Art Smart

Not Your Grandmother’s Fieldtrips

by DeeGee Lester, Education Director, the Parthenon Embarking upon an exciting 2012-2013 school year, teachers and students anticipate moving beyond classrooms and textbooks, utilizing the enormous ran...

DancEast: The Pure Joy of Dance

DancEast instructors (Masters, co-owner Lauren Melancon, and Whitley Hill) forgo the dance school tradition of competition and performance based on a recital piece. Instead, they build what one parent describes as a “community of adults and children that love dance, creativity, and learning.” This is not external presentation but internal development and expression.

New Perspective

Teaching Latin America Through Film, a weeklong institute for K–16 local and regional educators, will be held on the Vanderbilt campus July 16–20, 2012.

Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University

For a few days each summer, Belmont University halls and classrooms, normally packed with college students and professors, will be filled with Tennessee teachers from around the state. The Tennessee Arts Academy, an annual program sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education, invites educators to campus for an immersion in the arts.

Arts Worth Watching

  If you are a fan of the Tony® Award-winning Four Seasons-based musical Jersey Boys or the vocal stylings found in the best of doo-wop, Motown, old time rock ‘n’ roll, and songs by the Drifters, the Be...

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