ERIC Number: ED206530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Creative Collaborations: Artists, Teachers, and Students.
Bliss, Mary Louise; And Others
Part of series which emphasizes the need for K-12 school arts programs, this monograph describes joint projects of artists, teachers, and students. Creative collaboration between artists and the schools can take many forms. The artists involved may be professionals, amateurs, parents or community members, local university or high school students, or members of touring companies. Their level of involvement at the school can range from a single performance to a long term residency, or a situation between the two extremes - adjunct faculty member, para-professional, consultant, resource team member, featured artist, or short term resident. Some examples of the programs described in the monograph include the following. Two programs - one in San Francisco and one in Chicago - were started by parents who felt their children were not receiving adequate exposure to the arts in the public schools there. As a result of the Alvarado Art Workshop and Network in San Francisco, murals now appear in hallways and classrooms, flowers flourish in 25 schools and in housing projects, and model arts programs now exist in the schools. In Chicago, the "Urban Gateways" program provides a variety of arts resources and courses for K-12 teachers and students. The monograph concludes with guidelines for effective artist/student/teacher partnership. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Artists, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Program Descriptions, School Community Programs
The Arts, Education and Americans, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 ($2.00, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Arts, Education, and Americans, Inc., New York, NY.