SchoolArts Magazine

September 2017

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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H I G H S C H O O L Angelique Byrne I n a time when the arts are being cut at the national and local levels, art teachers need to be advocates for their programs. There are so many ways to get involved in the community: partnerships, collabo - rations, working with visiting art- ists and experts, and making your presence known. Spring Loaded, a collaborative installation, combined many of these methods. Planting the Seeds Last spring, my students worked on a collaborative installation at Car- roll University. This stemmed from casual conversations with a profes- sor, with whom I talked about ways I would like to get students involved in the community. These small seeds were planted, leading to an invitation to be part of a graffiti-style exhibition. The professors were so impressed, H I G H S C H O O L LOADED SPRING SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 29

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