PRLog - Sep. 20, 2012 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Every parent sends their child off to school with high hopes and great expectations. When it comes to a child’s education, parents look for schools that offer nothing less than a well-rounded and rich curriculum. Unfortunately, family standards and school district criteria don’t always meet in the middle. Today, more than ever, schools across the country are beginning to downsize programs—to the dismay of many, music and the arts are typically the first to be eliminated.
Recognizing the importance of art and musical education, and determined to find an accessible route to these skills for children everywhere, Michel and Stephanie Goins have launched OwlHill.org. In the age of modern social media, the virtual world makes it possible for every child to access great educational material, no matter what programs their individual schools cut in the name of cost.
Owl Hill is an educational initiative that gives colorful puppets a voice for the arts and music. Online video lessons provide an interactive platform for children to not only be entertained, but to learn and be inspired at the same time. The puppets, hand-designed by the Goins, bring enthusiasm and creativity into the web-based lessons. Each lesson will be an introduction to a type of art, music, or artist. Stephanie and Michael believe that children deserve the opportunity to be exposed to a range of artistic and musical experiences. You never know what might inspire a child to greatness, and Owl Hill is designed to be a place children can visit and feel free to create in the comfort of their own home.
A diverse mixture of educational games, videos and artist spotlights gives Owl Hill a unique approach to learning that’s not currently available to children during the standard school day. Lesson are as varied as the work they aim to teach and include everything from learning musical fundamentals, to demonstrations on how children can create their own instruments at home.
The site also provides a number of projects that explore colors and creative color combinations. From basics to independent projects, children will be guided through the artistic process with free reign to be creative when and where they feel inspired!
Having video lessons available online also provides a place for parents and children to come together and learn something new cooperatively. Owl Hill makes it possible to set aside time in a busy schedule to do something fun and education together as a family.
The goal of Owl Hill is to be a fully functioning, and growing website within the next year.
Filming has begun on video lessons, content is being created, games are being programmed, artists are signing up for interviews, and the Goins are passionately pursuing this cause in the name of the arts.
If you’re interested in contributing to this effort on behalf of kid’s creativity everywhere, check out the details here: http://owlhill.org. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to help fund an educational tool that will change the lives of children across the globe.