Archive: Arts Education News

  1. Shaping lives; Clay artist shares decades of expertise, discovery

    By Melanie Tucker, –  If you ask Annamaria Gundlach, she will tell you clay and children go together like peanut butter and jelly. She ought to know. She’s been teaching both children and adults for about a quarter century. This past week, Gundlach was at Mary Blount Elementary School and got the opportunity to […]

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  2. Variations On A Theme: How One Elementary School Cultivates Community Through Arts Integration

    From Christine Hughes, Music Specialist, Bartlett City Schools, and Apple Teacher – Bartlett Elementary School, nestled in a suburb of the greater Memphis, Tennessee area, has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence dating back to the early 1900s. Recent grant funding from Tennessee Arts Commission Arts 360 has done wonders to elevate teaching and learning at this […]

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  3. Register Your School for POL

    Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this year’s statewide competition From Meredith Callis, Tennessee’s Poetry Out Loud State Coordinator –  Poetry Out Loud offers all high school students the opportunity to participate in a national competition while teaching them meaningful engagement with poetry and public speaking skills. The competition begins at the classroom level to select […]

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  4. 2019 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards: Call for Nominations

    From Anne Mancuso, Intern, Education Programs & Productions, The Kennedy Center – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is accepting nominations for the 2019 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. This series of annual $10,000 grants recognizes inspiring teachers across the United States.  The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th […]

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  5. Participate in Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

    By Lane Douglas, Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest is a unique FREE contest that combines art, science and conservation put on by the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. At the following link is more specific information about the contest, a correlated curriculum and entry forms for the contest.​ Free program […]

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  6. Tennessee High School Students Invited to Enter 2019 TN Poetry Out Loud Competition

    Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator The Tennessee Arts Commission invites all Tennessee public, private, and homeschool high school students to join the 2019 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud (POL) program. Students memorize and recite the works of classic and contemporary poets in a fun classroom competition. Each school will select a school winner who […]

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  7. Pegram Elementary could become fine arts magnet school. Here’s what that means.

    From Kelly Fisher, The Tennessean – Cheatham County School officials are considering whether to turn Pegram Elementary into a fine arts institution in hopes of boosting its enrollment. Director of Schools Cathy Beck said the school board wouldn’t see a detailed plan until about January. If approved, Pegram Elementary would become a fine-arts magnet school beginning in […]

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