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Educación Evolutiva. Formación Sostenible
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ENGLISH LITERATURE WORKSHOP

NAME:__________________________________DATE: _____________GRADE:________

1. Read the article and fill in the missing sentences. Use the information below. There one sentence which you do not need to use.

A. At theseschools, elephants are taught to channel their natural abilities onto canvas

B. Now there are just 3,100

C. Now Chok loves to paint and doesn’t like stopping until he has covered thelast piece of white on his canvas.

D. He first began by dipping his trunk into a jar of watery paint and blowing it onto a canvas

E. No one wants to buy elephants paintings

F.The truth is, there has been a great deal of commercial interest in elephant art

Works of art by elephants are now being sold in art galleries around the world. It’s not joke. [pic]Elephants arenatural artists and elephant art is becoming big business. In November 1998, the world’s first elephant art academy was opened in Campang, Thailand. Today, there are a number of elephant painting schoolsin Thailand, Bali and India and, many more are being opened. 1 It appears that elephants have enormous artistic talent and enjoy expressing themselves through painting.

Nom Chok is anelephant from Thailand who has been a painter since the age of two. 2 He was then given his own brushes and paint and he soon created pictures which sold for up to $250.

Amazingly, hispaintings have been compared to those of famous artists, such as Jackson Pollock. 3 Sadly, there is bad news for these recently discovered artists. Elephants are an endangered species. Two years ago,there were 3,600 elephants in Thailand. 4

The Nom Chok ‘s work and other elephant artists is being used to help saving the world’s elephants as part of the World Wildlife Fund and to benefit...
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