In preparation for the first "Write your Art out! Art and Writing class" that starts today Skye and I visited with arborist Pete Botke of "Buds Expert Tree Care". He prepared a set of tree rings for us to use in class and he taught us how to "read" a tree ring! The tree is, or was (?) a Douglas fir. He also told us he has friends in high places....
This is what I like to hear!
Today The Right Brain Initiative released a report about a meaningful and quantifiable link between integrated arts education and student learning, in advance of National Arts in Education Week next week (September 14-20).
The Regional Arts and Culture Council posted an article on it's website about the findings. To read the article go here: Arts education linked to student achievement in the Portland area where you will find a link to the full report.
Art for thought
Elisabeth is an artist and designer who loves creating art with children and families.