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The arts provide places and spaces for individuals to express thoughts, feelings and emotions. The arts allow us as teachers to develop creativity in ourselves and in others as we innovate the spaces within the curriculum, embedding learning in and through the arts.
This website is a space where resources and information can be shared with others who are passionate and interested in Visual Arts education.
“What makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you.” - Ambient music godfather Brian Eno, born on May 15, 1948, on the essence...
As astronaut Chris Hadfield's stint as commander of the International Space Station comes to an end, he hosted one last live chat from space, guitar in hand. Hadfield joined students in song in support of music education.
In honour of Music Monday, on May 6th I will be listening, throughout the day, to these different arrangements of the composition I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing). Particularly love this guitar arrangement performed by Music Teacher Randy Haley, Winnipeg, Manitoba:
Canadian Space Agency Astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson have co-written the song for Music Monday 2013
I have just finished Out of our Minds: Learning to be Creative by Sir Ken Robinson. This is the third time I have read this book, but the first time I have read the second edition. It is hard to ...
Project-based learning can provide an intentional and effective opportunity to integrate the arts across disciplines and curriculum. While valuable as a stand-alone discipline, arts education can be
By Andrew Schwartz, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Tuba player Andrew Schwartz holds a bachelor’s of music from the University of Hartford.
"...music needs to be a cornerstone of education. Music is an art and a science, and it's one of the best ways kids can learn creativity and those mythical critical thinking skills."
"Music is an art and a science, and it's one of the best ways kids can learn creativity and those mythical critical thinking skills. The focus of the curriculum isn’t forcing everyone to learn about Bach or Mozart. It’s about learning how to think, rather than what to think."
Why do you think Music is an important subject to learn? Other than learning how to read notes of a sheet, what else can you learn from studying Music?
After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, we promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ at ...
beautiful shots - I subscribed to the blog
Today marks what would be the 111th birthday of Ansel Adams, the American photographer who captured the sublime power of the wilderness, taking iconic images of the American West, most notably in Yosemite Valley.
Kingston's new and largest Art Gallery and Museum with over 13,000 works of art in the permanent collection.
"Music is the common voice, the voice of every nation; Reaching out through space and time, across the universe; Messages it offers us, of hope and inspiration; Thoughts invoked deep inside, to seek and understand..." (Excerpt from "Singing Together", Lyrics and Music by Karen Steffensen)
I have read some speculation about educational change regarding education's future, that it will be less creative and the arts will be marginalized. The speculative thought goes something like thi...
A song to cool the world, sung by kids who stand to lose the most if we don't. A 'cool meter' phone app to rate businesses based on their carbon footprint.
The goal of this year's 2013 theme, "Every Child is Creative: Together We Create Our World" is to inspire and share student visions of how the arts help us make positive change for ourselves, our communities and our world.
Inspiring students with art is not always easy. But these Learnist resources have you covered - with a look at art technology and history.
MoMA | Art Lab iPad App
In true interdisciplinary fashion this post comes courtesy of an unexpected source, a psychiatrist, who presented at yesterday's Fraser Family Smart™ Forum. Dr.