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Art Ed Profile: Andy Vernon-Jones

Art Ed Profile: Andy Vernon-Jones

What got you interested in art making? I was interested in art as a way of making things, and I really liked stories, play, and action figures—all that kind of stuff. Drawing didn’t come easily to me when I was younger, so I always felt like, “Aw, I wish I could be an artist, but … Continue reading

Register for NOCD-NY’s citywide forum, From the Neighborhood Up: Arts & Culture for a Just and Equitable City

Register for NOCD-NY’s citywide forum, From the Neighborhood Up: Arts & Culture for a Just and Equitable City

  Meet fellow artists, educators, activists and community leaders at the next NOCD-NY (Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts) citywide forum on Friday, October 23rd! This event will focus on developing a vision for the city that cares about our neighborhoods, insists on equity, and embraces our civic energy. Register and read more about out the exciting workshops and … Continue reading

NYC Art Educator Interview #3: Katie Walters

NYC Art Educator Interview #3: Katie Walters The field of Art Education is large and encompasses everything from art teachings in traditional schools, to teaching artists, to museum educators, to administrators in art education non-profits. There are different paths that one can take to get to these positions. This informal interview is designed to help share … Continue reading

The Romare Bearden Project in the Classroom

The Romare Bearden Project in the Classroom

On September 2 2012, collage-artist Romare Bearden would have celebrated his 101st birthday, and many museums and organizations have set up honorary exhibitions throughout the year to honor the colláge artist  that defined the character of Black American life during the 20th century. The Studio Museum in Harlem organized an exhibition in tribute to Romare Bearden … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Art…silently!

According to Nancy Hous’s article “Using Critiques in the K-12 Classroom,” she  focuses on critiques as a useful component in the art classroom because it serves as an evaluation of student artwork, which can be a useful teaching tool for any age group studying the visual arts. The article discusses a method for conducting critiques, and … Continue reading

New York Collective of Radical Educators conference – volunteers opportunity!

Want to be a part of the action at the NYCoRE Conference this year?  Volunteer opportunities are available for set-up on Friday March 23rd and throughout conference on Saturday March 24th.   Volunteers pay just $10 for the conference which includes breakfast and lunch! Please register for the conference ( and check the VOLUNTEER category. We … Continue reading

Bulletin Board Challenge!

Last semester one of my graduate students made the oft heard complaint about her undergraduate teaching preparation program “I just didn’t feel prepared for the range of expectations my principal had for me”.   And while I think that no one in any profession goes into their first job feeling like they are absolutely prepared for … Continue reading

Educator night @ Noguchi Museum

Tour Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City, meet colleagues from across the city, and exchange ideas for leading Civic Action-inspired projects in the classroom. Join educators of all subjects and grade-levels for a social event at The Noguchi Museum. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Cost: Free Who: K-12 educators When: Thursday, November 17, 2012, 4:15pm-6:30pm, (Exhibition Tours … Continue reading

Favorite Interview Questions Pt. I

We asked our colleagues in the field for some favorite interview questions.  We got so many good ones this blog post has to be a two-parter.  Check them out.  How would you respond? Maria Palma, Director of Arts Education Accountability and Support, New York City Department of Education • How do you see your talents … Continue reading