SchoolArts Magazine

DEC 2012

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All Levels Jennifer Williams VaN Go A labor of love L ike a tapestry woven with one outstanding thread from beginning to end, my fortyyear tenure as an art educator has its golden thread in my Van Go art outreach project. Quite literally, I take students in a "van" and we "go," mostly on dirt roads, taking art to rural schools in Idaho, some of which have no more than three students in the entire school. In the 1970s, the Prairie School was our maiden adventure: up highway 20, through mule deer and sagebrush, across Cow Creek Bridge, past pictographs, and up treacherous, dusty, and winding roads. Word-of-mouth soon carried us to other remote locations throughout Idaho. Adventures Let's face it: art students can be a motley, and certainly a very interest- 34 december 2012 SchoolArts

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