Historical, Culturally Diverse, Standards-Based Art Lessons to Inspire Young Artists

Harvard Edu Review: Arts with the Brain in Mind

Ever since arts instruction was introduced into our schools with drawing and singing in the middle of the nineteenth century, a fiery debate has raged over the role of the arts in education. Countless position papers, articles, letters to the editor, and other documents have been created to put forth

Artistic Quotes to Remember and Inspire

“I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I had no words for.” —Georgia O’Keeffe, artist “Our schools must be concerned about developing the intellectual and spiritual strengths and judgments that knit together the very fabric of our society, and that foster a common culture, especially

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with

Educators: The Dramatic Benefits of Art Education

Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are: 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools 4 times more

Michelle Obama explains why the arts matter

Michelle Obama hosted a concert this morning at the Pittsburgh Creative & Performing Arts School for its students and the spouses of international leaders deliberating at the G-20 economic summit.  She gave an 11-minute address about the arts as a prelude to performances by guests Sara Bareilles, Yo-Yo Ma and