The Right Brain Initiative


Starting the year with artful thinking

September 13th, 2016 by Maia McCarthy View

It’s September. We’re welcoming students, getting to know their families, learning about the temperament of our class and how they’ll work together and–oh yes–establishing a culture of learning throughout the year. This is the perfect time to invite a guest teaching artist into your classroom. We often avoid the fall for field trips or guests. […]

With Right Brain, the Learning Never Stops, Not Even for Summer Vacation

August 15th, 2016 by Maya McFaddin View

Imagine this: it is June 21st, the first Tuesday of summer vacation, only the fifth Tuesday in the last nine months in which 30 eight-year-olds weren’t looking to you for direction for the next six hours, and suddenly your alarm sounds. You feel around for your phone, barely avoiding your half-full water glass and lightly petting […]

Teaching Artist Application Now Available

June 27th, 2016 by Sinéad Kimbrell View

The Right Brain Initiative and Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington have teamed up to provide one application process for artists who work with schools. The Intent to Apply Form is open until July 15, 2016. Application is open until July 31, 2016. Information sessions will be held in early July around the Portland metro area. […]