What is Arts Education for--a blog post by Rudy Crew

By Richard Kessler
This post is a quote on the meaning of arts education, from Rudy Crew, former school superintendent in New York City, Tacoma, and Miami Dade:

....to create an environment in which they find themselves as beings artists in a bigger world. Where their own personality, their own capacity, their own learning ability is like a brush, and they can paint a new democracy if they really apply themselves to it."
December 3, 2008 6:36 AM | | Comments (1) |


Interesting. I've never seen arts education as a means to create artists, in whatever metaphorical sense being used.

I'm sure I've said this before in other comments (it's my wee soapbox on the matter) but I see arts education as a means of expression and communication - things we all need to know how to do. And in some genres it's a way to learn how to work as a team, to build self confidence and to think independently. All of this is accomplished in the arts.

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