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Friday, December 3, 2010

NEW PUBLICATION: Art Education and Eco Awareness: A Teacher’s Guide to Art & the Natural Environment

"The Chainsaws of Summer", 1992.  Photograph © 2010 Robert Glenn Ketchum.
For Display Use Only, No Permission to Reproduce in Any Form.
A new educational textbook on art education & eco-awareness is out, and it features one of my photographs, 'The Chainsaws of Summer", pictured above.  It's good to see that future generations are being taught important things!  #rgk

Art Education and Eco Awareness: A Teacher’s Guide to Art & the Natural Environment

By Heather Anderson

Use the power of art to inspire students to appreciate, understand, and protect their environment.

Organized around five fundamental environmental elements—land, water, sky, plants, and wildlife—this book uses inspiring fine art and plentiful hands-on art experiences to motivate students to look closely, think carefully, and find out more about the world around them. 144 pages, 120 color images

Inside you’ll find:
  • 25 hands-on art lessons for elementary and secondary students
  • Profiles of ground-breaking environmental artists, including examples of their works, statements of their philosophies, and links to their websites and writings
  • Over 30 full-color works of fine art with environmental themes
  • Over 100 full-color works by elementary, middle, and high school students in a variety of media
  • Hundreds of eco awareness activities that help hone artistic, research, and critical thinking skills
  • A bibliography of classic and contemporary works on environmental issues and artists’ lives
  • Up-to-date information, including Web resources, on a wide variety of art and environmental organizations
  • A combined glossary of art and environmental terms
Table of Contents:
The Program
Teaching the Program

Part 1: Lesson Plans

Art, Land, and Activism
Featured Artist: Jody Pinto
Magnificent Mountains
Vital Valleys
Discovering the Desert
Along the Coast
Alaskan Wilderness

Art, Water, and Activism
Featured Artist: Cheri Gaulke
Flowing with Rivers
Celebrating the Sea
Wetland Wilderness
Cascading Waterfalls
Languid Lakes

Art, Sky, and Activism
Featured Artist: Andy Lipkis
Clusters of Clouds
Rain and Storm
Fog, Smog, and Mist
Sunrise and Sunset
Nebulous Night

Art, Plants, and Activism
Featured Artists: Robert Glen Ketchum and Karen Stahlecker
Terrific Trees
Great Grasses
Flaming Flowers
Glorious Gardens
Desert Flowers

Art, Wildlife, and Activism
Featured Artist: Lynne Hull
Magnificent Mammals
A World of Birds
Recognizing Reptiles and Amphibians
Insects and Spiders
Sea Creatures

Part 2: Resources
Index of Artists and Artworks

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