SchoolArts Magazine

DEC 2008

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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On the Web Amulets, Milgros, and Ex-Votos Aurelia Gomez More than Puppets on a String This studio extension of Aurelia Gomez's print article teaches students how amulets, milagros, and ex-votos are used in diverse cultures through the construction of an actual amulet necklace. Go beyond the traditional idea of the puppet with this elementary lesson that will teach you how to create a whimsical menagerie of clever characters. Barbara Silverstein The Art of Awakening Making Connections: Social Bonding Nicole Brisco Pam Stephens Have you ever wondered what your students take from your art class? Nicole Brisco explores this topic with a former student who is now a practicing artist. In this month's edition of StudentTeacher Survival Guide, learn how to practice social bonding in your classroom, as well as encourage it among your students and peers. Wherever you see this icon, go to for additional student artwork, project templates, and more! schoolarts Inspiring Creativity in Teaching Since 1901. Volume 108, Number 4, December 2008 SchoolArts is a national magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts. Editor, Nancy Walkup Art teacher at W.S. Ryan Elementary, Denton, TX Send manuscript submissions to: 2223 Parkside Drive, Denton, TX 76201 Tel: (940) 382-8274 Fax: (940) 387-2516 Contributing Editors Ken Vieth, Art Education Consultant Rosemont, New Jersey, Rebecca Arkenberg, Museum Consultant Stratford, Connecticut, Tracy Ellyn, Miami Art and Design, Miami, Florida, Mary Coy, Spry Middle School, Webster, New York, Nicole Brisco, Pleasant Grove High School Texarkana, Texas, Staff Publisher, Wyatt Wade Advertising Sales, Jessica McCorkle Designer, Julia McCandless Production, Hana Johnson Art Director, Douglass Scott Consulting Editor, Claire Mowbray Golding Departments 3 8 12 13 14 Editor's Letter Meeting Individual Needs Point of View Teacher-Tested Subscription Manager, Jackie Gothing 16 18 58 60 Circulation, Margherita Altobelli Advocacy Teacher-Student Portfolio Resource Center Calendar Technology ClipCards Denise Clyne-Ruch 28 Pamela Stephens, Dept. of Art Education Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona ArtEd Online Craig Roland Paul Sproll, Rhode Island School of Design, Professor and Head, Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, Providence, RI, Advertising/Business Office 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608 (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 FAX (508) 791-0779 Social Networks for Art Teachers and Students Renee Eiken Snowmen in a Snowstorm Marisa J. Main 29 Line Type Designs Carol Horst Expression with Line Craft in America Craft Guilds A journey to the artists, origins, and work of American craft. 33 Subscriptions & Back Issues Jackie Gothing (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 220 Looking/Learning Writer's Guidelines Hana Johnson (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 232 Allison Valchuis and Marianna Siciliano Permission to Reproduce Articles Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 (978) 750-8400 Telephone Model 302 Henry Dreyfuss Ice Paintings 20 Janet Payne, Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator Stafford County Public School, Stafford, Virginia Aurelia Gomez, Director of Educaton, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, Ready-to-Use Resources 9 Advisory Board Craig Roland, Associate Professor of Art Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida SchoolArts (ISSN: 0036-6463) December 2008, Volume 108, Number 4. SchoolArts is published monthly, September through May by Davis Publications, Inc., 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608-2013. Subscription rate: $24.95 annually within U.S., Canadian/Mexico $34.95 annually, International $39.95. Past issue single copies $5.00. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. Periodicals Postage Paid at Worcester, MA and at additional mailing offices. Gallery Cards Allison Valchuis and Marianna Siciliano Storage Container Set: Kubus Wilhelm Wagenfeld Advertising Jessica McCorkle (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 219 Postmaster: Send change of address form to SchoolArts, 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608-2013 Printed in the U.S.A. Wallpaper: Bullies Virgil Marti 6 December 2008 SchoolArts SchoolArts magazine is printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks.

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