An Indianapolis tea shop has created a custom blend, loose-leaf tea to help support arts education. HoiTea ToiTea, located in Broad Ripple Village, offers tea blending classes, a cafe, and unique loose-leaf teas. The local business sells Nelson’s Teas, including our custom Any Given Child Indy blend: PB & Jams. A portion of each sale of this peanut-butter-and-jelly-flavored tea will directly support arts education in Indianapolis elementary schools through Any Given Child Indy. Click here to purchase your tea today to support arts education!
The Indy Arts Educator Network, a group of local arts educators, met during National Arts in Education Week to share updates about their arts organizations’ education efforts. Representatives from Arts for Learning, Butler Arts Center, Indiana Historical Society, Nickel Plate Arts, Paige’s Music, Indianapolis Public Schools, and the Arts Council of Indianapolis were all in attendance. The meeting took place at Edison School of the Arts, one of the nine Any Given Child Indy schools. After a presentation about Edison School of the Arts by principal Nathan Tuttle and updates from each arts educator, the group went on a guided tour of the school. The tour featured the school’s professional dance room and black box theatre; vast visual arts, instrumental music, and vocal music rooms; and even the school’s chickens and learning farm. Seeing the work of the magnet arts school first-hand was a great experience for arts educators during National Arts in Education Week!
To kick off National Arts in Education Week in Indianapolis, we are announcing our nine 2017-18 Any Given Child Indy schools and highlighting their Arts in Education Week events!
The nine schools who will participate in the first year of Any Given Child Indy are:
- Clarence Farrington School #61
- Edison School of the Arts #47
- Eliza A. Blaker School #55
- George S. Buck SChool #94
- James Russell Lowell School #51
- James Whitcomb Riley School #43
- Ralph Waldo Emerson School #58
- Tindley Genesis Elementary
- Washington Irving School #14
Many of our Any Given Child Indy schools have planned events to celebrate National Arts in Education Week. Read below to see what each school has planned for this week!
In honor of the upcoming National Arts in Education Week, two outstanding educators were honored with the Larry Hurt Excellence in Arts Education ARTI. The awards were presented at the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ 2017 Start With Art Luncheon on September 1. The 2017 Arts Education ARTI Award winners are Jeremy Mallov and Margarita Garcia, elementary school art teachers in Lawrence Township.
Jeremy Mallov, Amy Beverland Elementary
Jeremy Mallov is an elementary school art educator who utilizes his gifts as both a talented artist and highly effective teacher to make a positive impact on children. He facilitates learning through a detailed and structured art curriculum encompassing creativity, art appreciation, and art history and he creates cross-curricular learning opportunities by collaborating with classroom teachers. Beyond the typical drawing, molding clay, painting, and other art activities, Jeremy encourages students to use non-traditional materials and even junk to create unique art sculptures that decorate the hallways of the school. In the nomination, his principal said, “He is more than an arts educator. He is a valuable member of the culture and climate at Amy Beverland Elementary. He is a creative artist, an empowering educator, and a role model in our learning community.”
Margarita Garcia, Forest Glen Elementary School
Margarita Garcia has been an elementary school art teacher at Forest Glen Elementary School for two years. In that short time, she has managed to transform the look of the school through displays of student artwork, making the environment much more child-centered and inviting. She is an advocate for her students and works each and every day to ensure the best success for each of them. She meets students outside of class, runs clubs afterschool, teaches art to staff, spends time educating parents, and much more. The principal of Forest Glen said, “Her positive outlook on life along with her ability to find ways to work harmoniously with administrators and teachers make her an asset to Forest Glen. I can’t really find words to describe her abilities, creativity, and dedication to teaching art to children. She is an exemplar of integrity, service, and leadership and an inspiration to all students.”
Tuesday, September 12
- 10am, Indianapolis Arts Educator Network meeting at Edison School of the Arts, RSVP required
- 6pm, Gallery Tour: “The Unspoken Word” with Bonnie Stahlecker at Clowes Memorial Hall, free event
- 7pm, Workshop: Writing by Genre – Demystifying the Writing Experience at Clowes Memorial Hall, registration required
Wednesday, September 13
- 3pm, Any Given Child Indy Governing Council meeting, RSVP required
- 5pm, Workshop: The Design Charrette at Clowes Memorial Hall, registration required
- 6pm, Professional Development Workshop with Lori Desautels at Arts for Learning, ticket required
Thursday, September 14
- 3pm, Any Given Child Indy All-Committees public meeting at the Indianapolis Art Center, RSVP required
- 6:30pm, Jams: Perspectives in Arts Education at the Indianapolis Art Center, free event
Saturday, September 16
- 3pm, IUPUI JAZZConNEXT | 3 Bands @ INDYJAZZFEST at IUPUI Campus Center, free event
To add your organization’s event to the calendar or ask questions about any of the above events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.