SchoolArts Magazine

NOV 2018

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SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 19 Want to Start Your Own Art Garden? An outdoor garden can enrich an already vibrant curriculum. You can use an open space on your school's cam- pus or terracotta pots as space permits. When possible, use native perennials; they have adapted to local environmen- tal conditions, are easier to care for, use less water, and will last for years. A gar- den can also serve as a place for com- munity involvement. Parents, students, and faculty can all add to the space and watch their additions grow with each emerging season. However the space is created, make it a source of inspiration for you and your students. Amy McGlinn is an art teacher at the Friends School of Wilmington, in Wilm- ington, North Carolina. amym@ fsow.org N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context. W E B L I N K friendsschoolart.blogspot.com Previous page: Gabe Smith, garden drawing, grade eight. Above: Gabe Klein, grade six, observes and sketches the garden.

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