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Creativity Unleashers

by Sarah Rinner, Elementary School Program Director

Shout out to Creative Action in the Austin Chronicle here!

I couldn’t resist the temptation to share my surprise and joy at reading about us. And in such a fitting category! We were named Creativity Unleashers, which is super cool. Let me tell you a few ways that we are doing this in our after school classes:

  • Rubber bands and oatmeal cans make great guitars;
  • We take the Magic Sidewalk when we go to Sillytown;
  • Students can decide their sculptures should raise money for a good cause;
  • Our teachers are more than artists: they are mad scientists, musicians, masters of magic and movie-makers;
  • Students are challenged to find real solutions to relevant challenges;
  • And because a roll of tape can be so much more than just a roll of tape.

That’s the great thing about unleashing student creativity–you don’t always know where they will take you, but it is an unforgettable journey!

Vote for Best of Times on the Austin Chronicle Music Poll!

Vote for Best of Times on the Austin Chronicle Music Poll!

Singer songwriter Sara Hickman did a big thing for Theatre Action Project last year.  She got together with her friends in the music industry and created a 38 song, double-disc album all to help TAP bring more programs to youth in our area.  She has made sure that TAP is getting 100% of the proceeds!  Now, we have a chance to celebrate this album and continue to spread the word about how incredible it is!
Please go to: http://www.austinchronicle.com/feedback/musicpoll/11/ and vote for THE BEST OF TIMES by Sara Hickman and Friends.  Your vote matters and will help more people learn about this incredible album!

The album features:

  • Willie Nelson
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Rhett Miller
  • The Flatlanders
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians
  • Abra Moore
  • David Garza with Todd Wolfson
  • Jimmy La Fave
  • Betty Soo
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Marcia Ball
  • The Sutcliffes
  • Colin Gilmore
  • Trout Fishing in America
  • Brave Combo
  • White Ghost Shivers
  • Ana Egge
  • Suzanna Choffel
  • Matt the Electrician
  • The Daze
  • Gretchen Phillips
  • Andrea Perry
  • Monte Warden with Colin Boyd
  • After Math
  • LZ Love
  • Darden Smith
  • Patrice Pike
  • Shelley King
  • Elizabeth Wills
  • Sarah Fox and Joel Guzman
  • Joe McDermott
  • Trish Murphy with
    Charlie Sexton & Skyrocket
  • Jess Klein
  • The Djembabes
  • Ray Von Foster
  • Christine Albert
  • Chris Gage
  • Graham Wilkinson