ERIC Number: ED134504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Artists in the Schools, 1975-1976.
Arkansas State Dept. of Natural and Cultural Heritage, Little Rock. Office of Arts and Humanities.
This document describes the 1975-76 Arkansas Artists-in-Schools program, whereby professional artists work in elementary and secondary schools to teach art. The program provides support for the artists and gives children and community members unique opportunities for in-depth relationships with professional artists. Fifteen individual programs are described. The range of experiences offered includes painting, wood blocks, photography, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, weaving, macrame, dance, enameling, and clligraphy. Additional "visiting artists" programs which are incorporated into the state program include poetry, mime theatre, and a string quartet. Comments from students, teachers, administrators, and community businessmen indicate that the program is successful in offering new dimensions of self-expression and art appreciation. A checklist of steps which school districts and individual schools must follow in order to qualify for participation in the program is provided. (AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Natural and Cultural Heritage, Little Rock. Office of Arts and Humanities.