The Lincoln Center Education is devoted to embedding meaningful aesthetic education in elementary, middle, and high school curricula for all students. LCE offers a coherently structured program that features teaching artists working in close partnership with classroom teachers during an intensive summer workshop and through follow-up activities during the school year. This course will be part of a long-term series of conversations about the arts and aesthetic education among LCE participants. An ancillary goal is to empower teacher teams in each building to encourage other Edgemont and Scarsdale teachers to participate in the LCE aesthetic education initiative in the near future and to continue integrating aesthetic education in the arts into their curriculum. The Arts and Aesthetic Education initiative, of which this course is a part, aims to sustain and intensify discussions of arts and aesthetic education across schools and across grades.