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What determines what you teach in your classroom?

Art teachers were asked to respond to the question, “What’s the most important factor in determining what your teach?” There were 10 options to choose from: Art History, Contemporary Art & Culture, Themes and Big Ideas, State or National Art Standards, Media Skills, Art Elements…

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IGNITE NAEA: Enlighten us, but make it quick

Ignite NAEA is just weeks away on Sunday, March 30 from 4:30- 5:50 pm. You’ll be on the edge of your seat for this fast-paced session! Colleagues will deliver a series of 5-minute presentations, communicating what they are passionate about in art education, while 20…

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2013: Year in Review

Here are ten important articles that touch upon some of the policies, initiatives, ideas, and research that shaped dialogue and practices in the field of art education this past year, both in and outside the classroom. Feel free to add titles and links to any…

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What if. .?

What if the earth was buffeted daily by high winds? How would this new living condition change life on the planet? What adjustments would we need to make in our daily routines to survive? This is the inspiration behind the delightful awarding-winning animation titled WIND…

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Francis W. Parker, An Early Proponent of Student Choice

In preparation for teaching my graduate class in the History of Teaching Art each year, I make a point of spending time digging into the past of art education to locate some new nuggets of information and interesting historical facts to share with my students…

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One Million Bones ~ A Photo Set

(view slide show instead) “When we do something with our hands, it changes the way we feel, which changes the way we think, which changes the way we act.” • Carl Wilkens I know it’s a little after the fact, but I wanted to share…

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One Million Bones ~ A collective response to genocide and mass violence

Imagine a million bones placed on the National Mall in Washington DC.  Ever since I watched a video of Naomi Natale speak about her One Million Bones project in 2010, the image of one million bones in the National Mall has lingered in the back…

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Herring Portraits

On March 14th, artist Oliver Herring visited Oak Hall School in Gainesville along with art education faculty and students from the University of Florida. Students were given scissors and tape and challenged by Oliver to transform themselves using fragments of photos previously taken of them…

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Oliver Herring Visits UF Campus

Visiting Artist: Oliver Herring School of Art + Art History University of Florida March 11-15th, 2013 Internationally acclaimed artist, Oliver Herring, will visit the University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History on March 11-15th. During his stay, Herring will present a public lecture…

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Heading to Texas for 2013 NAEA Conference

I’m happy to be getting “out of Dodge” for a few days this week to attend the 2013 National Art Education Association Conference in Fort Worth, Texas (March 7-10).   I’ll be presenting a session with Elizabeth Delacruz, Tricia Fuglestad and Ian Sands on “The Art…

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