Saturday, October 22, 2016

Art Advocacy Links for You!

Let me get right to the point.  Here are three terrific advocacy links for you:

18 Things Highly Creative People do Differently

 Why Creative Education is Important for Kids

Art Makes You Smart

These links will all be added to the "Useful Links" on the right-hand side of this blog, for your future use.  Thank you Jody Wilmarth for providing these wonderful links.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Look! A contest for your students!

School Arts magazine has announced the 2016 Advocacy Poster Contest and Advocacy Bumper Sticker Contest, and I want to share it with you!

Grades 9-12 are invited to design posters based on the theme "How Does Art Unite Us?", and elementary (grades K-5) and middle school students (grades 6-8) will design bumper stickers based on the same theme.

All entries are due on November 18, and you can find complete contest rules and all other pertinent information RIGHT HERE

My students can't enter, because I teach currently in an independently run art enrichment program, but if I was still in the school classroom, this would definitely be a worthwhile contest to encourage student participation.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Some terrific advocacy videos for you!

I've been a negligent blogger, due to some minor personal distractions, but I'm back.  Pop some popcorn, pour yourself a glass of wine, and find a comfy place on your couch, because today, I am sharing a selection of links to some super Art Advocacy Videos for you to check out!

National Geographic Channel - "The Importance of Art Education"
Musician David Byrne and Neil discuss the vital importance of arts education

Art Speaks Advocacy

Why Art Matters

The Art of Creativity

Creativity the Key to Innovation

The Importance of Art Education

Why Art Education is Important

The Colors of an Art Room

The Right Brain Initiative

RSA Animate of Sir Ken Robinson TEDTalk - Changing Education Paradigms

Thank you to fellow NYSATA Board member and Advocacy Committee member Jody Wilmarth for providing this terrific selection of video links!