Northwest Teaching Artist Network: Professional development event

May 7, 2019

Northwest Teaching Artist Network (NWTAN) invites you to a join them for peer-led professional development and networking, hosted on June 20. NWTAN is a community of teaching artists and professionals in the field, working together to share resources, opportunities, and best practices to empower each other as we bring art to our communities. This half […]

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SHIFT Presents: House of the Absurd

March 4, 2019

SHIFT: an experiment in fashion design is back! For newcomers, SHIFT is The Right Brain Initiative’s cornerstone fundraiser and fashion design competition. Makers of all ages and skill levels are invited to submit garments made from nontraditional and found materials. Each piece displays inventive form, style and a creative juxtaposition—shifting the materials from their original […]

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Culturally Relevant Critical Thinking

February 6, 2019

By Mariam Higgins “Asalaam alaikum (peace be with you),” whispered politely the seventh grader in the beaded headscarf.  She had sidled up to me after her social studies teacher and I had wrapped up an arts integration lesson on Hinduism for their world religions unit using observational thinking strategy.  She shyly asked where I was from, I […]

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