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Painting the Apple on the Table

I am the son of an artist. As is the case for many artists, creating artifacts rarely pays the bills, but teaching art does, hence, I am the son of an art teacher: an artist who taught his skills instead of plying his wares.   Being the art teacher at our local public...
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The Shape of a Sonnet

        Before reading the following article, please read this sonnet out loud:                       Sonnet 18 By William Shakespeare   Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And...
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The Transformative Powers of Memoria: It’s Not Just About Memorization

    Translated from Latin, memoria literally means “memory.” That seems simple enough, but what does it really mean as the fourth Canon of Rhetoric? The first three are Invention, Arrangement, and Elocution; the fifth is Presentation or Delivery. We practice the Five...
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Classical Education and the Artsy Kid

by Elizabeth Morales   “Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”  ~Rabindranath Tagore   The pursuit of classical education is to seek the good, the true, and the beautiful. I heard this saying all through my high school years in...
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Is Musical Literacy Important?

There are few things quite so exhilarating as imparting the gifts of literacy, imagination, and creativity to the freshmen who take Foundations of Musical Skill with me. It opens the world for them to explore anything from Bach to the Beatles (but definitely not Bieber...
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