This week, my wife and I attended a Valentine's one act dinner theater put on by the students in the Eureka Springs High School drama department. Students served dinner and then performed, to a packed house. It was a comedy about relationships and dating and very funny. The acting was REALLY good. Timing between lines was meticulously rehearsed. And when parents turn out in force to support their children's performances, administrators get a glimpse of what parents and enthusiastic kids know to be really important in school. It is called learning first hand.
Last night we had a board meeting for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts and were working to develop a strategy for getting corporate interest and involvement in the arts. Once again, basic pedagogy applies.
Move from the concrete to the abstract.The first necessity is to bring human resource directors and corporate CEO's onto the campus to witness first hand the kinds of personal transformation that takes place when their own hands are creatively engaged in crafting, and making. Make, fix, create. Share what you learn and thus transform the universe, one man, one woman, one student, one child at a time.
Today I am taking a break from the wood shop and taking beauty shots of cabinets for the book.