Five Essentials of Arts Education: An Interactive Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 30

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Sikes Lake Center at Midwestern State University

Cost: $15 Educators, $35 General Public


The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Lincoln Center Education and Midwestern State University’s Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts, presents an interactive workshop that explores the importance of arts education for children and young people. Internationally recognized author and facilitator Eric Booth will present “Five Essentials of Arts Education” designed for everyone interested in enriching the lives of children through the arts.

Eric has been writing and speaking about the teaching artist profession for more than 30 years. His writings and videos share his methodologies and philosophies around arts education in various settings and have guided and articulated “best practices” in the field of arts learning. In recognition of his inspiring guidance to countless educators and teaching artists who have entered the profession, Eric received the nation’s highest honor in arts education – the Americans for the Arts “Arts Education Leadership Award.”

Eric is the founder and former Director of the Teacher Center of the Leonard Bernstein Center, and is a frequent speaker on the arts to groups of all kinds. As an author, he has written five books, one of which – “The Everyday Work of Art” – won three awards and was a Book of the Month Club selection. He has written three dozen magazine articles and was the Founding Editor of the Teaching Artist Journal. His book, The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible, was published by Oxford University Press in 2009, and Playing for Their Lives (co-authored with Tricia Tunstall) was published by W.W. Norton in September 2016.

For more information, contact the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture at or by calling (940) 500-4451.