The Arts Learning Forum was a three-day event for arts professionals with a role or interest in arts education, learning or engagement across all art forms, ages and communities. In addition to that growth, Arts & Learning has also developed a program that has experienced teaching artists travel to various public schools to teach and put on the school’s play or musical. We are situated in Goldsmiths Department of Educational Studies and are dedicated to the practical and theoretical exploration of learning practices across the arts within diverse social and cultural contexts.
Mixes serious science with fast-paced action and humor to keep kids interested and learning. Practicing and learning complex rhythmical patterns stimulates and energizes the whole mind-body system. Also, as art teachers, we are already lower in the hierarchy than the teachers of tested subjects, such as math and language arts.
The Arts & Learning Conservatory is an outgrowth of Artistic Director Debora Wondercheck (Professor of Instrumental Music, Vanguard University) and her desire to envision youth of all backgrounds with a love of the arts through hands-on learning. Students attending certain Oklahoma City Schools are reaping the benefits of the commitment to providing educational experiences via these learning styles.
By coincidence, we know a high school student and middle schoolers who participated in the Art & Learning Conservatory and were very happy with the theater work there. This technology should be used since it is likely to help children enjoy learning and strive to learn more each day.
Classes in the visual and performing arts are available both at the center and in-school. The Massachusetts Cultural Council presented this event, in partnership with the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.