Each of the live matinee performances connected to the Clowes Education Matinee Series has a study guide for teachers and students to read, view, think, discuss, share, and prepare before the performance. As well, there are general performance guides for use before or after any matinee performance. Check out the following guides written by our education staff, the Butler University College of Education and Jordan College of the Arts students.
Click the show title to download the associated teaching guide.
General Performance Guides:
Individual Performance Guides:
- Doktor Kaboom and the Wheel of Science
- Butler Ballet: The Nutcracker
- The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
- The Rainbow FIsh
- Butler School of Music: Cool Drumming - All About Rhythm!
RESOURCE LINKS FOR TEACHERS – SUPPORTING THE WORK YOU DO
Integrating the Arts into your everyday curriculum engages students in a powerful way – using music, drama/theatre, singing, dancing/movement, drawing/painting/sculpting – helps students construct understanding through an art form while supporting and strengthening their creative minds and hearts. The links below are resources that advocate and provide suggestions of ways to build a classroom of creativity and connectivity:
- ARTSEDGE; Kennedy Center Education
- Americans for the Arts; Arts Education
- National Endowment for the Arts
- President's Council on the Arts and Humanities
Featured articles to inspire teachers to engage students with the arts:
- NEA Research: “The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies”
- Turnaround Arts Research Report “Reinvesting in Arts Education”
- Article – “Critical Evidence How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement”
- Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Arts Integration website
- The Art Assignment – Art theory and history videos and challenges
- ArtRageous with Nate – videos of performing and visual arts with a regional perspective
- Rainstorms and Symphonies: Performing Arts Bring Abstract Concepts to Life
- Arts-Infused Project-Based Learning: Crafting Beautiful Work
A limited number of scholarships are available if your school has 50% free or reduced lunch or higher. Click here to download a scholarship application form. Scholarship applications will be accepted through Monday, September 30, 2019 and are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. A completed registration form must be submitted with the scholarship application. Please call (317) 940-6444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.