One man paints a wall standing on a crane, another man holds a paint roller

Mending Walls in K-12: We Need to Talk, We Need to Make

What happens when artists from different backgrounds come together to discuss societal issues and create joint public artworks addressing them? Mending Walls RVA is an ongoing public art project in Richmond, Virginia started by Hamilton Glass. It connects artists from different cultures to speak openly […]

A group of students work on a mosaic on a table

Arts-Integrated Scientific Fieldwork

The world is integrated, cross-curricular, and experiential. Thus, it is logical, natural, and beneficial for students to learn in the same way. To truly prepare students for their futures as engaged participants in society, this type of instruction should be the norm. From 2011-2012, a […]

Hands building out of cardboard

Students at Work: Building Bridges

Peter Culley, international architect and the founder and director of Spatial Affairs Bureau (UK and US) opened the 2016 Joan Oates Institute with a look at architecture and design through model-making. The hands-on making process was intended to stimulate design-thinking as educators used model building […]