SchoolArts Magazine

AUG-SEP 2008

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On the Web SchoolArtsOnline.com schoolarts Inspiring Creativity in Teaching Since 1901. Volume 108, Number 1, Aug./Sept. 2008 Marvelous Mandalas The Tower of Paper Joan Sterling David Andrews The mandala is a structure common to many cultures. Incorporate an "Art from Around the World" theme into your curriculum this year with this powerful project that has been scaled down to an elementary level. Capture the attention of your students on that first chaotic day of school with a lesson that encourages team work and teaches problem-solving skills while still allowing for creativity and fun! Planning With Meaning Understanding the Self and Others Through Art Contributing Editors Ken Vieth, Art Education Consultant Rosemont, New Jersey, kvieth@crusoe.net Sharon Warwick Rebecca Arkenberg, Museum Consultant Stratford, Connecticut, rjna@aol.com Explore the concepts behind Ernest Boyer's human commonalities through images that represent commonalities from different cultures and times. Tracy Ellyn, Miami Art and Design, Miami, Florida, tracy@kulturedkidz.com Pam Stephens Make the most of your experience as a new art teacher: Learn how to plan and deliver powerful art lessons in this latest installment of StudentTeacher Survival Guide. SchoolArts is a national magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts. Editor, Nancy Walkup Art teacher at W.S. Ryan Elementary, Denton, TX Send manuscript submissions to: nwalkup@verizon.net 2223 Parkside Drive, Denton, TX 76201 Tel: (940) 382-8274 Fax: (940) 387-2516 Mary Coy, Spry Middle School, Webster, New York, MaryCoy@rochester.rr.com Nicole Brisco, Pleasant Grove High School Texarkana, Texas, nbrisco@pgisd.net Staff Publisher, Wyatt Wade Wherever you see this icon, go to SchoolArtsOnline.com for additional student artwork, project templates, and more! SchoolArts Manager, Christina Carelli Advertising Sales, Jessica McCorkle Designer, Julia McCandless Production, Hana Johnson Art Director, Douglass Scott Consulting Editor, Claire Mowbray Golding Subscription Manager, Jackie Gothing Departments 3 12 14 16 Editor's Comments Meeting Individual Needs Technology Circulation, Margherita Altobelli 18 58 84 Teacher-Student Portfolio Resource Center Calendar Point of View ClipCards Julie Bringhurst Wells 32 Craig Hinshaw Mbiras 33 ArtEd Online Craig Roland Advertising Jessica McCorkle (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 219 Carol Horst Thermostat: T86 Round Henry Dreyfuss Atmospheric Perspective Enhancing Daily Experiences A journey to the artists, origins, and work of American craft. 37 Gallery Cards Michelle Labrague, Barbara Pierce Bush, and Kim Robledo-Diga Design for a Mantelpiece, Chimneypiece Pietro Camporese the Younger Radiator René Coulon schoolartsonline.com Advertising/Business Office 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608 (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 FAX (508) 791-0779 Looking/Learning A Lesson in Aesthetics Craft in America Paul Sproll, Rhode Island School of Design, Professor and Head, Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, Providence, RI, psproll@risd.edu Subscriptions & Back Issues Jackie Gothing (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 220 Michelle Labrague, Barbara Pierce Bush, and Kim Robledo-Diga Tracy Ellyn 6 Pamela Stephens, Dept. of Art Education Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona Pamela.Stephens@nau.edu New Museum Sites to See Unexpected Cats 22 Janet Payne, Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator Stafford County Public School, Stafford, Virginia jpayne22401@yahoo.com Aurelia Gomez, Director of Educaton, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, aurelia.gomez@state.nm.us Ready-to-Use Resources 9 Advisory Board Craig Roland, Associate Professor of Art Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida rolandc@ufl.edu Writer's Guidelines Hana Johnson (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 232 Permission to Reproduce Articles Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 (978) 750-8400 SchoolArts (ISSN: 0036-6463) August/September 2008, Volume 108, Number 1. SchoolArts is published monthly, September through May by Davis Publications, Inc., 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608-2013. Subscription rate: $24.95 annually within U.S., Canadian/Mexico $34.95 annually, International $39.95. Past issue single copies $5.00. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. Periodicals Postage Paid at Worcester, MA and at additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send change of address form to SchoolArts, 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608-2013 Printed in the U.S.A.

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