SchoolArts Magazine

MAR 2013

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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street looking for critters. When they found one, they rushed into the business to turn it in. The businesses were very supportive of the project, and gave out prizes for returned critters. The art studio gave away small sketchpads, the bookstore gave away credit towards book purchases, and the Chamber of Commerce gave away candy bars. The Lost Critter Project really bolstered Apex's reputation as a town of cultural arts and exciting happenings. Word spread and the local media was quick to run the story. Three news- papers ran articles and we were even interviewed by the local television station. Above all, the Lost Critter Project was a fun and successful collaborative public arts effort between the businesses of downtown Apex, North Carolina, and the art students and their siblings at Apex High School. Ian Sands currently teaches art one, computer art, and art history at Apex High School in Apex, North Carolina. You can find more of his unusual teaching practices on his classroom blog, apexhsart. 33

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