Friday, September 14, 2012

Through the Aesthetic Realism Method, Education Can Really Succeed!

In this issue of the international journal, The Right of Aesthetic Realism To Be Known, Chairman of Education, Ellen Reiss, gives in her commentary the principles by Eli Siegel which form the basis of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method. With exactitude and great passion, she also writes about the economic justice every child deserves--that "the land of America, which means her wealth, should be owned by all of America’s children—all of America’s people." And she asks this urgent, kind question we should all think deeply about: "Should that earth, to which every child is born just as unknowingly, belong much more to some few children and hardly at all to millions of others?" You will be greatly stirred and educated by this commentary.

Also in this issue of TRO, New York City elementary school teacher, Lauren Philipps, tells of the success of the Aesthetic Realism Method in her 2nd grade science classes. Ms. Philipps teaches on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one of the most economically devastated areas of New York. She chronicles how her students were able to learn successfully and become kinder persons through science lessons she gave on geology and the study of soil. To read the imporant article, click here:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Classes at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation

A new semester of classes is now beginning at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, a not-for-profit educational institution in Soho, in New York City. Based on the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism, which was founded in 1941 by the great American poet and educator Eli Siegel, classes in poetry, acting, voice, the drama, education, "Learning to Like the World," (for young people ages 5-12), anthropology, marriage and more. A new class on the film, "If it Moves It Can Move You; Opposites in the Cinema," will be taught by award-winning filmmaker Ken Kimmelman.

This education enables persons of any age to learn about the relation of art and life in these deep and lively classes based on this principle by Mr. Siegel: "The world, art, and self, explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites." For further information about the schedule of classes and tuition, visit the Foundation's website at: