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For the Love of Art - Jacksonville Elementary School 9th Annual Art Exhibition

 

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 from 5-7:30 pm at Jacksonville Elementary Gymnasium

Students at Jacksonville Elementary School have learned about perspective, pointillism, color and collage. They can tell you the difference between fine art and illustration – realism and abstraction. A unique partnership of parents, teachers, administrators and community members study and teach art in K-6 classrooms to bring their students an excellent art program.

Between October and March, parents lead the students through projects designed to teach art basics such as shape, color, line and texture. Parent volunteers are in the process of teaching 20+ projects to their students. They’ve introduced students to the work of master artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent van Gogh, Albrecht Dürer, Eric Carle and Henri Matisse. They’ve exposed students to a wide variety of materials and techniques that include: paints, pastels, clay, wire, textile and gourd.

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Kids sell fruit snacks to save their arts program! video | Keep the Arts in Public Schools | causes.com

A group of kids in Maine created a campaign selling fruit snacks to save their arts program. They made this video to explain the importance of their efforts. They even got a local advertiser. Share this video with five friends and invite them to join, today! It’s important.

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From the Editor:

I joined this cause because publishing many articles over the past two years has opened my eyes to how important the arts are in conjunction with a well-rounded education. Children whose early education includes the arts experience greater development in their brains, are better at creative problem solving and any kind of collaborative effort, are more likely to attend classes regularly, get better grades, are more likely to complete higher education, are more likely to be hired when they enter the workforce and are more creative, innovative and proficient in whichever field they choose to pursue. Despite budgetary constraints, I firmly believe that stripping arts education from the curriculum in public schools is a huge step backward for our children and the future of our country. I hope you’ll join us! Cause: Keep the Arts in Public Schools

 

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