This year will be the third time the Jewish Community Center has played host to a civic discussion in the Indy Talks series. “Art Matters – The Whys and Hows of Art in Schools” will take place on October 29th at 7pm with a panel featuring Matt Tulley (Indy Star) Glenda Ritz (State Superintendent) and Jason Kloth (Deputy Mayor for Education) and a civic discussion following.
This discussion is particularly relevant to Art With a Heart and we are honored to have been invited to facilitate a table discussion. Here are some questions that have been posed for the discussion:
- What is art?
- Why does art matter for children?
- What were your personal experiences with art as a child and how have those experiences impacted you?
- What would a school look like in which art is integrated to a maximum extent?
- What does art teach kids about themselves?
- What are examples of art successfully integrating with education?
- What changes would you like to see in the realm of arts and education?
With 45 minutes for conversation we can’t possibly get a good discussion on all these issues so we will be posting them on our social media each day leading up to the discussion in order to hear the opinions of our followers in the community.