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.

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.

Ángel Franco/The New York Times

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