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Digital Tools vs. Traditional Tools

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This article, Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art from the KQED blog Mind/Shift, does a great job of laying out many of the issue that are creeping up in our school and beyond about the value of digital vs. traditional creative tools. While it focuses on iPads in many examples, […]

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How Painting Can Transform Communities

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The Arts are powerful. They help us celebrate, remember, connect and communicate. They also have the power to transform our communities. Here is a lovely video from TED highlighting the work of two Dutch artist using paint to change the world. At Eastiside Prep, the Arts are an integral part of every student’s experience and […]

What is Art For?

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At Eastside Prep the Arts have many roles, but I thought this video from philosopher Alain de Botton does a wonderful job of clearly laying out a few clear ideas of why we all need the Arts.

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Arts Advocacy – Behind the Cello | Yo-Yo Ma

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“The values behind arts integration — collaboration, flexible thinking and disciplined imagination — lead to the capacity to innovate.” Behind the Cello | Yo-Yo Ma   I enjoyed reading the article above as Yo-Yo Ma thoughtfully discusses the value of integrating the Arts in education. It also makes me very excited about the year ahead […]