it to be a source of inspiration, encouragement, and creative reflection. It’s an opportunity ...

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