Islington Mill Art Academy is a title, which covers a learning experience that encompasses many paradoxes, which can make it a very frustrating experience for new and old members alike. Teachers need to find a way to incorporate the arts into the classroom rather than rely on outside activities and Jacobs suggests teaching through the arts with a means of using the arts successfully and in a way that it is not just one more thing they must include in the curriculum (Jacobs, 1999, p. 4).
Organizations and outdoor education centers offer to teach children rock climbing, astronomy, horse riding, painting, musical instruments, kathak, story creation, theatre and basket weaving, yoga, cooking, mask-making, drawing cartoons/caricature, landscape painting and drawing, interactive games, storytelling, role plays, bonfires, tent-pitching, conversational skills, film-making module, soft skills enhancements, martial arts, modern contemporary dance, jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, and salsa.
In the article, Multicultural Art and Visual Cultural Education in a Changing World,” Ballengee-Morris and Sturh begin by stating the importance of teachers understanding culture and cultural diversity, which should include issues of power, history, and self-identity.
The exceptional and culturally different multicultural approach to art education is based on the assumption that there is a specific body of knowledge to be learned, favoring a fine art world view based on the dominant artistic traditions of the Western European and North American cultures, over other sociocultural art worlds (Stuhr, 1994, p. 172).
In 1896, in a case entitled Plessy v. Ferguson, the United States Supreme Court ruled that segregation was legal – a decision that would be overturned decades later in the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas.