Julia Marshall, A Systems View The Role of Art in Education, Art Education, April 2016, 69:3, 12-19.
Art as Inquiry Across the Curriculum
“Libby’s artwork was the culmination of an extensive arts-based inquiry project at the Creative Arts Charter School in San Francisco, California, under the direction of art integration specialist Ann Ledo Lane and 3rd-grade teacher Katie Clay.1 In this project, Ms. Clay’s class visited Muir Woods, a national park in Marin County that is a monument to nature conservation pioneer John Muir. Muir Woods is a magical ecosystem full of giant redwood trees and all the ora and fauna that go with them” Download full article as Pdf here
Acting, dancing, drawing, and constructing their way to understanding, Golden Gate Mothers Group, November 2015.
“Nowhere in the city is the practice of arts integration on more vivid display than at the K-8 Creative Arts Charter school, a parent-run school founded in 1994. Katie Clay, a Creative Arts elementary school teacher and dance instructor, provides a good example of the school’s teaching approach in action. It’s Friday afternoon, and she and about 20 fifth graders are talking about the kinds of activities that prospectors engaged in as they searched for gold. Clay is trying to elicit a list of action verbs from the students, which she then compiles into several columns on the whiteboard. After a while, the list includes verbs like: “vibrating”, “throwing”, “‘shaking”, “swinging” and “rippling.” Clay and the kids aren’t in a typical-looking classroom—they’re in the school’s dance studio.