SchoolArts Magazine

OCT 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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High School Studio Lesson Sarah Muzzillo and John Santos Interactive Chalk MuralS 20 October 2013 SchoolArts I t all started with a tweet. Last summer, Apex High School art teacher Ian Sands was scrolling through his Twitter feed when he saw a tweet describing an interactive art park. Located in Miami, the park is an outdoor space where artists can go to draw and paint. "I've always been interested in interactive art," says Sands. Inspired by the art park, Sands developed a project for his Art I students. He recruited fellow Apex art teacher Shawnda Rossi, and together, they outlined the project's day-by-day objectives. The goal was for students to create interactive chalk murals to be displayed around school. "Art embodies many different ways to be creative beyond the pencil," Sands explains. He gives credit to street art for this philosophy.

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