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What Studies in Arts Education Say

November 16, 2021

Among the studies in arts education conducted back in 2007, one published study stated that the arts didn’t improve academic performance. The leaders of the study headed up an arts education program at Harvard though. They contended that it really shouldn’t matter whether art courses improved test scores or grades. This was not alone what...

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Why Arts Integration Education Works

November 2, 2021

It’s pretty par for the course for educators in arts academy high schools to be asked why how and why arts integration education works. And why would they choose this route? There is usually a myriad of answers. Many experienced students who were bored or unmotivated by conventional education protocols. They needed a different way...

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Going Beyond Just Visual Vs. Verbal Learning

October 19, 2021

Once upon a time, the world of science discovered the differences between the right and the left hemispheres of the brain. Initially, the belief was that those who were right-brain dominant were creative. And those who were left-brain dominant were more logical. It would later come to light this wasn’t truly the case.  At the...

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Lesser-Known Art Movements

September 28, 2021

How decent is your understanding of art history? You might be surprised to learn about the lesser-known art movements that emerged in the 20th century. It shouldn’t come as any big shock though. Artists are rebels. So it’s not unusual for art movements to be born out of conflict. And there was plenty to be...

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Debunking Myths About Artists

September 14, 2021

If you are among the creatively blessed on this big blue rock, you’ve more than likely heard many myths about artists. Some of that shade may have been thrown at you. These false perceptions frequently rise from oral or written traditions born out of historic events. And in most cases, they are purely romanticized views...

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Making It As An Artist

August 24, 2021

Conventional wisdom dictates that making it as an artist is tough. And it is. So when parents of highly creative children recognize their kids are struggling to learn in a regular school setting, they may consider an arts-academy middle school and/or high school. There is often hesitancy though because they’re concerned that their child will...

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Practicing Meditation Through Creating Art

August 10, 2021

If you’ve ever transcended to a deep state while painting a picture, playing music, or performing a dance, then you have benefitted from practicing meditation through creating art.  You just may not have realized it. Meditation comes in many different forms. And creating art is a profound way to access a meditative state – as...

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Tolerance Vs. Inclusion

July 27, 2021

One of the buzzwords gaining leverage these days is “tolerance.” But we need to look at tolerance vs. inclusion. Especially in educational settings. There’s a call for schools and other institutions to be more open and tolerant. Particularly to people of other ethnicities or with a sexual orientation that strays from the “norm.” And it’s coming...

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Exposing Your Child to the Arts

July 13, 2021

If you’re the creative type (or even if you’re not) you probably remember a childhood that allowed you space to explore your imagination and to create.  Whether you drew pictures, performed a play, made up a dance, or even fed rocks to the imaginary creature in the sewer grate, your mind was open and your...

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Music As a Noble Profession

June 29, 2021

Given the impact music has on every human being on the planet, it’s rather hard to refute music as a noble profession. Yet given the saturation of noise and overstimulation on the internet and beyond, parents are inclined to discourage their children from a career in music. And this is unfortunate.  Because working in music...

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