Tag archive for ecoart

Reflections from ISTE 2010: Tackling Global Problems

Economist Jean-François Rischard provided the opening keynote at this year’s ISTE conference Sunday night telling the audience of mostly ed tech people that the world is facing a multitude of global problems (20 to be exact) that need our immediate attention. These are global problems…

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Web Sightings for January 2010

Lego Explorer photo by kennymatic, CC Attribution License Let’s get 2010 rolling here on The Art Teacher’s Guide with over a dozen new sites to check out: First up, it seems appropriate to start this new decade out with a brief look back at the…

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Chinese Environmental Art

This video I came across tonight seems especially timely with the World Climate Conference wrapping up in Copenhagen this week. In it, landscape painter Yang Yongliang combines 5th century Shan Shui painting with images of 21st Century China to create a powerful message about our…

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Web Sightings for November 2009

The start of November blew right by me! It’s time for another monthly installment of Web Sightings. Check out Alice Pfeiffer’s Special Report for the New York Times titled At Last, Artists Harness the Internet in which she examines the work of selected artists who…

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Happy Earth Day!

John Francis walks the Earth, carrying a message of careful, truly sustainable development and respect for our planet.

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Welcome to Green Friday!

Welcome to the first ever Green Friday Synchronized Blogging Event!  Synchronized blogging is “where a group of bloggers agree to post on their own blogs on the same broad topic on the same day” (Wikipedia).  Green Friday started with an invitation I posted on Art…

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Making Art from Recycled Materials

As an art teacher, I’ve always been a scavenger at heart and found ways to reuse found materials and tossed-out items in my classroom. Lately, I’ve become increasingly conscious about sustainability issues, reducing my carbon footprint, and promoting green practices in the art room. I…

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The Power of Images

I vaguely recall taking the above poster off a wall during an Earth Day celebration in the early 70s while I attended Northern Michigan University as an undergraduate art student. I don’t know who originally created the image, but it’s something I’ve carried around with…

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Art Miles Mural Project on YouTube

This promotional video for the Art Miles Mural Project features a sampling of more than 5,000 murals that have been painted thus far by more than 70,000 people from over 100 countries, including more than two miles of Environmental Murals that illustrate worldwide concern about…

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PSAs on Environmental Issues

Following are a few additional resources to support an interdisciplinary curriculum unit based on the issue of consumption. The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more…

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