Archive for February, 2012
I understand; I hear you. There is no room for another social media ANYTHING in your life. However, if you have your own vision board, are an artist, dancer, musician, art teacher, classroom teacher, Food Network lover, watch The Nate Berkus Show, or consider yourself to be a diy guru, please reconsider. Pinterest is here. And if you still have reservations, just take a look at Ruby (photo). She is a tiny creative soul and just learned to use Pinterest… and she’s three. If you can click your mouse, you can Pinterest.
Pinterest land includes visual boards displaying photos, quotes, recipes and art projects, and they are quickly at hand. What else does it have? Ideas for your kitchen creations to book recommendations to things that make you go, “Aha!”
So it was without hesitation to create a Pinterest account for our a.r.t.-ists. As a former classroom teacher, I always loved the opportunity to visit another school. Just by walking through the hallways and/or popping into a classroom, there were always ideas I walked away with. Bulletin board titles, organizational ideas, picture book recommendations, you name it. My little notebook was out of my bag, and I would be jotting down feverishly as I looked like a newspaper reporter. As educators, as artists, sharing and collaboration are key.
You can be so lazy on Pinterest that you can simply pin and pin and pin without typing a thing; only clicking your mouse is needed. However, if you would like to create your own titles and/or add notes to pins, you are welcome to.
Here are the current a.r.t. boards on Pinterest:
books worth reading
On a side note, our annual a.r.t. benefit concert (year number three) will be Saturday, May 19. (It continues to fall on the Saturday before Memorial Day.) If you have suggestions for bands and/or locations, we have started planning and welcome your input. E-mail us at email@example.com.
In addition, we eagerly look forward to the artists at The Alliance School completing their AWE (Artists Working in Education) projects. The projects will be shared very soon and will include 6-word novels woven with music and video. Check the facebook wall and/or website for updates.
The spring will be a busy one for a.r.t., and we look forward to seeing both old and new faces.
Dance and love,
Christina M. Ratatori, a.r.t.’s founding director