SchoolArts Magazine

September 2016

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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nature trails, parking lots, and storage closets are full of interesting textures. A Photographic Quest I love to see students so intent on the quest for texture that they are willing to lie or squat down to angle their camera up at an object, peer through an opening, or set up a tripod for a special shot. This lesson leads students to carefully observe their surroundings, to consider unusual perspectives, and to understand that photography is an art form. Joy Bertling is an art teacher at McCracken Middle School in Spartanburg, South Caro - lina. jgbertling@ N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context. W E B L I N K visual-arts Previous page: Cameron Nugent (top), Nora Smith (bottom). Clockwise, from top-left: Becklin Blankenship, Olivia Rainer, Connor Mitchell.

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