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Sartorius, Tara Cady – Arts & Activities, 2011
When artists are inspired to travel in Europe to study art and history of the Western world, Italy is a good place to start. With its ancient architecture, rich cultural heritage, and superb works of art, Italy has been the quintessential center of Western art history for centuries. It was the good fortune of Alabama-based artist and teacher…
Descriptors: Art History, Foreign Countries, Artists, Freehand Drawing
Dakos, Sofia Marangos – Arts & Activities, 2011
After reading "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, this author was excited to introduce the story to her art-club students in grades five through seven, and to incorporate the message into an art lesson. She was inspired to use the story because it causes students to become globally aware of other people and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Activities, Studio Art, Grade 5
Sterling, Joan – Arts & Activities, 2011
In the small island country of Haiti, colorful taxis transport the natives to the market. Although the taxis may be crowded with people, goods, and even livestock, it is considered a luxury to ride rather than go on foot. The children's picture book, "Tap-Tap," is a wonderful introduction to the culture of this land. The name…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Foreign Countries, Latin American Culture, Sculpture
Barmore, Karen – Arts & Activities, 2011
Russia is a very large country, spanning across the two continents of Asia and Europe. It has a rich folk-art tradition. In old Russia, among peasants, "Matryona" or "Matriosha" was a very popular female name. The Latin root "mater" means "mother." This name was associated with the image of a large,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Folk Culture, Studio Art, Ceramics
Lukawecky, Kristine – Arts & Activities, 2009
The author of this article describes how as the visual-arts teacher of Tecumseh Public School, she brought the entire school and community together by creating a mural that promoted belonging. The mural involved tapping into the the creativity of all 400 students from kindergarten through eighth grade at Tecumseh while creating a work of art with…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Ceramics, Public Schools, School Community Relationship