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5 1/2 Things That Americans Are Saying About The Arts

5 1/2 Things That Americans Are Saying About The Arts- One of the nonprofit organizations I support and volunteer with is Americans for the Arts, a national advocacy and membership organization.  AFTA has recently published its latest public opinion survey...www.forbes.com

Businesses, not-for-profits driving push for public art

Businesses, not-for-profits driving push for public art- Across the United States, public art has never been hotter. Hundreds of municipalities are using city agencies to advance...www.ibj.com

Why Your Doctor May Be Prescribing Art Classes in the Future

Why Your Doctor May Be Prescribing Art Classes in the Future- Imagine that the next time you visit your doctor, they prescribe a new creative endeavor, like a community painting group or...www.artsy.net

Drawing is the Best Way to Learn, Even if you're no Leonardo Da Vinci

Drawing is the Best Way to Learn, even if you're no Leonardo Da Vinci- "I just can't draw." It's a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. www.qz.com

ARTS INTEGRATION IMPROVES SCHOOL CULTURE AND STUDENT SUCESS

ARTS INTEGRATION IMPROVES SCHOOL CULTURE AND STUDENT SUCCESS- The arts are not optional. That's the message L. Earl Franks, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, conveyed to a recent gathering of the Arts Education Partnership. www.naesp.org

Why all parents should care about arts education

Why all parents should care about arts education- When we think about "the arts," often we go huge: the Louvre, Broadway, Swan Lake, Picasso. Perhaps without even realizing it, though, many parents instinctively know the value of the arts and incorporate them into our children's lives in much smaller ways. www.washingtonpost.com

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)- a new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being "more creative." Those who would consider themselves part of the creative class...www.fastcompany.com

Help Your Child Learn Through Creativity

Help Your Child Learn Through Creativity: During his first year of preschool, my 3-year-old spent every morning drawing. While the other kids were...www.parents.com

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