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Girl Scout Activities Packet
Get your Girl Scouts involved with sculpture! Order an SOS! Girl Scout packet and for your local troop! Public art programs and cultural organizations are encouraged to make these activities available to local scouts. E-mail email@example.com for your copy.
Inside Outdoor Sculpture
Kit Rental: $25 (includes resource guide to keep)
Resource Guide: $15
Inside Outdoor Sculpture provides a three-dimensional shape to the stories of outdoor sculpture with an object-based, hands-on teaching kit for elementary and middle-school groups (ages 9 through 14). The resource guide (left) and education kit (below) use sculpture as a catalyst for the hands-on exploration of science, history, art and language arts.
Sampled by museums, public art administrators, and Girl Scout troops, Inside Outdoor Sculpture is not limited to the classroom.
$15 without the kit
The guide details ways to integrate sculpture into your curriculum or program activities. It suggests a variety of hands-on science activities, math problems, writing assignments, art projects, and lessons that provoke historic inquiry. All materials needed to conduct the activities may be secured at your local hardware or arts and crafts store.
$25 plus shipping (includes Resource Guide for you to keep)
The kit, available on loan, includes laminated images and background information of outdoor sculpture from around the country (they also may be printed from the SOS! Web site), sculptural media, an activity box that explores the effects of acid rain on sculpture, two resource books, and three videosall packaged in a conservators sturdy canvas work bag. A rental of $25, plus shipping, allows educators to reserve the kit for up to eight weeks. Users may keep the Resource Guide after they rent the kit. Arrangements may also be available to purchase the kit; contact SOS! for more information.
By experiencing Inside Outdoor Sculpture, children will not only understand the importance of outdoor sculpture and its need for preservation, but will also have an increased awareness of both their local and national cultural heritage.
Tips, Tales, and Testimonies
Tips, Tales, & Testimonies to Save Outdoor Sculpture! brings together basic information gleaned from others experiencesanecdotes, documents, references, and other resources from people who have worked to save their local sculpture.
Your efforts can also extend artworks lifespans and forestall their inevitable demise. This 86-page guide is part of your sculptures survival kit.
Chapters cover the full spectrum of public sculpture challenges:
- Public SculptureA Monumental Pleasure and Responsibility
- Be AccountableYour Collection of Public Sculpture
- Be ResponsibleWell-Cared-For Public Sculpture
- Be CreativePaying for Preservation
- Be Self-PromotingBuild a Constituency for Care
- Be ResourcefulBenefitting from Others Experiences
Appendices include useful sample forms and discussions of related issues:
- sample assessment forms
- deaccession policies
- discussion of artists rights
- conservation techniques
- maintenance recommendations
- an examination of adopt-a-sculpture private-public partnerships
Visit the Heritage Preservation Bookstore or call us at 202-233-0800.