In the last three weeks I have heard from five high school and college art teachers who are sending students to DaMuse to study the art featured, the materials used or, as one said, to “experience an informed choice that evidences an interesting andcelebrating excellence.”
At Clark University, Daily Art Muse is part of the course material for an art class taught by Valerie Claff. She recently wrote and shared these images of an installation piece created by her students after they studied this blog and a film about Andy Goldsworthy.
After looking at the use of materials on your blog, books – “Natural Architecture” for one – and “Rivers and Tides”, the film about Andy Goldsworthy we had a field trip…to make installations. I divided the class randomly into 3 groups of 4. They picked a word from a hat and were assigned to make an installation based on that word. The three words were “shelter”, “embrace” and “flow”. It was a great day and I was quite impressed with the work. Folks from the community came by and were so inspired by the work, they’ve asked if we can do a day here for them! Love it when art inspires…. Valerie Claff