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Arts Academy Update 12/01/2023

December 1, 2023

Arts Academy Updates 12/01/2023 Updates from Dr. Mitchell and Mrs. Ignagni will be added to our Daily Announcements on our website. You can always find the most up-to-date news there! This update and previous information are included on the Back-to-School page. You can view a pdf of this information here: 12/01/2023 Announcements Upcoming calendar dates 12/2 – Noel...

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Why Is STEAM Education Important?

November 28, 2023

With all the talk of STEM, STEAM education seems to get swept under the rug. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, gets the lion’s share of the focus in conventional education. This is because we are under the illusion that young people need only these four subjects to get “good” jobs. Meanwhile,...

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Art and the Psychology of Color

November 7, 2023

As any student at an arts academy high school can tell you, working with the psychology of color is an artist’s superpower.  Armed with numerous pigments, artists and designers can manipulate us, to some extent, to behave in certain ways or feel certain things. And this is nothing new. The study of color psychology has...

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What Is Abstract Art? And IS It Art?

October 29, 2023

If you tend to be a literal person, you may be wondering, what is abstract art? You might look at a picture and try desperately to see what it is. Many people who believe they don’t grasp art will look at abstract art and feel frustrated. So they naturally deem it ‘not art.’ This is...

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Arts Academy Updates 10/19/2023

October 19, 2023

Arts Academy Updates 10/19/2023  Updates from Dr. Mitchell and Mrs. Ignagni will be added to our Daily Announcements on our website. You can always find the most up-to-date news there!  This update and previous information are included on the Back-to-School page  Upcoming calendar dates  10/20 – Fall Festival  11/13 – Board meeting (Board meeting time...

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Teaching Academics Through Drama

October 3, 2023

If you think teaching academics through drama is impossible, you’re not alone. But you may want to reconsider. As Shakespeare said, all the world’s a stage. Life is drama. In each person’s life, there is a steady flow of character and conflict – i.e. drama.  Arts-integrated education takes advantage of this fact to craft memorable...

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Do Anxious People Tend to Be Creative?

September 19, 2023

Because studies consistently show a connection between artists and mental health issues, scientists have recently posed this question: Do anxious people tend to be creative? There’s no denying that creativity can produce anxiety. When we’re staring at a blank screen or empty canvas, we’re pressured to do something that’s never been done before. And we can...

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Why Music Education Is Vital For All Students 

September 5, 2023

Despite what your parents may have told you to discourage you from pursuing a career as a rockstar, music education is vital. Even if you never had any musical aspirations.  Unfortunately, music is one of the first subjects to get cut from conventional education curriculums. This is in response to schools jockeying to get high...

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Every Dance Has a Story

August 22, 2023

It should come as no surprise that every dance has a story. After all, dance is a form of art. And all art grows from a narrative. What you might be surprised to learn, however, is that there are also some pretty involved stories behind some of the most seemingly simplistic dances.  Affranchi Like the...

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Are There Stages of the Creative Process?

August 8, 2023

Given the elusive nature of the creative muse, it might seem silly to consider whether there are stages of the creative process. After all, it’s cool to romanticize art as this mysterious sort of amorphous entity that descends upon the creatively inclined.  But who’s being silly now? Yes, every artist interacts with, processes, and produces...

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