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Decorating Art class rooms..


From: Madeline Fersko (maddy74_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 19:22:35 PST

I hope to be teaching art next year and as Ill have my own art room...I was
wondering what kind of ways people out there have set up there art rooms?
Id love to paint the walls and make it a very inspiring enviornment. love to hear anyones ideas...

>From: Judith Decker <>
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
>Subject: Multicultural Art - Stories - Artist's site
>Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 17:15:47 -0800 (PST)
>Dear Art Educators,
>Val Power sent me her (?) web site:
>The Stories section will be of interest to those of
>you teaching multicultural art. Each work is based on
>a story of a different culture. Some of them are
>summarized below. Val studied anthropology in
>undergraduate school.
>From Val:
>Peru: Maize is the primary food of the Inca
>descendents of Peru. It is also used to transcend the
>ordinary through offerings/worship to PachaMama for
>protection/fertility of crops.
>Soul Washer: The Asante of Ghana, Africa. Royal
>attendants known as Soul Washers wear the protective
>'Kra' disk (vital force) to ritually
>purify/replenish Kings vital powers, help stabalize
>and protect the nation.
>Land of the Moon: Egypt. The Egyptian goddess Ipet
>offers the life flame to the soul as it ascends to be
>purified and weighed enroute to its resurrection.
>Arctic Stories: The Ingalik of the SubArctic region
>incorporate these ritual tools in their Mask Dances to
>increase the numbers of game animals.
>Browse all of the art on the site. The Shields are
>interesting too.
>Judy Decker
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