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[teacherartexchange] An Art Show on the Web


Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 08:16:27 PST

Three years ago new fire regulations put an end to our extensive spring
art exhibit. So we moved our third grade show to the web.

Our newest show went "live" last night.
You can find it at, click on central school and you will see
the link to the art show. As you click into a classroom, you will be
able to click on individual art works. The artist statement is at the
bottom, or rest your curser over the piece and it should appear in a
little box.

Students chose which piece to display. Most was from work done in
January and February when we were photographing, but some children
brought back work that they had already taken home.

Two adult volunteers interviewed the young students and captured their
artist comments about their work.

This does not totally duplicate the excitement of a real life
show...but students can view the work of their friends at home and
their family members who live far away can "visit" the show also. We
have found that this show is a marvelous advocacy tool and we have it
up on all the school computers at parent conference time.

A number of classroom teachers have their children choose a work from
the show and write a letter to the artist or write a descriptive
paragraph. Its a great way to get children talking about art.

Our site has had over 12,000 hits over three years. We hope that you
will have time to visit too!

kathy douglas in massachusetts
TAB/choice teacher

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