art education

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When They Say “Draw” in Texas …

Steven Heller opens a vintage copy of "Practical Drawing," which provided students the opportunity to learn the language of art as a tool of communication.

Portrait of The Artist (1881-1973) as a Young Man

I’ll never forget an object I saw in the Picasso Museum in Barcelona 25 years ago: Picasso’s first-grade reader. He’d filled the margins with pencil drawings: animals, birds, people. Next to the book in the glass case was a teacher’s note to his mama: “Pablo should stop drawing in class and pay attention to...