International Journal of Art & Design Education

An Art Education Network: A Brazilian Experience

Volume 18.2   1999



Art in School Network links 18 universities and other cultural institutions in all Brazil to promote visual literacy and analytical skills among primary and secondary school students. Since 1989 it has operated through partnerships with academic and cultural institutions in developing teacher training programmes and distributing art documentaries on videotape. Over 7 years it has reached 15 million students in Brazil. Dr Ana Mae Barbosa is the consultant for the network. In Catarina State, the network links 5 universities and is based on studies of the life and work of local artists as a prelude to the Triangular Proposal (criticism, history and art production).