San Diego Youth Symphony Community Opus Project Concert – May 2011

The value of the Arts is measured in so many dimensions. The San Diego Youth Symphony Community Opus Project concert held at Castle Park Middle School provided inspiration to community members, family, and the students. The students engagement, decrease in drop-out rates, increase in better...

Science, art combine to reproduce paintings from the past

Using laser and nanotechnology, scientists in Chicago have been able to go back in time and uncover how masterpieces from artists like Homer and Van Gogh might have looked like when they were first painted. Ben Gruber reports. ...

Arts Education, Creativity and Innovation: Ana Luisa Cardona

Ana Luisa Cardona is an independent consultant in the arts, education, and creativity. She served as the Michigan Department of Education's Arts Education Consultant where she provided leadership in arts education curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the past 13 years. Founding president of NEA funded...

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds 'strandbeests' from yellow plastic tubing that is readily available in his native Holland. The graceful creatures evolve over time as Theo adapts their designs to harness the wind more efficiently. They are powered only by the wind and...

Developing Right Brain Thinking

The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit will change the way you look at your life. If you want to change your life, you have to do something different. Whitney Ferre’ shares her incredible journey from non-artist to art center owner! With no...

The Art and Science of Renzo Piano

For architect Renzo Piano, the building site is a magical place where the art of construction takes place. He calls his office the Building Workshop, acknowledging the birthplace of his designs in respect to their final outcome: a structure. Ambivalent about tradition, he sees creation...

Science Storms Artistically Delivered

Some of the best examples of dynamic learning happen outside of school. At the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the "Science Storms" installation captures the sensorial, experiential joy that children discover in science. At the ground level, the space is anchored by an...