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Re: Quilting

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Betti P. Longinotti (wsfcs-art)
Sat, 20 Nov 1999 09:24:15 -0500 (EST)


We currently have a local professional fiber artist, Pat Taylor who has
been working with some of our schools bringing in an arts in education
project on quiting, which she proposed and was funded for.

One quilt that was produced earlier this year with 8th grade MS students
is now currently hanging at the Piedmont Crafts Fair, where Pat is an
exhibiting member.

Her proposal intergrates Math and Social Studies with Art curriculum
goals into the making of the quilt. She will work with elementary art
students in January.

I think it is always important that when artists visit our schools that
the art teacher is itegral to the process, and that these projects are
held within the art classroom. I believe arts in education projects
(jointly funded by our arts council and the school system) should
augment the art program, not be seen as a replacement of the ongoing
regular program.

In the case of the MS project, cited above Pat worked beautifully with
the art teacher who hosted wonderfully. It was a real celebration for
the entire school... I hope it works as well now in the elementary
school where it is planned. ... the principal there has been somewhat
resistant.

Artfully yours,
Betti P. Longinotti
K-12 Lead Art Teacher
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
blongino.nc.us
on the www at:
http://community.webtv.net/wsfcs-art/WSFCSArt

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