The 18 older artists participating in my 10-day artist residency at the Jewish Federation of Harrisburg walked through the opening of their exhibit, Timeless Expressionz, last Wednesday. Programmes offered by the School of Arts Education include undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Certificate, Diploma, Masters and Doctoral Level that forge connections within physical education and within each arts area, as well as across the broad field of education theory, research and practice.
A 2006 national survey by the Center on Education Policy , an independent advocacy organization in Washington, DC, found that in the five years after enactment of NCLB, 44 percent of districts had increased instruction time in elementary school English language arts and math while decreasing time spent on other subjects.
The program is firmly grounded in critical arts studies and educational theory affecting arts education; is interdisciplinary across the arts, while allowing for specialization in a particular arts area; and ensures a link between arts students and other doctoral students.
By addressing the four priority areas highlighted in this agenda, the Partnership will be moving toward the goal that, by the year 2020, every young person in America, at every grade level, will have equitable access to high quality arts learning opportunities, both during the school day and out-of-school time.
Other kids arts and crafts kits include an introduction to the traditional skill of weaving, first sewing kit, a jewelry kit for glamorous necklace and bracelet ideas, and kits for funky character creations with colorful pompoms, feathers, and wiggly eyes.