This past Spring semester I had the opportunity to co-edit the September 2017 Issue of SchoolArts Magazine. The theme of this issue is Advocacy & Action, which is at the core of what I do as an art educator. If you place advocacy at the forefront of your art program, the possibilities are endless.
“Advocacy is an integral part of an effective art program. In some ways, our teaching practice is similar to that of an artist. All we want to do is “create.” The reality is that we need to embrace not only the creative process, but also the business side of art education. Advocating for what your students bring to this world is work—a lot of work, but the intrinsic rewards are so worth it”. – Frank Juarez
A huge thanks to Editor, Nancy Walkup for the opportunity and support. This issue turned out fabulous! Also, a huge thanks to those that contributed articles to this issue: Jenny Urbanek, Craig Hinshaw, Leigh Drake, Jennifer Hartman, Sarah Kitchen, Angelique Byrne, Karl Cole, Robb Sandagata, Jonathan Fritsch, Eric Gibbons, Tiffany Beltz, Dannielle Arneson, and Melissa Purtee.
I would love to hear what you do to give your art program voice in our ever-changing art education landscape. Regardless of where you teach, we are fighting the same fight.
Feel free to fill out the form. Also, if you have questions regarding advocacy I would be more than happy to respond.
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