Friday, November 14, 2008

Iowa Folklife, Vol. 2

The Iowa Arts Council announces the debut of Iowa Folklife, Vol 2 , which explores the traditional arts of Iowa's diverse cultures. Bring Iowa’s folk & traditional artists into your classroom to work with your students to create projects from Asian Indian rangoli to Danish paper cuts and more.

This online resource provides FREE curriculum and lesson plans that include a variety of multicultural visual art projects and a variety of online resources for students (k12) and educators. Use the whole curriculum or just one unit! No need to sign up or join anything. Enhance your experience by inviting featured traditional artists or those from your community into your classroom. Consult the Folk & Traditional Artists link for each unit, the Iowa Folklife Roster, or Iowa Roots for artists' contact information, and apply for an Iowa Arts Council grant for artists' fees and other program expenses.

Questions? Contact Riki Saltzman, Ph.D., folklife coordinator, Iowa Arts Council at or 515/242-6195.

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