Why the Arts Matter in STEM Education

My tour of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) grade school in Akron, Ohio, serves as my launching point for a look at arts education--and the effort to add an A for arts to make STEAM--in a guest post I wrote for Artist Think. This thought-provoking blog is produced by visual artist, writer, and …

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What Defines an Artist? Self-Taught vs. Trained

What defines an artist? Is it the production of a creative work? Is it the result of training in the craft? These questions were on my mind over a holiday break as I toured the American Visionary Art Museum at Baltimore, Maryland's Inner Harbor. All of the works displayed in the museum are from self-taught …

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