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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Justifying ART and Art Education

SIGH. Challenging day today. I can't be frank because I will offend. Let's just say I am feeling like I am having to "sell" arts education and that is frustrating. So, I'm not going to grumble, or complain, or yell...I am going to advocate.

Here's a poster I made that talks about the benefits that art has on a child...


And here are some close-up images of the poster so you can read the info. The images aren't the best, but if I make them too "nice" then blogger grumbles about the file sizes.





Great references. Thank you to them for their info. This poster is not for money-making purposes, it was intended as an arts advocacy project for my grad school. Thanks!

24 comments:

  1. You've got an entire community behind you. Nice looking poster. Hope the day got better. What can we do to help you advocate?

    Kim @ Art on my Hands

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    1. Hi Kim-
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  2. Hey there! Keep fighting the good fight!

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    1. Hi Artyspice x-
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  3. Are there any posters for sale?

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    1. Hi J Cooper-
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this. And we as teachers have to continuely reinforce the value/benefits of the visual arts. There has been alot of recent in the last 10+ years which continues to reinforce this. If only we can get it through to the Principals and Politics and as well as parents!

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    1. Hi Chrissy-
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  5. Yes! How do we get a high-res copy of this wonderful poster to display in our art rooms?

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    1. Hi Jamie-
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  6. I love the poster! I want one. :-)

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    1. Hi Amber:
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  7. It's great. You should totally sell these! If you don't want to money just sell for cost of printing. Maybe use TeachersPayTeachers for folks to download!!

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    1. Hi there:
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  8. Hey there everyone! Thank you for stopping by and your kind words and support. I've been crazy-busy with Grad classes these past two weeks and will look into making this pdf available to you all! Maybe through my GoodleDocs page. I'll check out the options and let you know. I'm so excited that my little 'ol poster may be posted in far away places like China! Talk soon! Mrs. P

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  9. Yes, please! I would love one of these posters on my classroom wall.

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    1. Hi Anne-
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  10. I would love to post this in my classroom. Let me know if you can email a PDF!

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    1. Hi Picasso3100:
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  11. I’d love a copy of the poster for my classroom. I’ll post a link on my FB page as well. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth-
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  12. Mrs. P, Art Explorer,

    Have you had time to investigate the PDF possibility? (Please, please, please?) :-)

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    1. Hi Chris--Thanks for your interest in the poster!
      Just letting you know that I've made the art advocacy poster available via my Google Docs account. Check out the latest post on my blog at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/2014/08/free-posters-back-to-school-gift-for-you.html Thanks for reading! Brandie

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  13. Hi,
    Great poster. I've been teaching art for 20 years and have recently been lamenting the fact that I'm still having to 'sell' my subject and justify the time spent in it. Sigh. But then as soon as something important happens in the school there is a big rush to have fresh art works in the office or they roll out the choir.- the arts are not really important 😜

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