Teaching the Arts Classically

art-classically-2Parents and tutors who meticulously research their Latin curricula, devise brilliant reading programs, and accumulate terrific materials for math and science may still find themselves floundering when it comes to teaching the Fine Arts.

For reasons that include a lack of confidence and gaps in their own background, many tell me they find teaching the appreciation and history of art, music, architecture, dance, and theater to be a daunting path.

We will address this problem in our Spring conference Teaching the Arts Classically: an Exploration of Beauty, which will convene Saturday, May 13, 2017, right here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Working together with other speakers, including Dr. Matthew Post of the University of Dallas, we’ll be digging into the rationale, pedagogy, and aesthetics of a classical approach to the Fine Arts.

I’ll begin the day with a plenary address (A Classical Approach to Artistic Literacy) that raises the alarm of artistic illiteracy in our culture. Then we’ll have break-out sessions devoted to architecture, poetry, art history, and the moral connection between beauty and art. After a lively lunch, which will be provided, the afternoon will begin with a musical performance, followed by a workshop on sacred music, and conclude with a panel discussion

We’d love to have you join us for the day. Click here to learn more about the program, speakers, and early-bird registration. Tell your friends, post to your lists, and let’s build an on-going community of educators and lovers of learning who understand that the Fine Arts are not an elective, not a frill, but a cherished treasure of our Western Culture.

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