Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions

EDUCATION - Practice / sketchpad (Online Tools) - Courses

"I love living in New York with all the buildings and I love to sketch buildings. This is a corner with a lot going on. I tried to get all the details in. There are a lot of details like signs, colors, etc. I think I captured it." (Age 9) - (Young Artist Residency at the Children's Museum of Art, NYC)

Museums . . . . . Timeline of Art History - (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC) . . . . . Interactive Tours - (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) . . . . . Resources in Art History for Graduate Students . . . . . Google Cultural Institute - Remarkable display of works from major museums and institutions world-wide. Zoom in! . . . . .

COURSES- Review the Programs and Course Listings online or in catalogues for major professional art schools. The range of disciplines, listings and the course descriptions can give you a perspective on opportunities. Very stimulating and educational! Some programs began as professional studio arts institutions and some programs have arisen in colleges and universities . . . . . A Look at Some MFA Programs (Artspace) . . . . . School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA) . . . . . New York Studio School - "Founded by students and artists, with a faculty of working painters and sculptors, the School provides students with access to a diversity of attitudes from the most distinguished artists in their fields. The community is united by a quest for quality in art, integrity in and intensity of research. The School is housed in a National Historic Landmark, the site of the original Whitney Museum of American Art. The many skylit studios are perfectly suited for painting, drawing and sculpture. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the School is closely situated to New York's many galleries and museums." . . . . . National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) - "Created solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. Since 1978, NPDA members have been hosting portfolio days and career-in-the-arts events throughout the country and in Canada. [Includes Schools, Concentrations, Advise] . . . . . Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) . . . . .

Review the graduate and professional programs at universities and colleges such as programs in architecture, urban design, technical and digital arts programs, theatre and other professional degree tracks . . . . . Explore Colleges & Universities . . . . . All Art Schools . . . . . Graduate Programs in Modern Art, Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market. - Also: Certificate Programs, Professional Workshops, Short Courses,and Auction Houses (Christie's) . . . . .

NGA Kids - (National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC) . . . . . Nine to Nineteen: Youth in Museums and Libraries; A Practitioner's Guide - "The guide features several examples of successful youth programming from around the country, as well as useful information for planning exemplary youth programs. In the guide, practitioners can find resources on funding, evaluation, and out-of-school programs gathered from those working in the youth and community development, education, and informal learning fields. Nine to Nineteen is geared toward museums and libraries, but is also useful to community planners, youth development leaders, and educators who want to connect with the many types of organizations and institutions that serve youth in our communities." - (Institute of Museum and Library Services). . . . . Getty Teacher Programs & Resources . . . . . Center for Digital Storytelling . . . . . Researching Your Art - [Be prepared for a little detective work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum] . . . . . Learn! [Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC] . . . . . Eduweb - "Develops award-winning online learning activities about art, history and science." . . . . . Getty Education Resources . . . . . ArtsConnectEd . . . . . Art Museum Network . . . . . Museum-Ed . . . . . Definitions Project . . . . . The Art Zone - (National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC) . . . . . The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network . . . . . Arts Education Partnership . . . . . PBS Learning Media . . . . . The Center for Arts Education - (Excellent links)

International Study / Other Horizons

Search online for Professional Art Schools and view the international and tour program offerings . . . . . Japan's Artist International Residency System . . . . . Earthwatch - World wide . . . . . Learning Abroad in the Arts . . . . . Florence Academy of Art - in Italy . . . . . AICAD Mobility - For students from AICAD schools in the United States and Canada to study for one semester at another AICAD school . . . . . Art Studios in the Rain Forest - Ometepe and La Suerte Field Stations . . . . . Online Courses, Field Projects, Exchange Programs - Search Colleges, Universities, and Professional / Technical Schools . . . . . MIT OpenCourseWare / Architecture . . . . . International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture - Umbria, Italy . . . . . edX - "Take great online courses from the world's best universities (MIT, Stanford, University of Queensland, Wellesley, Boston University, University of Chicago, Technische Universität München, ETHzürich, Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Peking University, TUDelft, Cornell, Rice . . . . ) Idealist - "20,000 organizations in 140 countries. A project of Action Without Borders" [Volunteering, Internships, Careers, Jobs, Services, Resources, Tools for Non-profits, etc.]


Art in the Twenty-first Century - This PBS series documents artists at work and in their own words with access happening in over 20 countries and 50 US states. View the Series, The Artists, Education, Events, Discussion, Internships, Mini-Grants, Slideshows, Videos, the Blog, Newsletter, Learning Materials. Calendar and Map.

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts - A PhD for working art professionals - "Traditionally the MFA has served as the terminal degree for studio artists. This degree has trained studio artists in the skills necessary for successful art practice and has prepared artists for teaching in college and university studio art programs. However, there is a strong sense among today's artists and educators that training beyond the MFA would benefit many artists, especially those who grapple with issues surrounding contemporary media and culture. The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts offers to holders of the MFA a PhD in philosophy, aesthetics, and art theory. This new idea in graduate education addresses an important opportunity for contemporary art and culture. The measure of this opportunity can be summed up in two points: In the first place, we know that artists and studio art programs are generally relegated to the outskirts and fringes of contemporary colleges and universities. Without the PhD, professors of art are restricted to the studio. They teach the labor of studio practice but rarely are they permitted to engage the questions of philosophy and theory pressing on the status of art today. Consequently, undergraduates and graduate students learn how to make art from artists but they often learn about what art means from scholars who do not make art. The PhD in Visual Arts provides the training and credentials necessary to bring art practitioners into the center of the current and extremely important debates on the meaning and function of art in today's world. Their contributions to these debates will benefit students, philosophers, and art historians alike. They will change the way we think about art inside the academy and beyond. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, we know that rigorous training in philosophy and art theory increases an artist's range and vision. Critical thinking sharpens the hand and eye as well as the mind. The artist whose studio practice is informed by the history and philosophy of culture and aesthetics is able to redefine visual art in ways previously unimagined and can tell us things through their art that we otherwise would never know. Such opportunities are hardly limited to the classroom, the gallery, and the museum. They can change the way we see."

A Debate on Art Education - Will our culture suffer if we don't do more to teach the arts? Read the comments from the discussion in December, 2008 - (Arts Journal)

Imagining America - "A national movement to connect universities and the communities they serve through the arts and the humanities. Through joint inquiry and projects conceived as true partnerships between town and gown, we seek to bridge the gap that has separated artists and intellectuals from the general public. Imagining America supports campus-community projects and seeks structural changes within colleges and universities that promote --and reward --new levels of engagement by artists and scholars . . . . Artists and Scholars in Public Life is a new national consortium of colleges, universities, and cultural institutions dedicated to supporting the civic work of university artists, humanists, and designers. Imagining America was launched in March 1999 at the White House conference co-sponsored by the University of Michigan, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the White House Millennium Council. It is housed at the University of Michigan."

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Choosing a Professional Art School (Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design)

Royal College of Art - Professional Art Disciplines, Computer Related Design Studio, Exhibitons

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - A Division of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Affiliated with Tufts University

MIT School of Architecture and Planning

Cleveland Institute of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art

New York Studio School

Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design

Mass College of Art

San Francisco Art Institute

Boston University College of Fine Arts

Chicago Art Institute

Christie's Education - Professional Expertise, International Opportunities"

School of Visual Arts, NY

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

The European League of Institutes of the Arts - "ELIA is an independent network of 364 Arts Education Institutes, covering all the disciplines of the Arts: Dance, Design, Theatre, Fine Art, Music, Media Arts and Architecture, with members in 46 countries, founded in Amsterdam in"

Lesley University College of Art and Design

Vermont Studio School

Alliance of Artists Communities

Pilchuck Glass School - Founded in 1971 by glass artist Dale Chihuly and patrons Anne Gould Hauberg and John H. Hauberg, Pilchuck Glass School has been a primary force in the evolution of glass as a means of artistic expression. By creating an environment with a singular focus on glass, access to resources, and an ever-expanding international community of artists, Pilchuck has become the largest, most comprehensive educational center in the world for artists working in glass.

NOTE: Search online for professional arts programs at colleges and universities, museums, arts institutions and organizations as well as specialized workshops and schools by discipline.

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US Dept of Education - The home page of the U.S. Department of Education includes a Teacher Quality Page

National Education Association

Museum-Ed - Connecting the Museum Educator Community. "Tools and resources by and for the museum education community"

President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities - "Our committee focuses on four areas - International Cultural Understanding; Youth Arts and Humanities Learning; Preservation; and Special Initiatives and Events. Since our members include government agencies and private individuals, we create a dynamic link between the public and private sectors. All of our efforts are collaborative, and we work primarily with our cultural partners, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services." - See Youth Programs

Americans for the Arts - "Serving communities. Enriching Lives . . . . Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With a 40-year record of service, we are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. With offices in Washington and New York, and more than 5,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders across the country, we are focused on three primary goals: 1. increasing public and private sector support for the arts; 2. ensuring that every American child has access to a high-quality arts education; and 3. strengthening communities through the arts.To achieve our goals, we partner with local, state, and national arts organizations; government agencies; business leaders; individual philanthropists; educators; and funders throughout the country. We provide extensive arts industry research and information and professional development opportunities for community arts leaders via specialized programs and services, including a content-rich website and an annual national convention."

Council of Chief State School Officers [CCSSO] - "The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nationwide nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the United States, the U.S. extra-state jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. In representing the chief education officers, CCSSO works on behalf of the state agencies that serve pre-K to 12 students throughout the nation."

National Art Education Association

Education Atlas -"World's most comprehensive guide to the best education sites on the Web. They're sorted by Education Index/Subject and lifestage, so you can find exactly what you're looking for quickly and easily. Whether you're a mother looking for the best home schooling resources for your children, a high school graduate researching colleges, a teacher in need of new lesson ideas for your pupils, or a career professional seeking continuing education opportunities, with over 8000 indexed websites, you're sure to find the resource your looking for at"

The Gateway to 21st Century Skills - "The Gateway expands educators' capability to access Internet-based lesson plans, instructional units and other educational materials in all forms and formats. The Gateway's goal is to improve the organization and accessibility of the substantial collections of materials that are already available on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. The Gateway is administered by JES & Co., a nonprofit serving educators and trainers at all levels in the USA and around the world."

The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network [KCAAEN] - "The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) includes 46 state Alliance organizations, operating in partnership with the Kennedy Center to achieve the following mission: Recognizing that the arts express the essence of civilization and nurture the highest aspirations of the human spirit, the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network is dedicated to the support of policies, practices and partnerships that ensure the arts are woven into the very fabric of American education. . . . State Alliance organizations bring together educators, community leaders, arts organizations and concerned citizens to plan and implement programs and activities in support of the above mission while achieving the Network's goals of advocacy, unity, governance and service."

Universities Worldwide

Peterson's Education Directory - For Schools, Colleges, Universities, Professional Careers

Education Directory - "A directory of colleges, schools, and career information to help students make informed decisions about their education."

Guide to Online Schools

College Scholarships

Graduate School Directory

MITOpenCourseWare - "A free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century."

Florence Academy of Art - (Italy) - "The Florence Academy of Art was founded in 1991 by Daniel Graves to provide the highest level of instruction in classical drawing, painting and sculpture. Graves' vision of the Academy is its potential to train a select group of highly skilled Realist artists. His philosophy, which underlies the Academy's curriculum and method of instruction, demands a return to discipline in art, to canons of beauty, and to the direct study of nature and the Old Masters as the foundation for great painting. Under his direction, the Academy is a source of stimulation and healthy competition, in which an internationally varied group of students receives training from professional painters of different nationalities, in a city renowned for its artistic past."

Gallery 37 - Established the Chicago Public Schools Advanced Arts Education Program - "During the school year, the Center for the Arts is bustling with the energy and talent of the Chicago Public Schools' high school Juniors and Seniors who study a specific art form daily from 2p.m. to 4p.m. These young people make up the Gallery 37/ Chicago Public Schools Advanced Arts Education Program. The participants have shown exceptional talent and interest in the arts and are given advanced placement credit and the opportunity to organize a portfolio in this program. The AAEP serves a distinctly talented population of young Chicago artists and serves as the heightened arts education many of them are searching for in their commitment to a future career in the arts. . . . . A collaboration between Harold Washington College & Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, has created a range of stimulating and intensive courses taught by professionals with exceptional expertise in their given fields. . . . " - It is the Mission of Gallery 37 "to provide meaningful employment and education in the arts without regard to gender, race, family income level or physical ability; to create a mentoring program between youth and established artists; to increase public awareness of the importance of the arts and arts education; to foster cultural awareness; and to make the arts accessible to people of all ages

The Guide to Photography, Film & New Media Workshops

Arts Education Partnership - [Formerly the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership] - "A national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools. The Partnership includes over 140 organizations that are national in scope and impact. It also includes state and local partnerships focused on influencing education policies and practices to promote quality arts education. Partnership organizations affirm the central role of imagination, creativity and the arts in culture and society; the power of the arts to enliven and transform education and schools; and collective action through partnerships as the means to place the arts at the center of learning." [View: Arts Education Partnership Strategic Plan 2004-2006 - Priorities for Collective Action]

Arts & Learning Resources for State Leaders [National Assembly of State Arts Agencies] - View Resources, News and Information, Research, Related Organizations, Partnerships] - "Through a grant from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and its national and state partners in arts education are working to improve the environment for arts education leadership, with a focus on: arts education managers at state arts councils; state arts education teams and partnerships, and; communication/information sharing. This section of the NASAA Web site serves as a locus of information and resources for the project, entitled the Arts Education Leadership Network Initiative. National Partners: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies; National Endowment for the Arts Arts Education Partnership; Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network/John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Council of Chief State School Officers

Destination Modern Art - (The Museum of Modern Art, NYC) - "Grab your kids and join a couple of space aliens on a mission to explore modern art from MOMA's permanent collection (and at its satellite PS1), a former public school building. (Notably, the five works and associated activities at MOMA amused a seven-year-old for at least 25 minutes!) These activities include Listen (especially good on Van Gogh's Starry Night), Tools (make your own collage along with Romare Beardon's The Dove), and Look, explanations of the images in a Frida Kahlo self-portrait. The PS1 portion of the site is an interactive tour of selected artworks including Jennifer Cho's Haystacks, William Kentridge's paper cutouts, and a video installation by Pipilotti Rist," Selbstlos im Lavabad. [DS] <#team> (The Scout Report)

EdSiteMent - "The best of the humanities on the web from the National Endowment for the Humanities."

Student Guide [All Topics regarding student aid]

National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) "Created solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. Since 1978, NPDA members have been hosting portfolio days and career-in-the-arts events throughout the country and in Canada. [Includes Schools, Concentrations, Advise] - "Site assists you to find salary reports covering virtually every occupation. It promises to help you understand what you are worth and learn what you need to know to earn and keep more money." [Reference Desk]

Go Abroad - Study Abroad Directory - Work or Teach or Volunteer Abroad - Language Schools - Rail Passes, Travel Guides, Embassy Guide, etc.

All Art Schools - "Whether you're searching for interior design schools, photography schools, fashion design, graphic design, or animation schools, -- or specifically looking to get your certificate, associate's, or bachelors's degree - All Art Schools makes it easy to find the art school that's right for you. Search for art schools by location, degree type or specialty area. Then read detailed fact sheets on these programs and get in touch with admissions officers by requesting information."

Resources in Art History for Graduate Students [Rutgers] - Including: Pre-Doctoral Grants and Fellowships; Support for Research Abroad; Study Abroad for M.A. Students [Summer and Shorter Term Programs]; Internships with Museums, Galleries, etc.; Publications for Reading/Submissions; Special Subject M.A. Programs in Art History Outside the U.S.[Canadian Studies in Canada; British art at Aberdeen U.; Decorative Arts at Glasgow U.; Latin American Art at Essex U., the Renaissance at the Courtauld, Warwick U. and Florence; and Medieval Studies everywhere - Not to mention Gallery Studies, History of Dress, Archaeology, Critical Theory . . . . ]; Art History Graduate Student Symposia; Classics and Archaeology Graduate Student Symposia; Archaeological Excavations for Graduate Students.

The Princeton Review [Schools, Colleges, Universities]

Center for Digital Storytelling - "The Center for Digital Storytelling is a non-profit project development, training, and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives. Their focus is on developing large-scale projects for community, educational and business institutions using the methods and principles built around their Digital Storytelling Workshop. They also offer workshops for organizations and individuals, and provide a clearinghouse of information about resources on storytelling and new media."

Imagining America - "A national movement to connect universities and the communities they serve through the arts and the humanities. Through joint inquiry and projects conceived as true partnerships between town and gown, we seek to bridge the gap that has separated artists and intellectuals from the general public. Imagining America supports campus-community projects and seeks structural changes within colleges and universities that promote --and reward --new levels of engagement by artists and scholars . . . . Artists and Scholars in Public Life is a new national consortium of colleges, universities, and cultural institutions dedicated to supporting the civic work of university artists, humanists, and designers. Imagining America was launched in March 1999 at the White House conference co-sponsored by the University of Michigan, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the White House Millennium Council. It is housed at the University of Michigan."

National Guild for Community Arts Education - "The National Guild for Community Arts Education contributes to the growth and development of its constituents by providing a broad range of programs and services to the field. Our key programs include training institutes that develop professional skills and competencies in individuals, and institutional mentoring programs that lead to improvements in organizational effectiveness. We foster the replication and dissemination of best practices through conferences, publications, and grantmaking."

Interior Design Educators Council - Links to Member Schools of Art and Design, Committees and Affiliates, Journal of Interior Design, Etc.

Workshops - A free, Online Directory of Workshops Worldwide that can be searched by program Focus, Month, US States, Countries, etc. [Shawguides]


Community Arts Network - (Based in North Carolina) - "The Community Arts Network (CAN) is a portal to the field of community arts, providing news, documentation, theoretical writing, communications, research and educational information."

ARLIS/NA Guide to the World Wide Web [Art Libraries Society of North Americca]

National Gallery of Art Education Division [National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]

Program in Art and Art Education - [Columbia University Teachers College, Department of Arts & Humanities]

National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

Bard Graduate Center for Studies in The Decorative Arts

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts [National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC]

Institute of Design, Umea University, Sweden - "Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Design Schools, Organizations.

Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design [AICAD]

The Educator's Reference Desk - "The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community."

Council for Interior Design Accreditation with Links to Programs & Associations

The Getty - Museum's Information Institute, Research Institute, Education Institute, etc.

ArtsEdNet [Getty Center for Education in Art]

Harvard University Graduate School of Education - / Gutman Library. Web links for Research in Education.

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

American School Directory

Spartacus Educational Resources

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Educational Resources [Including the Watson Line and the Hazen Center for Selected Electronic Information Resources arranged by Art-related subjects]

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Cooper Union - For the Advancement of Science and Art

Harvard's Project Zero - "Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels."

CoOL - Conservation OnLine Educational Opportunities in Museum, Library, and Archives conservation / Preservation. (American Institute for Conservation)

Become a Conservator - Guide - American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Preservation 101 - Courses provided by the Northeast Document Conservation Center for Historic Documents, Art on Paper, Photographs, Books, and A Manual for the Preservation of Library and Archival Materials [Andover, MA]


The Incredible Art Department

ArtsConnectEd - "The product of a partnership between The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Walker Art Center, and MCI. Using the power of the Internet to stimulate new approaches to learning, the goal of ArtsConnectEd is to make arts education timely, engaging, interactive, and pertinent for both teachers and students of all ages."

San Francisco State's Conceptual Information Arts (CIA) Program - " Conceptual/Information Arts (CIA) is the experimental program within the Art Department at San Francisco State University dedicated to preparing artists and media experimentors to work at the cutting edge of technology. Students learn contemporary digital production skills while questioning the cultural context of technology and experimenting with newly emerging technologies.. -- No art or computer background required. BA and MFA."

Parsons Professional Design Studies

Art, Design and Visual Thinking - "This is a course intended as an entry level course, an introduction to design concepts and the idea of visual language." [Textbook online]

Art on the Web [Boston College]

Visual & Environmental Studies / Harvard University

The Art and Architecture Thesaurus [Getty]

The Union List of Artist Names [Getty]

The Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development


International Child Art Foundation - "To nurture the innate creative and cooperative spirit in every child on the planet."

Access Excellence - [Sciences]

NASA Image Poetry and "Ask the Space Scientist"

The Center for Book Arts - "The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to preserving the traditional crafts of book-making, as well as exploring and encouraging contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object."

Global SchoolNet Foundation

Art Studio Chalkboard

LEARNER ONLINE - The Annenberg/CPB Project

The Abruzzi Mountain Workshop - "Designed for artists at any level, each Workshop is a week-long immersion into a particular art form�from Painting and Drawing to Sculpture, Fresco, Mural, Encaustic or Collage."

Internet Is Nurturing Home Schooling - (1997) - [Equipment for families in remote situations with Curriculum, Texts, Conference, email, Chat, etc. for all Home Schooling situations] [NYTimes

College Courses at Your Convenience on the Internet - (1996)

Art Studios in the Rain Forest - Ometepe and La Suerte Field Stations - "The deep history of Costa Rica and Nicaragua and their concern for our planet are reflected in the biological field stations of La Suerte and Ometepe . . . . We offer courses in various disciplines including Primate Behavior and Ecology, Rain Forest Ecology, Primate Communication, Cloud Forest Ecology, Ornithology, Entomology, Herpetology, Inventorying Biodiversity, Tropical Ethnobotany, and Art and Photography. Beside our field classes we are also available to host year round, independent researchers, independent groups (high school and college level), charity and medical missions, and private gatherings. . . . Take a look at the exciting educational, scientific and ecological world they have to offer you. And when your ready, join us in the Rain Forest.

The Johnson Atelier - "There is no art more dependent on it's technical aspects than sculpture. An ignorance of technique limits a sculptor's creativity, wastes hours of work in bringing a cast to a likeness of the original, and renders the artist captive of the foundry's trade secrecy and commercialism. Until the Industrial Revolution, however, the opposite was true. The home of the foundry was the sculptor's studio, where the results of poor practices and errors in judgment were immediately visited upon the artist, for it was the artist who both created and cast their own work. This system led to quality and efficiency.It is the goal of the Institute to restore the link and the interplay which used to exist between the sculptor and the founding of their work. Its goal is also to educate and train more artisans to be available to aid the sculptor in completing their task, to develop methods for making these processes less costly and more responsive to the sculptor's needs, and finally, to play as small part in whatever forces must come together to bring more sculpture into the 20th century life style."

The Learning Web at the U.S. Geological Survey

The Scout Project [From the University of Wisconsin-Madison] - For Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Engineering, Business & Economics - 'Librarians and educators do the filtering for you, reading hundreds of announcements each week looking for the online resources most valuable to the education community . . . . Published every Friday, continuously since 1994, the Scout Report is one of the Internet's oldest and most respected publications. It provides a fast, convenient way to stay informed of valuable resources on the Internet. Every day professional librarians, educators, and content specialists filter hundreds of announcements looking for the most valuable and authoritative resources available online. Information about the best of what we've found is then summarized, organized, and provided to the Internet community in various formats, including email and the Web."



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