Creativity, Community and Common Ground

Contributed by Pat Quinn
A definition of Creativity:
Creativity is the ability to produce something new through imaginative skill, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic objects or form. The term generally refers to a richness of ideas and originality of thinking. Psychological studies of highly creative people […]

Does Learning Art Make You Smart?

We think so. We believe it so much we are starting our first impactful partnership with Edwardsville Community Unit District 7. With this move we intend to bolster arts learning in the Edwardsville community, directly with our students, but with teachers, parents and the whole community.

In an article from Science Daily, they report “Although “there […]

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Is it possible to channel a kid’s creativity?

Contributed by Tona Arth-Rowett

I’m a new stepmom. This is really cool, because I never thought I’d get the opportunity to parent, and now in my 40’s, I’m opened to a whole new world of experiences. The kids are 5 and 12, so my experiences are on a pretty broad spectrum.

One of the aspects of children […]

Where will creativity lead you?

Contributed by Steve Hartman, EAC Board Member

Steve Jobs died yesterday. He will be missed, and never forgotten. You all know who he is. Because of his vision, you may even be reading this on a device designed and produced because of him. But his death gives me pause to dwell on his importance, and […]