The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) is an art education institute that has been at UNT since 1990.
The Wichita Falls Museum of art website.
The Priddy Foundation, a family foundation in Wichita Falls, made all this possible.
First joint project, 2011
Our second project, 2013. The artists were chosen from local living artists and Texas artists in the Museum collection.
Both resources are available at no cost on the Museum’s website under “Education.”
The 95 page curriculum guide was published as a book and as a digital document and is available at no cost on the Museum’s website.
Mary Helen Maskill, Carol Rose, Pam Day, Jeanette Heiberger, Nancy Walkup, Audra Miller, Liz Langdon, Claire Ross. Jeanette Heiberger was able to join us for the teacher workshops.
The artists chosen were from the Wichita Falls area or from the collection of the Museum.
Paints on Tacos
Documents Hispanic culture in Texas.
Lives in Dallas, paints many scenes of Caddo Lake and about Katrina survivors.
Wanda Ewalt also participated in the teacher workshops.
A man of many styles.
The Priddy Foundation supported the teachers’ participation in these two conferences.
This past year NTIEVA worked with WF art teachers and the WFMA to develop curriculum, train teachers, and present 2 workshops. Several of the artists were able to join us for the 2013 workshops, such as Ralph Stearns. We presented the two workshops back to back in June.
Our teacher leaders shared the notebooks they had created throughout the project.
We had four tables with four different hands-on activities. Each one of the teacher leaders was in charge of a table. This photo shows a photo transfer process. We also had mixed media collage, primary color printmaking, and relief printmaking.
We had four tables with four different hands-on activities. Each one of the teacher leaders was in charge of a table. This is the primary color printmaking activity.
Our first project, Pride in Place, was featured in the November 2013 SchoolArts Magazine.
An article about Marion Coleman was published in the October SchoolArts in conjunction with the artist’s exhibition at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.
In the curriculum guide, each artist is featured in a PowerPoint meant to be shared with students. The links on this slide are for different video clips about the artist the teacher may want to show.
Nancy Walkup is also the editor of SchoolArts Magazine, published since 1901 for art teachers of students K-12.
Doing Things Differently
A mind map is a graphical organization of ideas and concepts that can be used to facilitate the generation of ideas and the learning process. The reason why this has been argued to be more effective than the traditional method of learning (e.g. rote learning, linear text reading, etc) is because such structuring of ideas and concepts resembles the way our brain works – i.e. via links or associations.Mind mapping is done by connecting one idea to another with the aid of colors and images to tap both sides of our brains. When that happens, creativity gets a boost without compromising our sense of logic.
Seven da Vincian Principles
Annie’s Mind Map of her Cranium Contents
Art and Design: Imagination as a Resource
Mountain Plains Museum Association
The North Texas
Educators on the
Visual Arts (NTIEVA)
is an art education
institute that has
been at the
University of North
Texas since 1990.
NTIEVA provides professional development for art teachers and opportunities for research
for CVAD graduate students, such as this recent effort with the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.
Artists Included in Pride in Place:
Nancy Walkup is also the
editor of SchoolArts
published since 1901 for art
teachers of students K-12.
Marion Coleman: Story Quilts
Memory, family stories, cultural history, and a world filled with color are the inspiration
for Marion Coleman’s quilts. Mr. Felix Lindsey was a buffalo soldier from Wichita Falls.
Marion learned to sew from her grandmother. Her journey as an art quilter began
ten years ago when she entered a quilting contest. She has won numerous
awards and art residencies. Her quilts have been featured in several publications
including O, Oprah Magazine, and SchoolArts.
Marion Coleman lived with her grandmother most of her childhood. She feels
lucky to have stayed there; her grandmother taught her to quilt. Her teachers
encouraged her to go to college. She was the first in her family to graduate
from a university. Here is a quilt of Pearl, her stepmother.
Her quilts are amazing. At first glance, they appear to be paintings.
Here is Faith Ringgold, famous artist and author of Tar Beach and other
children’s picture books.
Notice the texture in the background on this quilt of DeeDee Bridgewater,
actress and jazz singer.
It is hard to believe this is a quilt. It depicts Shelagh, a long time friend.
Can you see all the stitched lines and pieces of fabric?