My son's school uses art in it's various teaching curricula. They use dance motions, music, and visual art in the process of teaching the children math, science, social studies, language arts, etc. Part of this emphasis on the arts includes an "Artist in Residence" program. This year there were a couple of artists that came in to the schools to demonstrate and teach the children what they do. My son's grade had an African muscian teaching the African drumming and dancing. Parents were invited to come to the school to observe the children's lessons with the artist. The children seemed to enjoy the change of pace from their normal class work.
© Craig A. Lee