Blog Posts for Arts Education

More Than Crafty Chaos—Afterschool Art Matters!

Posted by Bridget Matros, Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

Not only can such programs nurture the creativity of kids without art education in school, but afterschool art enrichment is a powerful compliment to classroom learning, allowing the seeds planted in art class to grow and flourish over time. Put another way, informal art education is the practicum for the young artist-in-training! 

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#BecauseofArtsEd

Posted by Jeanette McCune, Sep 17, 2016 0 comments

Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined arts education would have resulted in a professional career enabling me to work with with renowned artists including Kennedy Center Honorees Arthur Mitchell and Yo-Yo Ma to plan and deliver arts education programs.

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Agency to Craft Change

Posted by Sean Starowitz, Sep 17, 2016 0 comments

If I can pinpoint one thing #BecauseOfArtsEd—its that the arts is a connector, its the social tissue that binds us together, it makes us human. When I think about my life and my education, I cant separate the arts from it.

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A Peace Corps China Experiment: Dance History to Teach American Diversity

Posted by Jeremie Gluckman, Sep 17, 2016 0 comments

"American Dance Corner" consisted of two lectures about American dance history with a focus on cultural diversity. The lectures were followed by choreography activities where the students expressed themselves in English and developed dance moves. The movement created was then assembled into a dance throughout series of four technique and choreography workshops in the rehearsal room at The School of Arts.

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Thinking Inside the Box: The Road to Reimagining Education

Posted by Marna Stalcup, Sep 16, 2016 1 comment

I’m attracted to the idea of thinking inside the box. A 2013 piece in the Wall Street Journal, Think Inside the Box, posits, “People are at their most innovative when they work within the constraints of what they already know.”

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This and That: The Classroom

Posted by Dale Davis, Sep 16, 2016 0 comments

In the early eighties Benny was a sixth grade student in a New York State Literary Center program on Ancient Greece that integrated ancient Greek literature in English translation, as the inspiration for student writing, with the school’s Social Studies curriculum on Ancient Greece. As part of my two-month residency with sixth grades in two schools, I invited poet, Greek translator, and Harvard professor, Robert Fitzgerald to work with me for two days.

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