Wednesday, December 26, 2007

NEW Frist Center Educator for Outreach

Andee Rudloff has been named the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' NEW Educator for Outreach in Nashville, TN. The position is in the department of education. Andee will work with the Frist Center's Community Partners and the talented team at the Frist Center to continue an already successful outreach program.

You may contact Andee directly at:

Andee Rudloff
Educator for Outreach
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 744-3351
Fax (615) 744-3965

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Art Education...why?

The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor number exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
The arts traffic in subtleties.
The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
When children are invited to disclose what a work of art means, it helps them feel they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
The arts enable us to have an experience we can't have from any other source.
Through such experiences we discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
The position of art in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.
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