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Home, School, and Hybrid Art Rooms

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

This past year, art teachers have had to quickly adapt to different modes of teaching (remotely, face-to-face, or through a hybrid model). Here are some of their solutions. Notice that almost every si ...

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Editor's Letter: Contemporary Art

Monday, March 8, 2021 | Nancy Walkup

Contemporary art is vibrant, diverse, exciting, and engaging. It can help you introduce more diverse, living, global artists to your students and spark meaningful discussions. However, many art teache ...

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Compassion

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Has there ever been a time in your memory when compassion and kindness were more needed? What does it mean to have compassion? Compassion is active. To have compassion is to show kindness and empathy ...

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Media Arts

Monday, November 23, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Back in March of this year, no one could have predicted the challenges art educators are now facing in this time of remote teaching. Many teachers have had to prepare for face-to-face instruction with ...

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STEAM

Sunday, October 11, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Around this time every year, I had a skeleton in my elementary art room. Our school’s science lab had a full-sized replica skeleton that no one seemed to use except me, so I would borrow it for ...

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Independence

Friday, September 11, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

Independence—isn’t that a quality you want your students to develop? The need for student independence is essential, now more than ever, in light of this unprecedented pandemic. ...

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All Levels: My Virtual Art Room

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Karyn Kuniyuki

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers transformed their programs to virtual instruction seemingly overnight with verve and patience. Administrators across the nation are enacting contingency pla ...

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Community

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

This is a challenging time for art educators as states practice social distancing, close schools, and recommend staying home. As I write this, we don’t know what will happen this fall, but I kno ...

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Pushing the Envelope: An Invitational Mail Art Show

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Nancy Walkup

When is the last time you have been really excited about an envelope you received in the mail? Email has cut into postal correspondence but maybe that can change if we start sending art through the ma ...

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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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