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Your idea to interview or research artists online has merit. If you have an
interest, I encourage you to view the website of the North Texas Institute
for Educators on the Visual Arts (newsletters). At the end of this email I
am enclosing two webpage addresses for your review. The first page is an
online interview with an artist. The interview was conducted by a group of
fifth-grade students. The second webpage is the article that the students
wrote using the information from the interview. The article was also
published in hardcopy in the NTIEVA newsletter.
This activity was a wonderful way for kids to find out what it takes to be a
producing artist and to make a living at it. They also discovered that not
all artists are dead! Jim is quite alive and actually made a trip from New
Jersey to Texas to visit the kids in their classroom.
If you have questions about how to find an artist to interview or how this
interview process worked, I'll be glad to elaborate.
Hope this helps.
Regards from Texas,
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
University of North Texas
P.O. Box 305100
Denton, TX 76023-5100