Monthly Archives: August 2008

in the spirit of creativity…

just thought some of you might enjoy a little conversation going on over at my friend Jude’s blog
on fostering creativity…..
feel free to join in the conversation…

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End of summer…thinking about art

Pinwheels for Peace
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Penny & I are getting together next week to brainstorm again for the upcoming year. We think we are ready and re-charged and looking to make some changes in what we are doing in the 4th grade room this year. We want to get better at this and towards that end we will be making a list of what was most and least successful from previous years. We will look to others who are doing similar work for inspiration- such as Jane LaFazio over at Mundo Lindo and to the folks at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles which has a fabulous outreach program that goes into the schools there (hint, hint Long Beach Museum of Art). It would be great to see the local museums actually going out into the schools in addition to having the students come to them. Sign me up as a volunteer when that happens!
Last year we were able to (by the skin of our teeth!) get the class down to the museum to see one of the exhibits and participate in a workshop on portraits.

So if anyone reading this has any other suggestions of places online that inspire art education in elementary grades, please post the link in the comments.


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