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ERIC Number: ED338883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-27
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Melding the Arts and the Vocations: A Program for Gifted Students Interested in Art. Final Report.
Helmandollar, Ben
A project identified students gifted and talented in the arts to participate in a Roanoke (Virginia) County Schools program to develop welding, carpentry, masonry, and metal working skills essential in the production of heroic scale three-dimensional art forms. A steering committee identified nine gifted students from four area high schools. The students designed, produced, documented, and showed works of art using vocational skills learned from an artist-in-residence. A videotape, an end-of-the-year gallery show, and promotional materials made the project visible to the community. The project won an award for excellence. The artist worked with other vocational students in masonry and welded metal. A weekend raku workshop was held, and teacher workshops were conducted. Project success prompted recommendations for continuing to combine art and the vocations in regular school-day programs. (A project budget summary and 10 appendices are included: project abstract; brochure on project participants; apprentice selection criteria; evaluation of in-school program by teacher; evaluation of in-school sessions by students; art film series; raku workshop, reaction sheet, and summary; project publicity; planning committee report; evaluation forms; and summary.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Roanoke County School Board, Salem, VA.