Artist Spotlight: Wendy Red Star

As part of our efforts to spotlight artists that are included in our new curriculum, this week, we’re exploring the artwork of Wendy Red Star. Red Star’s 2016 Coyote Decoy with Pendleton Blanket is featured in our new bonus 5th-6th grade Native … Continued

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8 Groundbreaking Women Artists We’re Celebrating This International Women’s Day

You’ve definitely heard of Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe. And you’ve probably heard the names Mary Cassatt and Grandma Moses. But what about Rosa Bonheur? Faith Ringgold? Helen Frankenthaler? Though the title phrase “women artists” can be a tenuous term … Continued

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Artist Spotlight: Ofelia Esparza

As you might know, we’re spotlighting several of the artists we’ve added to our new curriculum here on the blog (see more on how we’ve updated and diversified here). And we wanted to learn even more about Ofelia Esparza after featuring … Continued

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Creativity for the Open Spaces: Remembering Marta Becket

Vast, empty spaces are often fuel for an artist’s creative fire. A break from the typical hustle of any sort can often create new breakthroughs for many creatives (just ask any LA artist if a trip to the desert did … Continued

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Artist Spotlight: “Artivist”/Sculptor Courtney Mattison

Meet artivist Courtney Mattison. Artivist? Yes. In Mattison’s own words, she’s an “artivist”–artist + activist. As a sculptor, Mattison’s background in art and marine biology has inspired her to not just create artwork based on underwater ecosystems, but given her … Continued

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Lucinda Oakes’ Beautiful Trompe L’Oeil Redefines “Craft”

    Looking for something that looks “straight outta the 18th century”–but not actually straight out of the 18th century? Lucinda Oakes is your lady. Oakes, a Sussex, U.K.-based artist, designer, and muralist, specializes in trompe l’oeil painting that looks … Continued

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Toepfer’s Board-Ups Rely on Art

    We’re used to seeing art in unlikely places. From cave paintings to graffiti and street art, art crops up where we seem to least expect it. Artist Chris Toepfer harnesses that seemingly-unquenchable artistic spirit that thrives in unexpected … Continued

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