Arts in Education 2015/2016 Season

With the new school year fast approaching, have you considered how you will engage your students in lively and fun arts activities?

From the Black Violin’s merger of hip hop and classical music to the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Doktor KaBoom’s exploration of the fundamentals of electrical energy, we have something for everyone!

For more information, please view our 2015/2016 brochure below.

We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our shows!

School Time Series Teaching Artist Program

With National Arts in Education Week fast approaching (September 13-19, 2015), we are proud to announce that our School Time Series Teaching Artist Program has been featured in the New York State School Boards Association’s On Board. Arts Common Core from OB 7-20-15 Digital Edition (1)

“In Westchester County, Teaching Artists Aid Students in Common Core Push” – New York Times

The New York Times published an article about Arts In Education on April 4th and we couldn’t be more excited! Journalist Tammy La Gorce visited a second grade class at George M. Davis Elementary School while teaching-artist Galit Sperling “flopped, flailed, and chopped air” with the students.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/nyregion/in-purchase-area-teaching-artists-aid-students-in-common-core-push.html?_r=0

Ángel Franco/The New York Times

While in the classroom at George M. Davis, La Gorce got to see teaching-artist Galit Sperling in action. By going to the classroom, teaching-artists encourage students to express themselves in a variety of ways, and with Galit, it was with movement. Galit and the students tapped into their imaginations and had fun- all while learning as a precursor to the show. In this particular exercise, La Gorce found that creating an environment of pure imagination and expression helped the students with critical thinking and problem solving.

La Gorce also visited with Arts In Education Programming Manager, Seth Soloway and Education Manager Ian Driver.

By the 2016-17 school year, Mr. Soloway and Ian Driver, education manager for Arts in Education, hope to extend their reach to at least 15 schools within an hour’s bus ride of Purchase.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/nyregion/in-purchase-area-teaching-artists-aid-students-in-common-core-push.html?_r=0

Ángel Franco/The New York Times

Arts In Education’s goals look like they’re on the way to being achieved.

14-15 Brochure!

Discover. Enlighten. Engage      

At The Performing Arts Center we believe that our audience’s experience begins long before you enter our theaters and continues long after the last curtain call. Indeed, a single spark, ignited by a thrilling encounter with a live performance or a gifted artist, can inspire a lifelong passion for the arts. That is why this season we deepen our commitment to provide a fully immersive educational experience through world class performances and active engagement.

We are proud to announce that for the first time this season we offer pre-show visits for selected events. Specially trained Teaching Artist that will lead students through a fun, educational and engaging introduction to our performances.  

And that’s not all!– active engagement continues after the performance with new exciting opportunities to enhance the selected events through post-show workshops with the artists. And finally, our nationally recognized in-school Neighborhood Bridges program, and our legendary day of PAWS: Performing Arts Workshops for Secondary Schools, will lead  students into an ever deeper personal relationship with the arts.

2014-15. A year of discovery. Come and be engaged, check out our 14-15 Brochure and CLICK on the link below:

http://issuu.com/purchasepac/docs/arts-in-education-2014-2015-brochur

For more information about our Arts in Education programs please call 914 251 6232

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Center!

Arts @ The Core

Arts @ The Core

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As a valued partner in our education work, we take great pride in sharing this announcement with you. NYSAAE’s work is vital to the health and development of arts learning in our state and we highly recommend this event as another way to explore the arts curriculum, the Common Core and the future of arts learning as a whole.

NYSAAE is providing a special $30 discount to PAC teachers ($10 off the regular price). Please click on regular Registration fee of $40. Then, enter the discount code of “TPAC2014” when prompted.

Thanks. I hope to see you there!

Ian Driver