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Nature in Art = Art in Nature By Genifer Best - Elementary Art Specialist Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center January 10, 2009 Fitzgerald Elementary. Teton Science Schools Experience. Place Based Education. What is it?

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Nature in Art = Art in Nature

By Genifer Best - Elementary Art Specialist

Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center

January 10, 2009

Fitzgerald Elementary

place based education
Place Based Education
  • What is it?
    • It is creating a personal sense of belonging in the world…beginning with “where you are now”
    • It is a way of connecting - deeply to your surroundings
    • It is not connected to a specific place
  • The outdoor classroom is an educational tool, but it is just a component of the whole.
learning to care
Learning to Care

School Yard

Greater Community

Neighborhood

Watershed

using art to teach life cycles
Using Art to Teach Life Cycles
  • A process approach to artwork frees everyone from “mistakes”!
  • Processes in Nature = Processes in Art
  • In artwork throughout the ages, the circle of life has been depicted literally, metaphorically, ironically, emotionally…you name it!
we are one
We Are One

All living things on Earth share a common origin. We all have bodies made of Earth and share the same life-materials.

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We are all made of stardust. We all have bodies made of six elements which were born in the heart of a dying star – atoms of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur.

we all share sunlight energy we all share the same water we all live in communities
We all share sunlight energy; we all share the same water.We all live in communities.

* From www.morning-earth.org

to birth a new form emerges

To Birth…A New Form Emerges

Plantable paper that will become flowers again in the Spring.

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Movement, change, light, growth and decay are the lifeblood of nature, the energies that I try to tap through my work. I need the shock of touch, the resistance of place, materials and weather, the earth is my source.

– Andy Goldsworthy