Art and Ocean Literacy

Why is the ocean important? This unit asks Visual Art students to approach the study of the ocean and its importance from their perspective and to highlight one or more answers.. It asks students to address the real importance of our world’s ocean, using real data and information to inform their creative expression and to generate the production of artwork that communicates this importance to the viewing public.

The goals are four fold: (1) to ask art students to utilize scientific research to inform their creative process, (2) to give art students the opportunity to utilize their work to thoughtfully communicate about this real-world issue, (3) to provide a meaningful way for students to demonstrate their design ability and artistic skills, and (4) to make connections between art and science.

Authors: Jenny Lee; EARTH 2012


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