Show your support for the Arts with a handmade postcard! January’s #CMACIVICKIDS Digital Challenge is a Postcard Party. When you send a postcard to one of your elected officials with your original art on the front, your message is more likely to get noticed. And a self-portrait will make your communication even more personal! You’ll Need: *card stock (if you have … [Read more...]
Should We Take the “ART” Out of Art Education?
So many good podcasts compete for our time today.... how do you choose which ones to listen to? Well, occasionally a title just grabs my attention and won’t let go. This is one of those podcasts! With a headline that reads "Let’s Get Rid of Art Education”, I couldn’t help but take notice. Podcaster Danny Gregory has been a life-long advocate for the arts with his books, … [Read more...]
Do You Have an Art Teacher Hero?
Have the arts had a positive impact on your life? Is there one teacher who really made a difference? For me, it was Mr. Muck, my high school Art teacher. He taught me to believe in myself, to work hard, and to always do my best. His art room was a safe place when I really needed it. I can't imagine my high school years without him. If education in the arts made a … [Read more...]
Celebrate National Arts in Education Week
The week beginning with the second Sunday in September is National Arts in Education Week. This year that's September 9-15, 2018. It's all about arts advocacy and sharing why education in the arts is so important. What will YOU do to celebrate? Here are a few ideas! Sign the petition to U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Drastic cuts have been proposed to the … [Read more...]