Teaching Artist Roster
Artist: Mandy Howe
Discipline: Visual Art
Artist Bio: Mandy Howe is an artist and art teacher from Rhode Island. Her paintings reflect her connection to the natural world and her concerns for the environment. She uses both natural and man made objects to describe the landscapes and shorelines of Aquidneck Island, exploring the influence of the environment on the art of different cultures.
Students will explore their own environment and make art about where they live. Art projects will be inspired by Navajo sand art, Tlingit button blankets, Kente cloth patterns and El Anatsui sculptures; as well as Australian Aborigine song lines, Marshall Island stick maps and navigational charts of local waters. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of any age and can be integrated with any subject: Social Studies, World Cultures, Literacy, Natural History, Science, etc. Visiting artists and field trips will be included. Collaborations will generate a culminating project such as scrapbooks, an exhibition, a mural or a site-specific installation.