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Amanda from the University in Calgary writes. . .Hello, I am an art education student just about to enter my third year in a Canadian University. I was very happy to come across your site. It is very informative and helpful. My question to you or anyone who has any thoughts on the topic is: Does anyone have any ideas about integrating art with any of the four core subjects at the secondary level. If anyone has any ideas I would be grateful.
Jacqueline from Australia writes. . .I'm a mum and I need help teaching art to my son. His creativity in art is appalling. I'm not good at art myself. Could you please help by giving us some ideas. My son is in Grade One.
Catherine from Fairhaven Middle School in Bellingham, Washington writes. . ."I am a middle school teacher and would like to hear how other teachers are dealing with grading. I use a simple 5,4,3,2,1 points, and grade on specific assignment criteria, participation, and clean-up responsibilities. How are others grading?"
Donna wrote. . .I am a Junior Girl Scout leader (girls-age 9) and would be interested in any ideas you might have for Hawaiian culture art projects. . .
An Organization that works with elders and young people requests intergenerational art project ideas.
An art volunteer from Texas writes. . .Help, I am volunteering for an 8 week high school art program. Do you have any ideas?
Pippi from Australia writes. . . Dear Art Expert: I am a primary school teacher in Australia and DESPERATELY need an art activity to include as part of a whole school four week unit. Got any good ideas for small groups that are exciting, different, and reasonably inexpensive?????
Dear Art Teacher, I recently acquired a beautiful hand-fashioned batik scarf from India. The salesperson briefly explained the procedure for batik dyeing (removable wax designs,dye, etc.) but I would like a more detailed description of the process and materials and perhaps some history of this unique textile art. Is batik exclusive to India? How are cloths dyed in this fashion and used in India? I am a Brownie Scout leader with high aspirations for my troop. I would love to recreate the batik process for these 6, 7, and 8 year olds--perhaps you can also recommend a simplified version of the process for these younger girls. I have just now discovered your site through links with the Hemlock Girl Scout Web site (in Pennsylvania) and am delighted with the ideas and information you provide. Being from a rural area of PA, our girls do not have frequent opportunities to explore other cultures and the arts. Thank you, Mary