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Art Ed Profile: Jasmin Eli-Washington, Part 2

Art Ed Profile: Jasmin Eli-Washington, Part 2

Do you think it’s possible to teach creativity to students? They definitely can learn the technical stuff. There’s no doubt in that. Sometimes it will be difficult to teach the creative part because that’s all experience, like some things you just have to be in that moment of hearing and knowing and doing to be … Continue reading

Art Ed Profile: Carla E. Reyes

Art Ed Profile: Carla E. Reyes

  How did you get started as an artist and teacher? I had a lot of different incarnations. I first went to the School of Visual Arts (SVA) … but I had no idea how you made money as an artist. That’s one thing my parents didn’t know about. The only thing I really knew … Continue reading

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