ART IS… is an arts education program that was established at Rooftop School in 2006-2007 school year with a study of artist Ruth Asawa. The program uses works of art to provide an inexhaustible resource for exploration, reflection and understanding. The program actively engages students, supports learning across the curriculum, and builds critical thinking skills through “hands-on” art making, reflection and research.
ART IS… brought works of art (music, dance, theater and visual art, with a focus on multicultural work) to all Rooftop students and develop partnerships between teachers, teaching artists, arts organizations and art parents to develop integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum that will support learning for all students.
These arts education websites were created to assist teachers, parents and students in their classroom study.