Category: Teacher Certification


You Can Say That Again

by Dolores AndrewThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2004. Click here to see the original publication. What do Cole Porter, Van Gogh, Dr. Seuss, Mondrian, Jane Austen, Mozart, and The Beatles have in common? Of course, they were…

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What Not To Do

By Gail Carolyn SirnaThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2003. A local writer in the Detroit Free Press said in her column recently that she considers only two professions to be noble: farming and teaching. Since…

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Creativity

by Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2003. I recently completed a research project and, in the process, discovered some very interesting books and information. Much of the following article is gleaned from a book…

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The Spirit of Teaching (A Journey)

by Carlene HarwickThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2002.  Breath, soul, life, distinguished as apart from the body. The motivating, the thinking, conscious thought. Enthusiasm, mind, intelligence, a divine animating influence or inspiration. These are the definitions…

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Creativity and the Needleartist

By Dolores AndrewThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2002. A needleworker who selects a project to stitch makes an artistic decision. This decision can take several directions. It can be an original design or it can…

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Chi Whiz

by Peg LaflamThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 1999. Peg: Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) is the ancient Chinese art of promoting balance and harmony in one’s environment; it is a cross between art and science….

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Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About Color: Part 2

By Susan Ettl, NAN-Certified Teacher This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 1999. What is Value? Value is the amount of lightness or darkness measured in a color. A value scale consisting of neutral grays equally spaced…

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The Home of Our NAN Collection

by Patricia Tector, former NAN Director of Judges’ CertificationThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 1999. We keep hearing that the NAN Collection is at the Gallery of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. What is this place…

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Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About Color: Part 1

By Susan Ettl, NAN-Certified Teacher This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 1999. What is a Hue? Hue is the name of a pure color (nothing has been added to alter its purity) which represents colors within…

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Developing Your Artistic Eyes

By R. Llewellyn Jordan This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 1996.  Becoming a gallery-goer can provide endless opportunities to sensitize your eyes to art. It is a provocative experience for each and every individual who attends…

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