Art Education in Practice Series
"Community Art in Action"
by Kristin Congdon

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Community Art in Action


Kristin Congdon

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Community Art in Action

Encourages students to explore their world

This resource shows how art education programs can be expanded to address community-based and cultural traditions. The text explains how art and aesthetic choices are at the heart of communities and discusses how folklife and community practices are associated with the natural and built environment, different occupations, recreational activities, and ethnic traditions. Available individually or as part of the Art Education in Practice Series. 128 pages, softcover

  • Activities for involving students in their local community traditions
  • Ideas for expanding student awareness of traditions in communities around the world
  • Images of contemporary, folk, and traditional artists’ work

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