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May 18, 2017external resource from ENDA, Ecole Nationale d'Art (ENDA) Call for Applications, Session XVII, 2017
ENDA is a graduate school for research and experimentation in art based in Paris and New York. It is the educational branch of the Biennale de Paris. It offers its researchers a course of study that aims to liberate them from the inherited ideas of 20th century art history, and proposes an inquiry into the crucial issues of 21st century art, whose history is now unfolding and in which they might eventually participate. The program dates are November 28, 2017 to July 7, 2018. The application fee is $50; tuition is $3,000. Deadline to apply: May 25, 2017.ENDA
May 11, 2017external resource from Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Teaching Artists Guild (TAG) Quarterly
Stay up to date on the constant advancing wordl of Teaching Artistry. The Teaching Artist Guild (TAG) newsletter provides teaching artists with resources and tools for arts advocacy, building tools for the artist field, up-to-date information about artists who teach and work in your community, and much more! Download the FREE TAG Quarterly readingYoung Audiences Arts for Learning
May 4, 2017external resource from Education Week, Webinar: Engaging the Eye: Building Literacy Via Visual Art, May 9, 2-3 pm ET
In this interactive webinar, Lynne Munson and Rachel Stack of Great Minds discuss and model art instruction with an 8th grade teacher, highlighting how the study of visual art builds cultural knowledge and fosters academic achievement for the widest range of learners.Education Week
April 28, 2017SummerStudio: Design Thinking for Social Equity - July 18-22 | Dallas, TX
Explore the transformative power of Human-Centered Design Thinking to equip art educators and students as creative problem solvers in designing a better world!
April 19, 2017external resource from SmartBrief, SmartReport on STEM: Empowering Imagination
SmartBrief's annual SmartReport on STEM highlights individuals who are readying students for working in a STEM-driven society; what it means to STEM like a woman; the progress from STEM to STEAM; the latest STEM tools and products; and more. Download it now.SmartBrief
April 10, 2017external resource from Artsy, What Was the First Abstract Artwork?
Who made the first Western abstract painting? That was the question that Wassily Kandinsky’s widow, accompanied by a team of researchers, set out to answer in 1946. Her late husband, a Russian painter who was among the pioneers of abstraction in the early 1910s, had himself been personally invested in the answer.Artsy
April 10, 2017external resource from PBS, Education Guide: Sharing Our Stories in School
In this lesson, students will view the segment on artist and educator Therman Statom in the TEACHERS episode. The episode highlights how Statom encourages students’ investigation of their heritage, their understanding of self, and their connections to others as topics worthy of study in school.PBS
April 10, 2017external resource from PBS, Education Guide: Education Guide: History and Improvisation: Making American Music
In this lesson, students will view the MUSIC episode from the PBS series Craft in America. The episode features the skilled craftwork required to make ukuleles, trumpets, banjos, guitars, and timpani mallets. Students will hear musicians playing each of the instruments. Students will also hear the musicians talk about their personal connection to their instruments.PBS
April 5, 2017external resource from Artsy, How Long Do You Need to Look at a Work of Art to Get It?
This is an easy one: Scientists have determined that the exact amount of time one should look at a work of art in order to understand it is four minutes and eight seconds. Just kidding. Like almost every question asked in this series, the answer is highly subjective and dependent on the work of art, as well as how well-versed one is in parsing visual images.Artsy