Can you disclose some of the main art web sites which we should know about?
Art Docent/Art Night Coordinator
Sunrise Elementary School
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Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 7:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Art for the Elementary School Teacher
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It has been great to share ideas with others and gain new information that I
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