Seattle Arts Education Consortium: Powerful Learning Through the Arts
As the advocacy project of award-winning, documentary filmmakers Brian Quist and Karen Hirsch and six arts education organizations in King County, Washington, “Powerful Learning through the Arts” speaks to the tremendous impact of arts learning – an aesthetic, dynamic body of work that invites us to take risks, think critically, trust uncertainty, imagine possibilities and persist.
Watch how engaged, inspired learning happens in the classrooms of these organizations as students and teaching artists practice and model creative habits of mind. Featuring classroom footage and interviews from some of the nation’s arts education experts, this film sheds light on an undervalued field that has had enormous impact on the youth it has touched. The film offers us a potent tool to shift the perception of what quality education is all about.
Come witness what arts education can do, and ask yourself as you’re watching: Could this type of learning happen in every classroom?
To purchase a copy of the high definition DVD, complete with a discussion guide and further engagement opportunities, please visit the Corps Store at http://store.artscorps.org.
Eric Booth (National consultant and expert teaching artist through The Lincoln Center Institute and Julliard School), Lisa Fitzhugh (Arts Corps’ Founder and Executive Director), Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Seattle Art Museum’s Deputy Director or Education and Public Programs), Steve Seidel (Harvard University’s Project Zero Director)
FEATURED EDUCATORS AND TEACHING ARTISTS
Lauren Atkinson (visual arts teaching artist), Jay McMillan (5th grade teacher, St. Therese School), Michael Place (theatre teaching artist), Arturo Rodriguez (music teaching artist), Stacy Stark (1st and 2nd grade teacher, Orca School)
The SEATTLE ARTS EDUCATION CONSORTIUM presents
“Powerful Learning through the Arts”
A Global Griot Production
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Lisa Fitzhugh
DIRECTOR, EDITOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER Brian Quist
PRODUCER Karen Hirsch
FILM ASSOCIATE Aisha Mitchell
GAFFER Erik Vilinskas
SOUND MIXER Carl Bishop
NARRATOR Christina Twu
SEATTLE ARTS EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
Arts Corps, Coyote Central, Powerful Schools, Seattle Center Academy, The Nature Consortium and Youth in Focus
to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs for their generous support of the Seattle Arts Education Consortium