Art IS Education
Art IS Education is an annual, month-long showcase of arts learning in Alameda County schools and community sites.
Each March, during National Arts Education Month, schools and communities present student learning through workshops for youth and families at schools, libraries and community sites. These events showcase the power of the arts in learning, building understanding of the importance of arts for every child, in every school, every day. Students share the process through which they have learned new skills, solved problems, taken risks, and persisted through obstacles, in order to express their ideas through art.
OUR BELIEF STATEMENT
We believe that the core value and purpose of the educational system is to build a healthy and equitable society. Education should create and provide equitable opportunities for students to become healthy, knowledgeable citizens - conscious, informed, respectful and engaged - who are prepared to deal with and influence change, and contribute to a diverse, interdependent, community. Schools provide learning environments for students to see what is, to imagine what's possible, and to develop tools and life skills that dispel ignorance.