So my oldest son is going into middle school.
And like his weirdo parents,
he's less of a math/science kid
and more of an artsy creative kid.
So we've been looking for a school that'll
embrace his creative side.
there are very few schools that
push the arts.
Sure, there are schools that stress
Every school has a
But barely any art classes.
'art on a cart'
teacher might come in once a week.
But even that's disappearing.
While playing an instrument
or acting in a play is a wonderful thing...
how many of those students go on to a career
in music or acting?
I'd like to argue that more careers might come out of
visual arts training.
and let's not forget the
poor saps who get into
Perhaps teaching visual art
is more subjective than
teaching music or acting?
Perhaps a play or a concert is
considered more of a big ticket school event
than an art show?
Everybody likes when their kids make art when they're young
So why are we chasing them away
from it so early?
one of the schools in our area has some amazing
performing arts magnet programs and
is just starting a visual arts program.
kids need to present a portfolio
of their work.
There's even a place on the application
to include the URL for their online
portfolio if they have one!
I don't even have an online portfolio!
So we've been compiling some of my son's work
and having him work with an art tutor to help him
create some new pieces to show.
And he's kinda kickin' butt.
Check it out:
Sooper proud dad over here!