Arts Advocacy

Reflection: My Wicked SmART #NAEA19 Experience

Reflection: My Wicked SmART #NAEA19 Experience

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building. – A. Bartlett Giamatti It has been two weeks since 6000 art educators descended on Boston for the 2019 National Art Education Association annual convention. […]

A Day in the Life of #MURSDVisualArt

A Day in the Life of #MURSDVisualArt

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” – John Steinbeck And what happens when an artist teaches?  Wonderful […]

Where In The World Was Mrs. Gentili?

Where In The World Was Mrs. Gentili?

Top quality professional development is hard to come by for art educators. We are often the only art teacher in a building and are frequently starved for conversation about our subject and how it can best be taught. Our in-district colleagues are available through email and occasional meetings, but for the most part, our network has become […]

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People

Sharing this piece by Kim Phillips because I agree with ALL of it…especially #11: Ever wonder what makes those wacky, creative types tick? How is it that some people seem to come up with all kinds of interesting, original work while the rest of us trudge along in our daily routines? Creative people are different […]

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach 1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail. 2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that […]

Art Show This Weekend!

Art Show This Weekend!

This is the weekend that the MAEA PreK-12 art show in Boston will be open! It will be open both today and tomorrow from 12-4. I’ll be there tomorrow around 12. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Hungry For More?

Hungry For More?