SchoolArts Magazine

January 2018

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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CARTOONING THE MASTERS Rama Hughes E L E M E N T A R Y Left: JJ Stark, Disney comic bio. Right: Deborah Fhima, Warhol comic bio. E very year, I try to figure out how I can do "less" for my students. One of my mentors described it as "The Art of Pulling Back." As long as we are still achieving our objectives, it seems like my students learn more when I do less. To that end, I assigned my students one of my own favorite tasks. Each month, I introduce them to a new master artist. The Master of the Month informs all of our lessons: the his - tory, the concepts, the techniques, and the conversations. I get a kick out of researching artists, gathering examples of their work, preparing a presentation, SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 17

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