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Art Advocacy

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video link - The Right Brain Initiative website


Did you know that young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours, three days a week for a 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, and 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair? Give children every opportunity to succeed. Make sure they are getting their fair share of arts education which can also lead to your child becoming a more well-rounded individual. Follow the links below for more information! Read more here.


Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best 

"Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence," sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has said. Arts education, on the other hand, does solve problems. Years of research show that it's closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity. Full article here from Edutopia.


The Arts Education Effect

Why Schools With Arts Programs Do Better At Narrowing Achievement Gaps. Read article here by Sandra S. Ruppert via Education Week.


Six practical reasons arts education is more than a luxury

Johns Hopkins University and the Dana Foundation hosted a conference titled “Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts and the Brain.” As the title implies, the goal was to bring together researchers considering, from an educational point of view, the impact of the arts on the brain. Full story here.



Have Students Sketch to Kill the Prewriting Jitters (via Edutopia) 


Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool

Sketches have an amazing ability to foster discussions about ideas. With colleagues and especially clients, I’ve found sketches give everyone involved the permission to consider, talk about, and challenge the ideas they represent. After all, it’s just a sketch. (Read more)


 Art Advocacy.pdf


 Art Education.pdf


 Art Schools.pdf


 Art and Lifelong Learning.pdf


Art and 21st Century Skills


Teaching Philosophy and Art Advocacy video


Artsmarts: Why Cutting Arts Funding Is Not a Good Idea

Funding the arts funds scientific innovation and economic development.

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