Tag archive for advocacy

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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2011: The Year in Review

To wrap up 2011, I’ve spent the past few days sorting through my postings, RSS feeds, and notes from the past year. Here, in no particular order, are ten items that rose to the top of the pile for me. Creativity As a follow up…

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Art Education Voices, Past & Present

As I pondered this past week what I might post here for Arts in Education Week, I thought about something one of my mentors John Michael once said, “What we are today is determined to a great extent by what we were yesterday.” John felt…

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Join the Make Art, Save Art Campaign

DoSomething.org, a non-profit organization that encourages youth under 25 to take action and volunteer in their communities, is sponsoring a campaign called Make Art. Save Art. in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard to promote the importance of art education in schools. The contest asks young people (under…

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What Does Art Mean to You?

What is Art? from Joseph B May on Vimeo. Start the school year by playing this video (or a portion of it) to your students. It was produced by Allied Arts, a non-profit united arts fund and arts council in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a recent…

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Where is the silver lining here?

Photo by mamjodh, CC Attribution License Every cloud has a silver lining. I’ve mulled the topic of this posting over in my head for days now, trying to come up with a way to talk about it without being depressing or overly melodramatic. But, as…

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Web Sightings for October 2009

Here are ten October treats: 1. With Halloween coming up at the end of this month, check out Mark Newport’s knitted super hero costumes at the Greg Kucera Gallery. (See Q&A with Newport on Smithsonian.com) 2. Also, don’t miss Nick Cave’s embroidered “sound suits” at…

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Ten Art Advocacy Videos

One of the first books I bought as an art teacher early in my career was on Art Advocacy from the NAEA. While I no longer have the book, it’s message has stuck with me over the years—Art teachers have to promote, market, and always…

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Web Sightings for September 2009

Here are sites to see for the month of September: 1. Show your students how advertisers and product designers sometimes borrow ideas from art history with these examples from Smashing Magazine. 2. Two great advocacy statements for the arts and arts education surfaced on the…

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Art Teacher Inservice Day

Was able to get out of town Friday for a short drive to St Petersburg, Florida to address the Pinellas County art teachers and then to offer an afternoon hands-on workshop using Web 2.0 tools. In addition to getting the opportunity to work with art…

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