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Weekly Websites: The Arts On-line!

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Ann Weaver (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 11:04:08 +0100

I received the following information through the the PON listserve and
thought some of you might want the information. Ann

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>From: Christina Cantrill <ccantrill.PA.US>
>Subject: Weekly Websites: The Arts On-line!
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>Notice the change in title from *Wednesday* to *Weekly* Websites. I hope
>you all will allow me this flexibility (turns out that Wednesday's are not
>always the best days for putting this work together.) So, onward and
>upward....this week's website focus around interesting on-line projects
>that integrate the arts in learning. This is both because education
>through the arts is close to my heart, but more specifically to highlight
>this great sounding project that came across my screen from the On-Line
>Classroom ( -- DoodleOpolis:
>"On March 2, a 9-week curriculum on architecture for kids begins on the
>Internet. Participating schools will receive by e-mail activities that get
>kids out into the spring air to "doodle" their school, their homes and
>their neighborhoods. Their drawings will be posted on the DoodleOpolis Web
>site <>.
>Architects and planners will be our on-line coaches to help the students
>draw and understand the basics of how our towns and cities are built.
>Classrooms will be coached through the process of building a model village
>in their school.
>Basic concepts covered include spatial relationships, measuring, drawing,
>perspectives, symmetry/asymmetry, decoration, focal points, etc.
>It's going to be a fun, interactive learning experience. Please do drop by
>the Web site often to see what's going on. And if you want to join us,
>DoodleOpolis is open to any school, grades 3 - 8, anywhere in the world!
>(there is a basic registration fee to cover the costs).
>For a weekly schedule or for information on how to register, send an
>e-mail to <tbt>."
>Here in Philadelphia we have also have a program called Architecture in
>Education from the Foundation for Architecture. They have a terrific
>website -- An Interactive Learning Center for using Architecture in the
>Classroom ( You can find resources of interest
>including documentation from past projects, a gallery with student work,
>and a list of related projects in other parts of the world.
>ArtsEdge from the Kennedy Center is a national site
>( that brings together educators and
>artists. They have lots of great stuff here....but I was particularily
>interested in the link under their Webspotlight to resources created
>on-line by students (
>>From these student-made sites I found this great link to "Ready to Live:
>>Art and Life Beyond Street Violence" via the Public Broadcasting's POV
>>series ( They invite all to contribute via
>>the 'Open Mic': "How has street violence affected your life? Tell us your
>>story in prose, poetry, music or images. Submissions may be: reflections
>>on personal experiences responses to the threat of violence in your
>>community tributes to people who have died."
>Another project that encourages collaboration is the World Community of
>Old Trees -- an An Eco-Art Project in Progress by June Julian
>( . Visit the Tree Gallery
>where she includes her own work and interests and then encourages others
>to contribute theirs. Scroll drown for Eco-Art projects done by students
>all over the world. I found this via the Progressive Arts Links
>( which has a ton of interesting
>Blue Web'n ( promotes
>Internet projects and is a terrific general resource that is sorted by
>content area. Take a look at the Art section
>( for some really
>interesting projects, including:
>Eyes on Arts promote many on and off-line projects around the arts. One,
>called Eyes of the Beholder promotes "a collaborative activity to promote
>a community of seers" (
>Another is called Windmills to Whirligigs
>( which explores the connections
>between science, art and knowledge created by the Science Museum of
>The World of Puppets (K-2 curriculum) can be found at
> and take students
>around the world to look at puppetry, then reflect on what they've found,
>write their own stories and create their own puppets and then perform
>their own show. They also have links where you can share your puppets and
>stories on-line.
>Some other general art-oriented sites include:
>Art in the Public Interest
>ArtsEdNet at the Getty Foundation ( has
>some really nice on-line resources, especially for discipline-based arts
>education. My favorite is their online exhibition and discussion.
>Currently you'll find "The Web of Life: The Art of John Biggers"
>with on-line discussion, curriculum resources, conversations with the
>artists, interactive galleries, ect.
>Open Studio: Arts On-line ( Open Studio: The
>Arts Online creates a laboratory for the exploration of the tools and
>techniques that will serve arts and cultural organizations as they prepare
>for the networked environment of the next century. Their site also has a
>huge list of art sites (
>And, once again, a general link to a Kathy Schrock Art and Architecture
>resource (! (I just
>love Kathy :-)
>Christina Hill Cantrill
>Wednesday Websites are archived and can be be found on-line at
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