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  • google

    June 19, 2017

    external resource from Android Authority, Google Search Just Made Art Education Much More Interactive

    Google Search is an amazingly spectacular thing. Google Arts and Culture is also amazingly spectacular. Wouldn’t it be great if they worked together in a fun and educational way? Now, they do. Announced on Google’s own blog, searching and learning about art has just become a lot more interactive through the tech giant. While you could already search about specific pieces and get a pretty good understanding of them, the Google Search team has teamed up with Google Arts and Culture to make the experience even better.

    Android Authority
  • kandinsky

    June 19, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, How to Be an Artist, According to Wassily Kandinsky

    He first developed many of the theories that shaped his practice in his seminal text, Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1911), where he laid out his tenets for artistic creation as a spiritual act. Later, during his 11-year teaching stint at the Bauhaus, he expanded upon these ideas in Point and Line to Plane (1926). But Kandinsky did not intend for his theories to be prescriptive. Artmaking, he insisted, was about freedom. Nevertheless, there are several lessons that artists should heed if they are to meet Kandinsky’s requirements.

  • Maker

    June 19, 2017

    external resource from U.S. News , Maker Spaces Across the Country Engage Students in Innovative and Creative Learning Opportunities

    Present in schools, postsecondary institutions and out-of-school environments, maker spaces provide students with opportunities to creatively approach learning through innovative and hands-on projects. A recent article from U.S. News & World Report, Makers Movement Changes the Educational Landscape, explores maker space programs across the country and how this interdisciplinary education approach impacts student success.

    U.S. News
  • Maker

    June 19, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, How to Create a Makerspace in any Space

    Makerspaces are spaces for hands-on interactive learning. These spaces have become popular in many communities, schools, and libraries due to their emphasis on creative learning and STEAM subjects. Both educators and parents have seen the impact of makerspaces on the ability of children to learn twenty-first-century skills. These spaces have sprung up across the country and can be found in a variety of locations. The primary aspect of any makerspace is the fact that creative hands-on learning opportunities are provided to users.

    Education Week
  • ENDA

    May 18, 2017

    external resource from ENDA, Ecole Nationale d'Art (ENDA) Call for Applications, Session XVII, 2017

    ENDA is a graduate school for research and experimentation in art based in Paris and New York. It is the educational branch of the Biennale de Paris. It offers its researchers a course of study that aims to liberate them from the inherited ideas of 20th century art history, and proposes an inquiry into the crucial issues of 21st century art, whose history is now unfolding and in which they might eventually participate. The program dates are November 28, 2017 to July 7, 2018. The application fee is $50; tuition is $3,000. Deadline to apply: May 25, 2017.

  • TAG

    May 11, 2017

    external resource from Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Teaching Artists Guild (TAG) Quarterly

    Stay up to date on the constant advancing wordl of Teaching Artistry. The Teaching Artist Guild (TAG) newsletter provides teaching artists with resources and tools for arts advocacy, building tools for the artist field, up-to-date information about artists who teach and work in your community, and much more! Download the FREE TAG Quarterly reading

    Young Audiences Arts for Learning
  • Education Week

    May 4, 2017

    external resource from Education Week, Webinar: Engaging the Eye: Building Literacy Via Visual Art, May 9, 2-3 pm ET
    Education Week

    In this interactive webinar, Lynne Munson and Rachel Stack of Great Minds discuss and model art instruction with an 8th grade teacher, highlighting how the study of visual art builds cultural knowledge and fosters academic achievement for the widest range of learners.

    Education Week

    April 19, 2017

    external resource from SmartBrief, SmartReport on STEM: Empowering Imagination

    SmartBrief's annual SmartReport on STEM highlights individuals who are readying students for working in a STEM-driven society; what it means to STEM like a woman; the progress from STEM to STEAM; the latest STEM tools and products; and more. Download it now.

  • artsy

    April 10, 2017

    external resource from Artsy, What Was the First Abstract Artwork?

    Who made the first Western abstract painting? That was the question that Wassily Kandinsky’s widow, accompanied by a team of researchers, set out to answer in 1946. Her late husband, a Russian painter who was among the pioneers of abstraction in the early 1910s, had himself been personally invested in the answer.