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Re: [teacherartexchange] Art304


From: Marvin Bartel (marvinpb_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 15 2009 - 05:33:33 PDT


This is an awesome art assignment.
Thanks for sharing it.
Every community needs an art teacher like you!


>Hi, all!
>I wanted to share a neat project my students are working on. We've
>made a sort of "wikipedia" of local artists that we call Art304. Each
>student interviewed a local artist and wrote (or is writing... it's
>still a work in progress) an article about that artist, complete with
>images of their work.
>Like I said, it's a work in progress, but please check back often.
>Students will be completing their ARTicles this week, and I will
>upload them as I grade them. The site will be updated regularly as I
>get new information (albeit more slowly in the summertime, when I'm on
>the road.)
>Check it out:
>This project has become so much bigger than I had originally intended.
> I wanted to find something more interesting and meaningful than a
>regular research paper, and that's where the idea came from. But as
>we started interviewing artists, and the students really started
>getting to know their artists, it became a much bigger deal. Some of
>the artists gave art to the students, and one even cried with
>appreciation when he read his article. We're getting great feedback
>from the public, as well. Many galleries are going to start handing
>out cards with info about the site to their patrons and visitors so
>the public can use this resource to learn about local artists. I've
>even been asked to do a newspaper interview sometime next week, but
>I'm trying to get some of the artists and students to do it because I
>think this is really about them (and uh... I hate being interviewed.
>I highly recommend this idea to anyone wanting to introduce students
>to local artists. If anyone does something like this (or has already)
>please email me and we'll link to your site.
>Charleston, WV
>Carpe You Some Diem!
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