Tomorrow is the third Friday of the month, and this month it is guaranteed to be a little sweeter. Celebrate Thanksgiving early by coming to Practical Art from 7:00-9:00pm for this month’s Charity Pie Night! Purchase a slice of delicious pie, and revel in the fact that all proceeds support the inspiring work of the Madison Education Foundation.
Our featured Charity works diligently to bring arts education back into the classroom. As most of you probably know, arts programs have been losing funding in schools across the nation. Drama programs, music classes, and fine art classes are often the first to feel squeezed by budget cuts and the increasing emphasis to support reading, math, and science. Reading, math, and science are incredibly important—but we happen to believe that the arts are too. Which is why we love the Madison Education Foundation.
The Madison Education Foundation is “committed to enriching the quality of education of every child who attends Madison public school.” How do they accomplish this? By providing innovative hands-on programs in the arts. The foundation supports music programs like world percussion, hands on art masterpiece classes, and field trips to the Phoenix Art museum and Musical Instrument Museum. They also work hand in hand with teachers to incorporate arts learning into the required curriculum necessary for student success. As Mrs. D, a Language Arts Teacher at Madison No. 1 stated, “Art Masterpiece presentations enhance and expand the learning for both language arts and social studies. Reading standards for information texts ask students to ‘compare and contrast works of text with other media’… using the same language to discuss a photograph or painting that we use to discuss a historical document or essay.” (Learn More Here)
The Madison Education Foundation provides students with exposure and access to arts, while maintaining focus on overall student success. Their mission is close to the heart of Practical Art. So come on down tomorrow night, enjoy the tantalizing flavors of a Vonceil’s Pie (baked by our very own pie master, Karen Olson), and support this wonderful cause.
A $5 donation gets you a slice of a Vonceil’s Pies creation! A $10 donation gets you as many in-house tastings as you’d like! All donations, PLUS 10% of all sales that day, will be donated to Madison Education Foundation!
We can’t wait to see you there!