Arts Education

If School Boards Drop The Ball, Will The Community Catch It?

If School Boards Drop The Ball, Will The Community Catch It?

When it comes to funding arts education for public schools, Michigan has been having trouble as of late. While public schools have been slashing budgets for arts education in the schools, other groups have come to the aid of students to pick up slack. I’m of two minds when it comes to this situation: While […]

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Costume Budget Crunch?  Try Duct Tape & Dumpster Diving!

Costume Budget Crunch? Try Duct Tape & Dumpster Diving!

Comicon 2013 is fast approaching (July 18th to the 21st to be precise) so it’s time to start getting costumes ready. Gizmodo is featuring an impressive array of do-it-yourself Iron Man costumes  that you can make without having to break the bank like Tony Stark. There’s a little fiberglass here, an actual working low-power laser […]

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Artists Use Tape To Bring Art To Public Spaces

Artists Use Tape To Bring Art To Public Spaces

How’s this for a creative use of painter’s tape: Since 1989, a group of public artists and community educators from Providence, Rhode Island have been making it their mission to add a little beauty to public spaces. Using a simple, yet striking style with merely a few rolls of masking tape, they’ve been able to […]

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LEDs Shed New Light On This Marching Band

LEDs Shed New Light On This Marching Band

Through a clever mix of LED’s and wireless software, this marching band was able to bring a light show to the field more akin to a rock concert.  Doing field work coordinated with lights on such a technical level is a feat we’ve yet to see on the competition level. The only real question is […]

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Chatham Arts Extravaganza Big Success

Chatham Arts Extravaganza Big Success

Chatham County (N.C) schools held its first (annual, hopefully) Arts Extravaganga last Saturday, convening at Northwood High School in Pittsboro. Hundreds of students showcased their performing and graphic arts talents to a large and appreciative audience. Thetapeworks.com and Harrison Bros. are proud to support Chatham County arts through our efforts with the Northwood High School […]

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Is This Any Way To Run A High School?

Is This Any Way To Run A High School?

While I have always been a strong supporters of athletic programs in high schools, I’ve felt that the weight given to football was out of proportion to its value to the school and that any game that required an ambulance in the end zone probably did not belong on a high school campus. This morning’s […]

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New Jersey Facilities Probably Shouldn’t Hold Their Breath

New Jersey Facilities Probably Shouldn’t Hold Their Breath

Public performance spaces in New Jersey that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy and are hoping for restoration funds from FEMA might want to take notice of yesterday’s announcement in New Orleans. More than seven years after New Orleans was swamped by Hurricane Katrina, FEMA is providing $3.5 million for repairs to the New Orleans Municipal […]

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Working With Volunteer Tecnicians?  This Article Is Worth Three  Minutes Of Your Time

Working With Volunteer Tecnicians? This Article Is Worth Three Minutes Of Your Time

Lots of churches, theatres and schools use volunteer technicians to staff their productions. Sound, lighting and video are all handled by unpaid staff who have widely varied technical backgrounds. Time after time, they are thrown into the deep end of the pool and expected to come out with their hair still combed. This article by […]

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Enter And Win Tape For Your School

Enter And Win Tape For Your School

Thetapeworks.com is featuring a special promotion this month on their facebook page. Click to “like” thetapeworks on facebook and you can have a chance to win. Create a disguise using tape and post your pictures on our facebook. Each week a winner will receive a package of tape supplies.

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Spring Musical Right Around The Corner

Spring Musical Right Around The Corner

Northwood High School (the host for all the great pictures you see at thetapeworks.com) is getting ready for their spring musical,  Seussical. Final rehearsals are underway and the curtain goes up this Thursday. Click here for the details.  

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