a few words about arts and education -
The Arts are an essential part of public education. From dance and music to theatre and the visual arts, the arts give children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. They bring us joy in every aspect of our lives.
Arts education not only enhances students' understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. The arts give us the creativity to express ourselves, while challenging our intellect. The arts integrate life and learning for all students and are integral in the development of the whole person.
The Arts communicate and speak to us in ways that teach literacy and enhance our lives. We must continue to find a place for arts programs and partnerships not only for what it teaches students about art, but for what it teaches us all about the world we live in.
--Dr. Terry Bergeson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State, November 2001
let the play continue...a few words about our operations and how you can join us!
Tree House Youth Theatre is a not for profit, charitable organization with a parent volunteer board and two paid employees; Matt Gould, Artistic Director, and Janet Cole, Program Administrator.
We strive to create a dynamic learning experience for our participants by hiring professional crew and staff. To do so takes energy, dedication and a not insignificant financial commitment. Tree House raises money through enrollment fees, grants from the City of Red Deer, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and through Alberta Gaming in the form of casinos. We are always open to partnerships with businesses and individuals who believe, as we do, that support of the arts is support for not only an individual child, but the community and society as a whole.
If anything about this excites you, please feel free to contact Janet Cole at treehousetheatre@gmail.
com or by calling 403.986.0631.