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Artrageous – Online Video Art Show Needs Your Backing

A great art education project I recently backed!

This is a really great looking KickStarter project – I recently backed it, and the window is closing. If you are reading this, please consider getting involved!

From the KickStarter page:

What is our mission?

Simply put, Artrageous with Nate portrays the arts as approachable and relatable in order to stimulate children’s creativity and foster a generation of innovators.

How was Nate inspired? 

When I was a kid, I loved art—drawing, painting, sculpting, you name it.  But in college, my love for art was almost drowned by horribly boring art history classes.  As an art teacher myself years later, I made it my goal to incorporate art and art history in a way that was interesting…even enticing.

What I developed was a new approach that made art (and even art history) approachable, relatable, and fun.  My goal is to turn this approach in to a television series called Artrageous with Nate that can be used by teachers and families across the country.  I have made two initial episodes, but I need your help to make more episodes a reality. 

Why now?

Art program budgets across the country are being slashed to make way for a greater focus on standardized testing.  You’ve all read the headlines.  But what school boards often fail to see is how the arts actually improve test scores (see graph below) and college graduation rates and help decrease teen delinquency. The arts are important, now more than ever. 

What will we do with the funds?

Great question! Our goal is to raise $15,000, which will cover the cost of travel, equipment rental, filming, editing, and distribution of Episode #3 and 5 short video art lessons.