Kaldor Public Art Projects has worked with the New South Wales Department of Education since May 2010 to develop InTouch: Contemporary Art in Primary Schools
, our first resource for use on interactive whiteboards. Conceived as an engaging way to present our art projects, the 80-page pilot resource focuses on the recent 19th Kaldor Public Art Project
, War and peace and in between
, created by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney from October 2009–February 2010.
Interactive whiteboards are a key part of the new ‘digital classroom’ and this pedagogically innovative resource will help fill an important gap in art education software. InTouch
allows for multiple modalities – while some learning is teacher-mediated, much of the resource is aimed at student-led learning, both individually and in small groups.
On the completion of the pilot for InTouch
, additional programs based on the 1st Kaldor Public Art Project
, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Coast
from 1969, the 7th Project by Richard Long in 1977
and the 20th Project by Stephen Vitiello
, The Sound of Red Earth
, 2010, will also be developed. New South Wales teachers will be able to download the programs from the NSW curriculum website.
image above: Primary school students at North Sydney Demonstration School work with InTouch, led by teacher Laetitia Kilpatrick, one of the authors of the resource.
below: A screenshot from the resource.