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RE: Andy Goldsworthy


From: Jancy & Mike Cossin (jmcossin_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 15:27:57 PDT

The book is a collection of the matted photographs and the reflective writings that go with them. Teachers have personal scrapbooks of the kids doing the work. My wonderful science friends get into plant and tree classification and identification.............if you need these color of leaves, you need to find another oak tree..............etc. We also touch on environmental issues and ephemeral art. Many times students go back and as weathering or erosion occurs they photograph what happens. I just signed up about 30 kids today and they can't wait! When I get some on the school web page I'll let you know. We're having students add the pages this year so who knows when that will be - I'm not in charge of it. Thanks for inquiring about it. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything. I love the program!

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  And…what do the science teachers add? Would love to hear more!


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From: Jancy & Mike Cossin []
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 6:39 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: Andy Goldsworthy


HI Patty!

I have run an after school program with two colleagues for 6 years on the lesson with Goldsworthy. It is wonderful- we've had their work in the columbus museum of art for the last two years, spoken at about 5 or 6 conferences and published a small book at Kinko's showing their work for the past 5 years. If you have any questions, let me know. I collaborate with two science/LA teachers to do this and it's great! Our fall session is this coming week, as a matter of fact. We're talking about taking it to hocking hills this year and we're building a website soon......

jancy in ohio

 Patricia Banas

I am doing this right now with my advanced sculpture class. We have a
wetlands and large wooded area right behind our building- which is great.
The students are really enjoying it. They are either working alone or with 1
partner to create a sculpture of all natural materials( rocks, sticks,
leaves). I am following this up with a lesson on photography- as they will
photograph their piece and then display the photographs. Is the film "Rivers
and Tides" on video? Where did you see it?
Patty in ohio

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From: Jenna Freck []
Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002 1:10 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Andy Goldsworthy

Has anyone brought the techniques and philosophy of Andy Goldsworthy into
the classroom? (Or taken the kids outside :-) ) I just saw his film
"Rivers and Tides" and it was absolutely am! azing.

I too am reviewing our art budget and this made me think of his way - using
found items in nature....and returning them to nature.

Jenna in Alameda

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