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ERIC Number: EJ893849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Art in Nature and Schools: Nils-Udo
Song, Young Imm Kang
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v44 n3 p96-108 Fall 2010
This paper focuses on how the arts heighten cognitive experiences through the use of natural materials and sites and the engagement with the natural world. The arts expose viewers to new ways of seeing, feeling, and thinking about nature; this can lead to greater awareness of and motivation to act on behalf of nature. The author examines the artworks of Nils-Udo, a German artist, by looking at his art-making processes, intentions, and themes. Using illustrations of several of his major works situated in various natural environments, the author considers how these artworks could initiate discussions and foster connections to classrooms while providing elementary and middle school students with opportunities to view and ponder existing artworks, create their own natural artworks, and heighten their ecological awareness. (Contains 6 figures and 51 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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