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Unidentified teacher, from a partial set of lamas and teachers

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Unidentified teacher, from a partial set of lamas and teachers

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Unidentified teacher, from a partial set of lamas and teachers

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Unidentified teacher, from a partial set of lamas and teachers

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Will Barnet lecturing at Art Student's League

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; image 20 x 20 cm. on paper 26 x 21 cm.
Published in:Archives of American Art Journal v. 13., no. 2, p. 26

Art Students League article, featuring Agnes Hart

Archives of American Art
1 pamphlet ; 23 x 17 cm. Leaf of Art Students League publication including a photograph of Agnes Hart with students.
Leaf is torn from an unidentified publication.

Womens' Art Class at the Chase School of Art

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 13 x 23 cm. Photo shows a group of women with blank canvases on easels, circled around the instructor, William Merritt Chase.
Taken by the studio of Joseph Byron.
Published in: Archives of American Art Journal 1973, v. 13, no. 3, p. 12

Arts of the Islamic World Teacher's Guide

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
This downloadable guide introduces the Islamic world through art. Includes an overview of Islamic beliefs and holidays; and a look at the art of calligraphy, architectural objects, and everyday objects of trade and culture. Includes lesson plans by grade level and suggestions for additional resources.

Photograph of schoolchildren and teachers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of school children and a teacher, posing in five rows, in front of a buildingl. Several children are identified in the photograph with the names and arrows inscribed in black ink: [Sylvanius Caldaverr / Maurice Banks / Itsy[...?] / Cora Martin / Waldo Faulkener [sic] / Willie Wilson / Cecil McNair / John Vincent / Cora Martin]. Waldo C. Falkener is seated in the first row, front, center. Most of the girls are wearing white dresses, while the boys are wearing jackets and ties. A handwritten note on the back in black ink identifies the subjects and location.

Art Students League, Summer class

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 12 x 19 cm. Item is a copyprint.
Identification on verso (handwritten): Class of Art Students League Summer, 1909. Grace Johnson, Mollie Bannister, Floss [illegible], Mary Reilly, Pop Goltz, Girge Harrison (instructor on ground), Florence Julia Ballin, Allen [illegible], Macrumb [dog], [Andrew] Dasburg, Nelson, John Carlson.

A class portrait at Julius Penn's Art Academy in Vitebsk

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm.

A photograph of Leon Gaspard and fellow classmates, with instructor Julius Penn, at the Art Academy in Vitebsk, Russia.

Agnes Hart assisting students at the Art Students League

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm. Painter and instructor Agnes Hart assisting students in a studio of the Art Students League, New York, N.Y.
Identification on verso (handwritten): Art Students League 1965-66

Olive Rush and Corcoran School of Art class

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16 x 26 cm. Rush with group of 66 art students. Also pictured is teacher Eliphalet Frazer Andrews.
Identification on verso (handwritten): "Olive's art class at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington D.C. about 1890-92 Mr. Andrew Aachen."

Published in: Archives of American Art Journal v. 12, no. 3, p. 3

Cleveland School of Art faculty and students

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. Identification on accompanying note attached to verso (typewritten): Cleveland School of Art at East 55th St. Faculty and Students; about 1898-9-1900; school in the Old Kelly homestead on the east side of Wilson Ave (now East 55th St.); third from right standing - J.H. Donahey, (became political cartoonist for the Plain Dealer); third from right of the tree - Grace Walsh, (did decorating for Louis Rorimer Company); next to the tree on the right - May Ames (taught painting and art history at the new school on Juniper Drive & Magnolia); fourth from left - Georgia Leighton Norton, (principle [sic] of the school); extreme left, Frederick Carl Gottwald (life drawing & painting instructor); Grace Kelly started teaching at the new school about 1908 and is not in this photo.
Item is a copy print.

About the relation of students and teachers

Archives of American Art
1 note : handwritten ; 28 x 22 cm.

Painter and teacher Hans Hofmann lists seven guiding principles pertaining to the philosophy of teaching and learning.

Grant Wood 'talking it over' with members of the Stone City Art Colony.

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm.

Identification (handwritten): Grant Wood "talking it over" with members of the colony, Stone City.

What Can Teachers Learn from Thinking like an Artist?

Smithsonian American Art Museum
ThumbnailFor many of us who don’t consider ourselves artists, being asked to draw on the spot can be a scary proposition. And what if you were then told you’d be doing it in front of a successful working artist? This June, teachers participating in SAAM's four-day summer institute, entitled Art, Inquiry, and Action, were asked to do just that in a hands-on workshop led by artist Manuel Acevedo. And what they took from it was both surprising and intriguing.

Faculty of the University of Wisconsin Art Department

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. Identification on verso (handwritten): Artists of the University of Wisconsin faculty, Department of Art Education. All are prominent exhibitors. Left to right: Alfred Sessler, Robert L. Grilley, Dean Meeker, Don Anderson, Santos Zingale. Paul Vanderbilt, Jan. 1960.
Photograph is a copyprint made from a negative.

Agnes Hart assisting students at the Art Students League, New York, N.Y.

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm. Painter and instructor Agnes Hart assisting students in a studio of the Art Students League, New York, N.Y.
Identification on verso (handwritten): Art Students League 1965-66

A Massive Collection of Cat Art Is up for Auction

Smithsonian Magazine

By all accounts, Patrick Eddington was a beloved high school art teacher and artist who worked hard for and had a great rapport with his students at Salt Lake City’s Highland High School. But he had another passion beyond teaching: cats. Now, several months after Eddington’s death, his massive personal collection of cat-inspired artwork is being auctioned off for charity.

Cats and dogs have captivated the art world for generations, but Eddington’s project wasn’t just about making portraits: it was about collaboration. About a decade ago, Eddington set off on a project to compile as much cat art made by and with some of the world’s top artists and writers, many of whom he contacted through simple, if genial, letters, Ann Poore writes for the Utah-based magazine 15 Bytes.

“The story of how Patrick Eddington acquired the original Cat Project artworks is quite remarkable,” Matthew Quinn, executive vice president of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, tells ArtDaily. “For years he carried on an extensive correspondence with a staggering number of visual artists and writers. His genial letters, little gifts, and certainly his persistence, charmed many of them into contributing to the project. That was a feat in itself.”

Eddington who became known as "Pat the Cat," didn’t just want to build up a personal collection—from the beginning, he intended to eventually compile these artworks into something to display to the public. To this end, he persistently pursued artists and writers like Ray Bradbury, Kiki Smith, Haruki Murakami and Ralph Steadman, to name a few.

“This project is a labor of love,” Eddington wrote in a 2004 letter, according to Hyperallergic’s Claire Voon. “It will culminate as a large book and traveling exhibition. It will also help Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. I’ve asked individuals I admire to create cat-related works. They are not the typical cat images but creative works.”

For Eddington, cats weren’t just fluffy little cuddlers—they were venal, vain and self-serving animals. He was intrigued by their complex nature throughout his life, and while he never completed the "Cat Project," the proceeds from the auction will still go to the animal sanctuary as he intended, Voon reports.

All in all, the auction contains 246 different pieces, including several ceramic, cat-faced jugs that Eddington made himself. With such a wide variety of styles and artists represented in the sale, it seems like it has something for just about everyone.

Photograph of Frances Albrier with Congolese teachers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Frances Albrier with nine male and nine female Congolese teachers at a luncheon hosted by the National Council of Negro Women.

drawing, pencil sketch of a male figure sitting from Benji Okubo's Art Class, 1943

National Museum of American History
The figure depicted in the drawing is Yosh Kuromiya's art teacher, Ben Okubo. Perhaps the art class was practicing portraiture or the human form.

Looking Both Ways Tools for Teachers

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Supports the online exhibition Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiq People. Options for the materials in booklet, video, or CD form. Ordering information provided.
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