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The Arts are Essential

The Fine Arts program is a crucial part of Lovett's philosophy of educating the whole child. Studies have proven that the arts promote critical thinking, self-confidence, discipline, and more. Want to learn more? Follow this blog from Fine Arts Director Jay Freer.


Fall Message to Parents

Mrs. Lovett was an amazing visionary if you stop and realize how she put together the pieces of a “whole child” education decades ago.

She knew – on some basic level some of what I write here was functioning within her design for …

Posted by Jay Freer on Thursday September 15, 2016
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Saying Goodbye to Stutz

A 29-year career at Lovett could not end quietly, particularly if you’ve led the Ellington Jazz Ensemble and brought it national recognition. The Fine Arts staff started planning this spring’s Swing Concert over a year ago as a tribute to…
Posted by Jay Freer on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 09:11AM
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Is Your Child Missing Out?

Each year, I urge Lovett parents, students, faculty, staff, and alumni to examine and consider the importance of the arts in the Lovett Philosophy. How do you see the arts being supported at Lovett? How do you see the arts supported in the Philosophy…
Posted by Jay Freer on Tuesday October 27, 2015 at 11:34AM
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Worth Reading

In a recent speech, the new University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chancellor, Lindsay Bierman, argued that education in the arts is equally as important as education in science or technology.

Read the article from the Winston-Salem…
Posted by Jay Freer on Tuesday October 6, 2015
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Short Term Choice - Long Term Repercussion

It is that time of year - time to sign up for classes for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.

Here are some Fine Arts related thoughts that I urge you to consider.

  1. Don’t make a quick decision on dropping or switching out of a fine arts class in …
Posted by Jay Freer on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 10:57AM
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Emotional Learning

Here's an interesting read and story from NPR about how lessons in emotional learning may be just as important as teaching children their ABCs. The story focuses on a school in Baltimore that has been using a program called Promoting Alternative …

Posted by Jay Freer on Thursday January 8, 2015
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STEM to STEAM - the Arts are the key!

We all have heard that Science, Technology, Engineering , and Math (STEM) are key areas of study for today's students so they can be prepared for research and development. Within the last four years, here has also been a considerable push for
Posted by Jay Freer on Monday November 24, 2014 at 09:43AM
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Study in Music Benefits the Brain

Ever wondered why you should seriously consider the following?

  1. Practice time required by study of an instrument.
  2. Difficulties in finding ways to keep your child scheduled in music throughout their Lovett education.
  3. Making room for private …
Posted by Jay Freer on Wednesday November 5, 2014
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The Arts Hold the Educational Key

The ability to communicate ideas and speak clearly, to listen, to work in groups and in collaboration, to exercise high-order thinking skills, such as application, synthesis, and knowledge analysis, along with creative problem solving, are life …

Posted by webmaster on Monday October 6, 2014 at 02:49PM
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Why the Arts?

I wanted to share an excerpt from Academic Preparation for College, published by the College Board.

"The arts—visual arts, theater, music, and dance—challenge and extend human experience. They provide means of expression 

Posted by webmaster on Friday August 1, 2014
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Take a second to look at what our students have achieved this year in Fine Arts!
The Lovett School Presents Colorful, Rambunctious Peter Pan
Ten Lovett students secure a spot in Georgia Music Educators (GMEA) State Band, Chorus, Orchestra, or Composition.
Upper School student Sophia Yan received recognitions for five of her photographs.
Lower School art students donated paintings to the Art Initiative organization. The artwork is on exhibit at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite and satellite locations. The work is part of a permanent display for people in the hospital to enjoy.
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