SchoolArts Magazine

April 2016

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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SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 29 E A R L Y C H I L D H O O D W hen constructing art lessons based on artists' ideas or artworks, all too often we find our- selves looking to the "old masters" for tradi- tional examples. While this is important and provides students with important art history knowledge, we should also look at bringing contemporary artists into our classrooms. Contemporary artists can be authentic examples of "real" artists for our students, serving as role models for creativity and relevant ideas. STUDIES IN Katie Flood ABSTRACTION

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