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Re: [teacherartexchange] Pinwheels for Peace 2006


Date: Sun Sep 24 2006 - 19:48:41 PDT

Hi Ann,

My art education students worked on a Pinwheels for Peace project. They
collaborated with an after school high school art program in Denton, TX. We
had over 200 pinwheels planted on our campus at Texas Woman's University. We
made our own Pinwheels for Peace in my elementary art education methods course
for art majors. They really enjoyed the many processes introduced to make a
variety of different types of pinwheels. I introduced to them the idea of
Social Justice. I plan to follow up upon this Social Justice discussion later.
Although I realize the Pinwheels for Peace has a broad constituency, there are
some who thought of it as a Social Justice activity. Most of my students
thought about Peace in more general terms. Some however did make political

Thanks for your work Ann and Ellen


Quoting Ann Ayers <>:

> Thanks to all of you who took part in the Pinwheels for Peace project
> on Sept. 21st, 2006.
> We estimate that one MILLION pinwheels were spinning in 2,400
> locations throughout the world!
> Check out our first gallery for 2006 to see beautiful images of
> "whirled peace".
> If you still have photos to send, please send them so that we can add
> them to the second (or third) gallery.
> We certainly appreciate your participation and look forward to 2007!
> Ann & Ellen
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Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Associate Professor of Art Education
Director, Graduate & Undergraduate Studies in
Art Education
Department of Visual Arts
Texas Woman's University
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