Art, Books, and Creativity

I was just cleaning off my desktop when I discovered a really great resource I downloaded months ago from the Arts, Books, and Creativity curriculum featured on the National Museum of Women in the Arts web site. It’s a pdf of how to create several different book formats. One of the featured formats includes instructions for a tunnel book, which I some what attempted with Tony’s book.

When I was moving my studio, I realized that I have several different copies of instructions for a wide range of book formats. I seem to keep taking variations of the same classes over the last ten years. One of my to do items is to put all of these directions into one binder.

Following is a description of this great program. Be sure to check it out and introduce it to your favorite teachers.

Art, Books, and Creativity is a yearlong arts curriculum developed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. ABC provides meaningful arts learning experiences while highlighting the natural connections between visual arts and language arts. ABC is a model for integrating the visual arts into the core curriculum while maintaining a specific focus on the contributions of women artists to our shared cultural history.

The ABC curriculum promotes visual literacy by developing students’ skills in observation, reflection, and arts creation. The curriculum unites visual art and writing through the creation of artists’ books, an art form especially suited to linking imagery and language.

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