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ERIC Number: EJ907804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Picturing the Natural Environment
Johnson, Phyllis Scott
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v110 n5 p40-41 Jan 2011
Around Scout Island Education Center, a site used by schools in Fresno County to explore the area's natural environment, a total of 200 cylinder-shaped concrete stools display tiles representing small mammals, flying insects, birds, wildflowers, and more. Twenty sets have been created by elementary, middle, and high-school art students as part of a county-wide project. The objectives of this tile effort were to introduce young artists to a community service project, to use their talents to beautify a particular spot, and to create public art for the benefit of the whole county. This project, where learning crossed from the art/ceramics experiences to the study of the natural environment, could be replicated in a variety of locations such as regional parks, trails, river walks, and gardens, each with its own unique flora and fauna. Tile placement could be on existing walls, sidewalks, or benches. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California