Integrating the Arts in Education

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At the beginning of the school year we began a Visual Arts program at Balanced Life Skills. There is no doubt in my mind that visual and performing arts is important to students of all ages. There are some students who connect with those far more than with physical activity, and I believe to reach them with our message of creating peace in our lives and building character can be done better with the visual arts.

I am impressed with some of the work our students are doing in that line including one of our black belts, Hannah Geib, who has written a play on bully prevention and is taking classes at the community college on creative writing and film. We have another student, Allison Wood, who is a student in the arts program in the public schools system.   She did a great job on the lead in a play that I saw recently. Others in our school also have great abilities in those areas.

Recently the program at Bates was highlighted by a national group, Edutopia. Here is the video that they posted. Integrating arts in the education of our children is very good.  Please check out our Visual Arts or Martial Arts.  We are looking for teachers in all of these categories.  Do you have a skill that you would like to share with Balanced Life Skills Students?

Balanced Life Skills Visual Arts is coming!

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Our goals for the next few years is to have a martial arts, visual arts and performing arts as a part of our programs, reaching children where they are, building character, confidence and contribution.  Here is our first program in the visual arts – ART IN MIND – developed and presented by Jen Selby, black belt candidate 2013.  Please JOIN us on February 18 for a preview.  Invite your friends to be a part of a revolution for all students.  CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW THE PREVIEW WENT FOR THE ART IN MIND CLASS