Since first laying hands on the cello in 5th grade through music classes Thea Foundation made possible at his elementary school, North Little Rock High School student Carlos Campanur has become a dedicated, self-motivated student, accomplished musician and advocate for music education. Carlos is one of thousands of students Thea Foundation programs reach. On #GivingTuesday (Nov. 28), please consider giving to Thea to support programs like this one that changed Carlos's life.
The stage at Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School is abuzz two weeks before the opening of the school’s fall play, Arsenic and Old Lace. Stage left, on a French-inspired settee, a student uses a needle and thread to touch up seams in a costume. Stage right, another student brushes gold paint onto a false wall to create the illusion of patterned wallpaper. Near the middle of the stage, a group of young men takes down a large rectangle of wood painted to resemble a wind
“Awesome feet!” Middle school art educator Jordan Wolf compliments a students on the little clay “feet” she’s added to the bottom of her pinch pot, a type of accessible hand-built pottery that’s a perfect jumping-off point for working with clay. “This is the first time most of these students have worked with clay, so we’re spending a lot of time learning how to use our hands. Students have spent several classes just practicing pinch pots and rolling coils,” Wolf says. “I try