Issue 13 | The Fine Arts

How does making something beautiful transform the maker? What methods are most suitable for teaching the fine arts in the classical register? How do the fine arts relate to the other subjects taught in the classical classroom? How does making something beautiful transform the maker? What methods are most suitable for teaching the fine arts in the classical register? How do the fine arts relate to the other subjects taught in the classical classroom? An emphasis on the fine arts is a signature of the classical approach, as this issue’s contributors explain.

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Issue 13: The Director’s Take

Issue 13: The Director’s Take

Earlier this spring, the Great Hearts Institute played host to a bevy of scholars, artists, teachers, and school leaders... Read more

Art and Judgement

Art and Judgement

A culture consists of all those activities and artifacts which are organized by the “common pursuit of true judgment” as... Read more

Rightful Ownership of the Arts

Rightful Ownership of the Arts

A lively discussion about the rightful ownership of art recently took place in a course I am teaching. We were consideri... Read more

Teaching Poetry in Season

Teaching Poetry in Season

Of all the fine arts, poetry is the most difficult to teach. The popular conception of poetry itself, shaped as it was b... Read more

For Once, Then, Something

For Once, Then, Something

Others taunt me with having knelt at well-curbs Always wrong to the light, so never seeing Deeper down in the well tha... Read more

Encouraging Patriotism Through Stories

The Great Hearts Institute is very proud to be the steward of What So Proudly We Hail, an anthology of songs, stories, a... Read more

Thoughts from a Symposium Rookie

Thoughts from a Symposium Rookie

Nick Hutchison was a valued contributor to the National Symposium for Classical Education this past year, and we are ver...

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