Arts Afield: Feeling a Little Exposed

By Angela Watson Why are arts field trips important? We load up kids by the hundreds on buses and take them away from their schools. A 1 to 2 hour field trip takes half a day once you account for loading, unloading, and travel time. Teachers have to get subs to cover...

UofA NEA Lab Presentation at AEFP 2018 Conference

Doctoral Fellow Heidi Holmes Erickson presented our first year results from the Woodruff Arts Center study, The Effects of Multiple Art Experiences on Long term Social Emotional Outcomes of Urban Elementary Students, at the Association for Education Finance and Policy...

Arts Afield: Cut It Out!

By Angela Watson On a recent visit to the High Museum of Art at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center, I had the pleasure of visiting with a volunteer docent who was a recently retired art teacher from the Atlanta area public school system. I was there to observe their...