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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Claudia Lopez
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 19:11:47 -0700 (MST)
I am answering to the teacher story by Susan Sherlock about the
Topiary Courtyard, found in the section of "Art and Ecology Curriculum
Intergration." What intrigued me about this was that it was nature and
arrt at the same time. I mean it was art afterwards because they had
shaped the bushes into nice forms for everyone to enjoy. I think what
they did was a wonderful idea, the community loved it and I'm sure that
they had lots of fun doing it. I think this teaches the kids that when
they ask for help from the community, they are likely to get a good
response from them, especially if it means making the courtyard to look
The restoration of the school courtyard with topiary changed the way the
community thought about art. The topiary not only enhanced the building,
but it was a project that was viewed maybe as an artpiece because it was
something unique that had been done to the school and everyone loved it.
I think if I was doing this I would try to get as many people involved in
this. If the school is in a community that needs to get up on its feet, I
think this would be a great idea to get people involved.