You may have heard of one of our most incredible programs, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes of “Inside Arts?” Read along as reporter Allison Stone, of Sky Blue Window, covers the work we are doing inside juvenile detention centers throughout the state. Full article available here.
Arts for Learning proposes that teaching classes like this takes a platform students are already interested in – video games and computers, technology – and turns it into a logical, problem-solving activity. Digital game design integrates art, music, movement, algebra, science, and language arts together for a practical application – creating a video game with characters, objectives, rules, and levels. By using open source software, students can return to the activity even after the workshop has ended. It is an avenue to both engage kids creatively and to help them develop a further literacy with technology and computers.