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Re: [teacherartexchange] Art304


From: Patricia Knott (pknott_6_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 16 2009 - 15:22:36 PDT

I'd like to add my quodos as well!! What a wonderful endeavor.

I live in an historically art rich community and this is just the
thing that we need to engage our students in. They just don't seem to
know what is surrounding them.
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.


>> 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.
>> Ironic?)
>> 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.
>> Becky
>> Charleston, WV
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