The Artist at the Center

A Blog Posting by our Artistic Director, Jennifer Oliver, and published by Americans for the Arts

“Instead of beginning a child’s arts education with technique, maybe our first job as teaching artists is to help our students reclaim ownership of their identity as artists.  In my own work at A Step Beyond I invite my first-year students to let go of technique and explore their innate ability to move expressively.  Only after they find complete freedom and mastery of the basic elements of movement do we unveil the techniques that allow for greater and more articulated expression of the body.”

– See more at: Americans for the Arts, Arts Education Blog