Stevie Mack and SchoolArts’ Nancy Walkup
tour is organized and led by Stevie Mack and Nancy Walkup. The President
and Founder of CRIZMAC Art and Cultural Education Materials, Inc.,
Stevie Mack has led exceptional trips to both domestic and international
destinations for over twenty years. She joined forces with Nancy
Walkup, editor of SchoolArts magazine in 2010, to offer
tours. The dynamic duo offers participants a blend of their many
talents, while always including a good dose of fun. Highly organized
and committed to your satisfaction, they attend to all of the details
that make for a very educational and enjoyable experience. In addition
to providing some of the lectures, they have selected outstanding
artists to enrich your experience.
Stevie holds an M.A. in Art Education from the University of Arizona.
She taught art in the public schools for 13 years, and also served
as a resource teacher for her district. During this time, Stevie
received several grants for curriculum development and, in 1989,
was awarded outstanding art educator in Arizona. In 1985, she formed
CRIZMAC, a publishing company committed to the development and publication
of comprehensive art education resources.
In addition to editing SchoolArts, a magazine for art educators
published since 1901, Nancy Walkup is a contributing author to Explorations
in Art, Davis Publications’ elementary textbook series.
Nancy's teaching experience covers all grade levels from kindergarten
through graduate school. A highlight of her career includes serving
as project coordinator for ten years for the North Texas Institute
for Educators on the Visual Arts, a national art education initiative
funded in part by the Getty Institute and the Annenberg Foundation.
Nancy was also the chair for the 2001 National Art Education Association
Nancy's recent honors include serving as an invited teacher at an
elementary school in Beijing, China; selection for the Japanese
Fulbright Memorial Teacher program in 2008; and being named 2007
Teacher of the Year for her campus. She has won numerous awards
from the art education associations of Louisiana and Texas as well
as the National Art Education Association, and most recently, Elementary
Art Educator of the Year, TAEA, 2010.
Stevie and Nancy have published widely, both together and individually,
and have produced numerous award-winning video programs and curriculum
They look forward to guiding you on an adventure of artistic joy,
personal rejuvenation, and cultural relevance.