My sixth graders on the outskirts of the Yavapai-Apache reservation in Camp Verde, Arizona had just read a passage of a Sherman Alexie novel on belonging, when a hand shot up and asked: “Ms. Novoselick, what is your tribe?”
I joined Living Arts nine years ago, after contributing to “El Arte Alliance” as a teaching artist, program manager, and then director, for twelve years prior. “El Arte” was a passionate coalition of schools, teachers, arts organizations and artists which became Living Arts’ school-based arts education division when El Arte merged with Living Arts in 2008. The merger was based on the hope that re-inventing Living Arts would ensure the long-lasting positive impact of both El Arte’s school-based programs and Living Arts’ out-of-school programs. Our hope has definitely come to fruition!
Since I was very little, I’ve understood how important it is for families to share experiences in the arts.
Our SPOT instructor Maggie McGuire talks about the creativity of our Teen Open Studios!
Living Arts' Teaching Artist and Choreographer shares his experience taking our Fever Dance Hip Hop Troupe to the World Championships!