A place to see what is happening in Fine Arts at Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and Creative

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Back From NAEA-Boston!

One of the highlights for me at the National Art Education Convention in Boston last week was seeing the T.A.B. (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) Art show from Choice Based programs around the country. Of course it was a thrill to see “my kids” work at the Mass Art Arnheim Gallery, but what really struck me at the exhibit were the student’s statements about their work. (See below for a sample). When students are making art about their interests, their knowledge, their passion and their own life, the value and meaning of the resulting artwork is profound. I saw a banner at the conference that depicted the idea: Hands + Mind + Heart = Art. Choice based art programs support the whole child.

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