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Education of an Artist

Story Time: When I was in high school, I had the mistaken idea that once I was done with college, I wouldn’t have to go to worry about getting an education anymore.  I even questioned the value of college because I wanted to be an artist.  Oh, what I didn’t know.  Forty years later, I’m […]

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Steve’s Super Hero Exercise

Here’s a great exercise to help realize your inner superhero! Super Hero Exercise Curriculum by Steve Lambert Introduction The purpose of this exercise is to help young and old discover: they have things they care about they want to communicate to others art is a form of communication as artists, they have a unique power […]

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The Arts: Promoting Language & Literacy of Young Children

Art has traditionally been an important part of early childhood programs. The arts in early childhood education is spontaneous, creative play—drawing, painting, self-expression, singing, playing music, dancing, storytelling, and role playing. Pre-school age children love the arts because that is what they do naturally. The arts engage all the senses and kinesthetic, auditory, and visual […]

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Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core

These days, integration in any area, be it STEM or the arts, seems to be the buzzword to curriculum designers everywhere. There are so many resources floating around out there with the claim of integrating content areas. Yet, true integration is often difficult to find. Indeed, integration is a rare yet seemingly “magical” approach that […]

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Former President Clinton Supports Arkansas Arts Education Program

Over the weekend, former President Bill Clinton made headlines in his home state of Arkansas discussing education. His message was one that many of us already know: the dropout rate is increasing and students are leaving school unprepared for 21st century jobs. However, the uniqueness of the President’s message was in his proposed solution—the arts. […]

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Is Equity the Antithesis of Diversity? (or Why Everyone Needs an IEP)

While facilitating a panel recently, the need for one-on-one attention to help students achieve their personal goals came up. This got me thinking about IEP’s (Individualized Education Programs). An IEP is developed to meet the unique educational needs of an individual student who may have a disability. Here’s my thought: Don’t we all need an […]

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Roni Marsh puts the “Fun” in FUNdamentals for local artists!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center presents Roni Marsh teaching a weekend workshop for painters of any medium, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4.

FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN & COMPOSITIONRegister ONLINE: www.roguegallery.org

FUNdamentals of Design & Composition

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 10 AM -5 PM

$85 for members, $100 for non-members

Join other painters (of any medium) for an intensive weekend workshop designed to be a fun way of exploring and strengthening artistic use of the fundamental building blocks of design and composition. Participants will learn skills to capture and hold the attention of viewers and build confidence in the fundamentals, while enjoyably exercising creativity and exploring painting in new ways. Space is limited- maximum 10 students. Register soon to reserve your space in this fun workshop at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center Studio:

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The Intrinsic Benefits of Arts Education

I recently authored a post titled The Top 10 Ways to Support Arts Education, but I’m finding that I get more requests from people asking for reasons why arts education should be supported, not how. So as a companion piece to the how of supporting arts education, here I offer reasons why arts education should […]

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White House Gathers Arts ‘Champions of Change’

On July 19, I attended a productive meeting at the White House Executive Office Building. The event, coordinated by the President’ Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the White House Office of Public Engagement, was called Champions for Change: Winning the Future Across America. Some dozen Champions were on hand to react and provide good […]

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