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ERIC Number: EJ849293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Parade Artists
Szekely, George
Arts & Activities, v145 n4 p35, 38 May 2009
In this article, the author describes an art-class parade. In art-class parades, students set up scores of play figures, taking charge of customizing, choreography, casting and directing everyone. They create found-object floats and use instruments to accompany their parade. They empty their trunk of flashlights to light the videotaped event. Wearing costumes and masks from duct tape, children hold signs and pull floats, parading by every part of the school. Parades allow children who are action-art makers to take on active roles in presenting their work. Parades animate artworks, and the sculptures and paintings children have made come alive in their hands. Unlike critiques that end an art class, paraded art builds confidence and pride in the artists' accomplishments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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