fine arts

What We Desire For Our Graduates

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm Fine Arts Session Recording How are we doing as CCE Arts Educators as we send one class after another out into the world with one of our diplomas? In this panel discussion, we will take a sober and hopeful look at our “product,” and consider such questions as: What kind of student of the Arts do we want to send… Read More »What We Desire For Our Graduates

Ideas for Effective Arts Teaching Under COVID-19 Realities

Friday, June 26 | 2:30-3:15pm Fine Arts Session Recording This conference, daily routines, summer plans — and teaching in the Arts this fall: all these have been massively upended by the COVID pandemic. What are we to do as teachers of some of the most embodied, real-time, shared-space, living, breathing classes in the curriculum? This patio session will be a forum for idea-sharing as we… Read More »Ideas for Effective Arts Teaching Under COVID-19 Realities

Teaching Music Classically: What Does This Mean?

Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm Fine Arts Session Recording Should music instruction in a classical school look different from its counterpart in progressive public schools? The ancients believed that music was an important aspect of a free man’s education. In the Reformation of the sixteenth century, music was specially regarded as a vehicle for Christian formation and was taught accordingly. Music education in American public… Read More »Teaching Music Classically: What Does This Mean?

Interdisciplinary Connections in CCE: the Arts can lead the way!

Friday, June 26 | 10:30-11:15am Fine Arts Session Recording Most of the structures within which we continue to do education presuppose separated, siloed areas of study. But that is not at the heart of the Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences tradition! How can the Arts not only thrive in cross-disciplinary endeavors, but actually lead the way within your school in showing how interconnected, multi-layered CCE… Read More »Interdisciplinary Connections in CCE: the Arts can lead the way!

Welcoming All and Pursuing Excellence

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm Fine Arts Session Recording What does confidence in each person’s imago dei give to us as Arts Educators? Does recognizing each student as a “creative” necessarily mean that we jettison all standards of excellence? How is it possible – essential, even – to live and teach in this dynamic tension of welcoming all and aiming for real beauty, real excellence?… Read More »Welcoming All and Pursuing Excellence

Loving the Hard Stuff: Raising up young artists with a prophetic voice

Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm Fine Arts Session Recording The Arts in CCE are too often expected to be benign, smilingly decorative, color-coordinated with the couch or family-friendly down to the Pre-K show-attendees. Have we lost our God-ordained prophetic edge? How can we effectively dig deeper, raise hard issues, ask tough questions without losing our audience? What does “age appropriate” mean? Could our students go… Read More »Loving the Hard Stuff: Raising up young artists with a prophetic voice

The Arts are so extra! Really? Sound thinking about the Arts in CCE

Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am Fine Arts Session Recording Arts practitioners – and ‘most everyone else – are used to thinking of the Arts as ancillary, fringe/frill, decorative, expendable. Does that view square with a truly Christian Classical understanding of education? If we think wrongly about the importance and place of the Arts in God’s world, we will have launched down a deservedly diminished track… Read More »The Arts are so extra! Really? Sound thinking about the Arts in CCE