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Arts Horizons supports the movement to advocate for Arts Education in our communities!! Active creative learning is good for all students!

Pictured Left: Arts Horizons thanks Mr. Delroy Lindo – Actor and Theater Director for his support of the arts!!!

Pictured Right: Arts Horizons thanks  ” The Good Wife ‘s ” Cush Jumbo — soon to be featured in the show’s spinoff “The Good Fight” on CBS. “Yesterday an Arts Student Today…..an ART MAKER.”

 

 

Arts Horizons teaching artists and assembly performers stand proud as former arts students and active artists!  Thank you Wincey, Yako, Ken and Baba for your work as artists, educators and mentors to our youth!


 

The NJ-based Arts Ed Now campaign officially launched on September 12, 2016 during national Arts Ed Week – with advocates featuring the initiative at local and statewide levels all week long.  Spurred by the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJAEP), NJ State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Americans for the Arts, Arts Ed Now is a multi-year campaign designed to increase participation in arts education in schools across New Jersey.

To achieve better results, the campaign set the following goals by year 2020:

  • All NJ students will have access to arts education
  • Increase the number of schools providing more than two art forms
  • Increase arts participation in elementary and middle schools to 100%
  • Increase participation in high schools to 60%
  • Increase school engagement with community resources
  • Develop a statewide network of local stakeholders

– See more at: http://artsednow.org/arts-ed-now-launches-sept-12-2016/#more-6113

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Arts Horizons Featured at Monmouth Festival of the Arts Symposium for Educators

Arts Educators who teach at every level, from kindergarten through high school, attended the Monmouth Festival of the Arts 18th Annual Educators Symposium on April 7, 2014, held at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, NJ. A 2010 winner of the Governor’s Award in Arts Education, the symposium is part of the Monmouth Arts Festival’s commitment to promoting the highest standards in art education and to furthering the professional development of arts educators.

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Jenifer Simon, Arts Horizons Interim Co-Executive Director, and Teaching Artist Molly Gaston Johnson delivered the keynote address for the event with an exciting presentation that highlighted their collaborative project, “Table Talk” funded by the New Jersey Recovery Fund. Jenifer and Molly discussed how the project engaged communities in civic discourse and healing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy by placing collaboratively designed,  handmade tables throughout Asbury Park, NJ for public use.  The audience of creative arts educators then brainstormed ideas on how they could adapt the Table Talk concept in their school or classroom. Check out www.njtabletalk.org for more information!

After the keynote, participants attended a variety of workshops throughout the day led by several Arts Horizons Teaching Artists, including:

Yako Prodis, a Brooklyn based teaching artist who taught participants about    the art form of Graffiti and the scope of its influence. Participants practiced lettering styles, characters, and visual concepts of Graffiti.

Cathy Lecleire, aTi Instructor, gave a workshop on pop-up books, teaching the basic structures of pop-ups through a variety of constructions.  Cathy will be teaching Book Arts at aTi-North and South this summer.   Register for one of her classes and check out all the others offered at this summer’s Artist/Teacher Institute!

Molly Johnson showed participants how to bring silk screening into the classroom through low-tech silkscreen techniques using screen filler for stenciling and embroidery hoops to stretch the screen.

aTi Instructor Ken Leap gave a hands-on workshop about the world of glass, providing information about adding glass techniques to the art curriculum. Participants learned how to repurpose their old ceramic or enameling kiln to fire glass paints and make exciting fused glass projects.

Thanks to Gayle Horvath for including Arts Horizons in this fantastic event! For more information on how you can bring a professional development workshop to your school, contact Jenifer Simon at jenifer@artshorizons.org. 

After School Program at Janis Dismus Middle School

After School Program at Janis Dismus Middle School

An Urban Art and Illustration Workshop is part of an after school program funded by the Bergen Family Center, a group of students at Janis Dismus Middle School in Englewood, NJ were introduced to the art of “Urban Art and Illustration” led by Arts Horizons teaching artist Aaron Lazansky. Using urban art as the platform and contemporary character design as the focus, students created a “Drop Book” using art techniques such as graphic design, topography and illustration.

Condoleezza Rice Discusses the State of Arts Education

Tuesday on PBS NewsHour, Condoleezza Rice was interviewed along with former New York City Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein about a new report by the Council on Foreign Relations that examines the connections between education reform and national security. Both Rice & Klein are known for being supporters of the Arts so Jeffrey Brown took some time during the interview to ask  for their opinion on the state of arts education in America. [SOURCE]

See a clip of what Rice had to say on PBS NewsHour

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