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  • The Light Factory Offers Scholarships for Emerging Photographers[More]
    The Light Factory has a limited number of scholarship opportunities for students demonstrating genuine interest, dedication and promise within the field of photography and/or education.  Scholarships are open to high school students, University students, and adults.  Click here to learn more.  
  • 12th Congressional District HS Art Competition[More]
    High School students in the 12th Congressional District are invited to enter the annual 12th Congressional District High School Art Competition.  Students will be competing for a $3000 scholarship, air fare to Washington, DC, and the chance to have their work hung in the nation's capital.   All artwork is due at Congresswoman Alma Adams' office by April 4th.  For more information, click here.
  • Teacher PD Available - Teaching Arts to Students with Disabilities[More]
    Arts Access, Inc. will present a one-day workshop for teaching artists, arts educators, and general education classroom teachers led by Jaehn Clare on strategies for including children of all abilities in arts education activities. This workshop will be held at the ASC office in Uptown Charlotte on April 30th.  The cost is $20 per person (lunch is included).  Click here to learn more and to register.
  • Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Wins Choreography Award[More]
    Wolf Trap Teaching Artist, Sarah Council, has been selected as the NCDA/NCDF New Works Award recipient.  Sarah will receive financial support for the creation and performance of her work in progress, Dislocated which will be performed later this year.  Read more about Sarah, the award, and Dislocated
  • Wolf Trap Artist Chosen for New Initiative[More]
    Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is expanding one of their core programs called Small Bites!Only four Teaching Artists were selected to go to Vienna, Virginia for Small Bites! training by a Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist.  We are proud to announce that our nominee, Camerin Watson, was selected for participation in this program.  Read more...
  • Local Teacher Writes Book[More]

    Pre-K teacher Antoinette McDonald has written a delightful book titled Lunch Time. Ms. McDonald is a Pre-K teacher at Kidz R Fun #2 and participated in a Wolf Trap residency last semester. If you are interesting in purchasing a copy, it is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

  • NCDEO to Hold First Conference in February[More]

    NCDEO’s (North Carolina Dance Education Organization) first conference will take place February 27, 2016 at UNC-Greensboro. On-site registration will be available starting at 8:00am followed by a welcome session at 8:30am. There will be four sessions offering a variety of classes and panels. A closing session and award ceremony will wrap up the conference from 4:00-5:00pm.  See the NCDEO website for more info. 

  • Attention HS Seniors! Arts Scholarship Available![More]

    The Kenneth Koch Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of CMS Theatre Arts Teacher Ken Koch.  It is a $500 scholarship presented to graduating CMS seniors who enroll and are accepted into a secondary education program focusing on performing arts, fine arts or arts education.  Applications for the scholarship can be obtained by visiting the website

  • NEA Releases Research on Arts & Early Childhood[More]
    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has just released new research on the arts and early childhood development.  In their first years, children experience rapid and important emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. What role do the arts play in early childhood development? The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation: A Literature Review and Gap-Analysis (2000-2015) looks at research on how the arts affect young children from birth to age eight. 
  • New Federal K-12 Education Bill Signed Into Law[More]
    On December 10th, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law.  This bill which will be enacted in 2017, provides new opportunities for arts education in schools.  Continue reading...

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Puppet Play Sparks the Imagination

Pre-K teachers who completed a Wolf Trap classroom residency during fall semester gathered on January 14th to reflect on their experiences and to share new strategies learned from their Wolf Trap Teaching Artists.  The professional development focus for the day was puppetry.

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