Art in Africa

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Wow, the similarities between this blog from a school in Tanzania, Africa and a blog from a school in, say Finksburg, Md., are astounding.  This blog follows a school’s progress throughout the school year and presents various art units and products that the various grade levels produce.  One of the reasons that I love art so much is the universal concepts that weave themselves throughout , no matter time or space.  While reading through the posts on this blog, I had to smile when I came across this particular post because it is a true testament to the universality of concepts.  Self-portraits begin and end the school year in Africa just like in the United States.

http://istesart.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/the-first-art-unit-of-the-new-schol/

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6 responses »

  1. Very interesting blog! I have to agree that it is very similar to art classes in the United States. So glad that there’s another art student in this class to share ideas with! P.S. loved your blog background, had to borrow it!

  2. It is fascinating how art and music are such universal languages. I’m curious why you compared the school to Finksburg, MD? Do you live there? I do and no one ever knows where it is!

  3. Pretty cool! It’s nice to know that other regions are pushing their students to new levels and that Art is included in such curriculum. I wonder if there is physical education as well? Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow! Remember back when you got home from school and your parents would ask, “what did you do in school today?” I remember responding “NOTHING” countless times. This blog is great because the parents or students can simply log on to the blog and see both visual and narrative proof of what actually went on in art class that week. I think it is great motivation for the students to show their art work online; it is like an electronic portfolio that they can refer to in the present and also in the future.

  5. Wow! Remember back when you got home from school and your parents would
    ask, “what did you do in school today?” I remember responding “NOTHING”
    countless times. This blog is great because the parents or students can simply log
    on to the blog and see both visual and narrative proof of what actually went on in
    art class that week. I think it is great motivation for the students to show their art
    work online; it is like an electronic portfolio that they can refer to in the present and
    also in the future.

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