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LEAPS // The Courage to Learn

  14.04.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott Dear Friends and Families, What does it take to dive into

LEAPS // Whats the BIG Idea

  13.04.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” ~ Rosabeth Moss Kantor, Harvard

LEAPS // Framing the Process

  7.04.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see, and what it means.” ~ Joan Didion Dear Friends and Families, We’d say the

LEAPS // Slowing Down to Make Art

  6.04.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.” ~ May Sarton Dear Friends and Families, With

LEAPS // Mentors, Materials, and Mixing it up

  31.03.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

"You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself." ~ Diana Ross Dear Friends and Families, Second graders were moved when

LEAPS // IN THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION

  30.03.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“Together we can face any challenges, as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” ~ Sonia Gandhi Dear Friends and Families, Facing a challenge together leads to rich

LEAPS // LOVE the MOMENT: Young Artists in the LIMELIGHT

  28.03.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.” ~ Corita Kent Dear Friends and Families, There was joy in the air as second graders

LEAPS // Energy of the Mind

  10.03.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” ~ Aristotle Dear Friends and Families, When we are happy our brains do better work. LEAPS has brought joy to

LEAPS // Going Far Together

  9.03.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“If you want to go fast, go it alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~ African proverb Dear Friends and Families, Second graders are learning a lot

LEAPS // Feats of Concentration

  7.03.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

"Works of art are feats of concentration. Imagination is the instrument of concentration." ~ Sven Birkerts, Changing the Subject Dear Families and Friends, There's so much in print these days

LEAPS // Collaborating for the Fun of it

  3.03.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious—the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." ~ Albert Einstein Dear Families and Friends,

LEAPS // ANIMAL EXPERTS FIND LINKS BETWEEN SCIENCE + ART

  2.03.2016   CMCA   Uncategorized   No comments

“How it is that animals understand things, I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words