Artistic engagement—whether it be dancing, drawing, playing music, or acting—yields benefits far beyond the sheer enjoyment of creation. In this issue, we explore the role of Arts in Education from many angles. In addition to insightful articles from Oak Meadow's art and music faculty, several talented Oak Meadow students (and their parents) share how art shapes their lives and their learning. We offer a glimpse into our two new art courses for high school students, and share a delightful craft that will make a magical addition to anyone's stocking. We hope you find artistic inspiration throughout these pages.
We invite you to take a break from your busy day and settle back to enjoy this issue of Living Education. As always, we look forward to your feedback and ideas, so stay in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you a lovely, heart-filled holiday season!
From all of us at Oak Meadow
Clockwise from top left: photo of window flowers by Orianna Bowden, freshman, for Oak Meadow photography class; Maranda Jory-Geiger, junior, performing at American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive; Zlatomir Fung, freshman, performing at the Heifetz International Performing Institute; digital illustration by recent Oak Meadow graduate, Geannina Gutierrez.