Introduction The Center for Creative Education in Palm Beach County provides arts integration programs to K-2 students. The Center structures its school support by pairing teaching artists who partner with regular classroom teachers to deliver the creative arts integration. The … Continued
A Student In Poverty A child wanders into a classroom, slides through rows of desks, looks around her and slouches down in her seat. It would be easy to say that she is devoid of purpose, lacks motivation and needs … Continued
Big Week This week, in the span of two days, the trillion dollar budget passed with increases in arts funding and the students marched everywhere for their lives! What a week! Arts Advocacy Day I had been up on the … Continued
Arts Advocacy Day I was in Washington last week for Arts Advocacy Day where I met the legislative staff for 8 congress-people and 2 senators. The process includes a day of organizing by state, reading and understanding the briefing book … Continued
All of today’s blog comes from the three organizations who are linked in the first line…go there for more! AEP State Policy Symposium The Arts Education Partnership, with generous support from Americans for the Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center … Continued
Many schools in New York City have suffered loss in arts education. Public libraries have also incurred budget set-backs. Enter Adarsh Alphons with a solution for both. Adarsh is passionate about art and education. “He has painted portraits for Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and the Pope, all because one art teacher perceived his passion for art, encouraged his aptitude and believed in him” (Project Art Website). He is so passionate about art that after being expelled from school at age 7 because he was drawing, and being encouraged by a teacher to keep drawing, he has started his own non-profit called Project Art: Through his vision, students in the city of New York get art in public libraries.
ProjectArt aims to level the playing field, particularly for youth from lower socioeconomic backgrounds by offering them a place to express themselves through art.