SchoolArts Magazine

September 2015

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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THE ARTIST AS NATURALIST Rachel Wintemberg I n 1800s America, artist naturalists used their scientific knowledge to draw and paint birds with great detail. If I taught my students to observe like naturalists, would it make them better artists? The answer turned out to be a definite yes. Draw a Bird Day In honor of National Draw a Bird Day (April 8), I wanted my students to create a bird-themed group mural. To prepare SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 17 M I D D L E S C H O O L

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