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Re: HELP-art stories needed for literacy program at school

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From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 08:53:24 PDT


Kevin Lock wrote:
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> My school has started a literacy program to help our students prepare for
> the province wide literacy test. I am in need of short stories of famous
> (or not so famous) artists.

Kevin,

As a former reading specialist, I should have a good list to send you,
but all I can think of off the top of my head is an anecdote about the
American artist Benjamin West: He could not afford to buy brushes so he
made his own from his cat's fur. There is a children's book on it,
don't know how appropriate it would be for your age group.

Maggie

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