I'm back with more Tin Men. I couldn't let this go, even though I had plenty of distractions from other responsibilities and inspirations. I'm now hiring this building an idea stream from multiple angles and feel pretty strong that it will coalesce into something exciting. I'm also starting to make the connections between all the … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project – Part 2
What I learned (& taught) in school this week... We had a peer workshop set up this week: 6 stations for 6 groups... each instructor would teach the same workshop 6 times... Are you confused by the math, yet? Let me make it simple. I taught the same workshop to six groups made up of … Continue reading The Practice of Teaching… Art
What I learned in class this week... Imagine yourself walking into class, as usual having little to no idea of what surprise activity the teacher has in store. The tables are clear, except for a single large sheet of brown paper on each. Some of your classmates are already sitting at the tables with their … Continue reading Recognizably Unfamiliar
What I Learned In School Today... If you can find it, read: Philippe Petit, On the High Wire, trans by Paul Auster, New York: New Directions Publishing, 2019 [1972, 1984], 3-19, 55-56 I'm already loving this teacher and this is still the first week. She suggested this reading for us and as soon as I opened … Continue reading The Art of Making – As Easy A Walking A Tightrope
What I learned in class this week... Perhaps the sign of a good class is the level of challenge provided by the teacher. Not time management challenges, reflective challenges. This week the teacher had us do a short reflective paper to answer "Why am I here?". As in why did I choose to take her … Continue reading I Art… what do you do?
Like this, or not. Share it, or not. It does matter to me, but not for why you might think... I really want to collaborate and grow something bigger than myself on this! I just watched this mind bending Ted Talk with Joseph Gordon-Levitt about... well, just watch it and you tell me what it's … Continue reading Is This What I’m Really Asking?
It's been a busy year for creative outputs and there's no slowdown ahead. There's also been a lot of self-awareness learning going on around here lately. Amazingly, a lot of it revolves around the benefits of a more decluttered life. So, we've been contemplating the pros and cons of what to do with all our … Continue reading Clutter or Opportunity? I know what I’m choosing!
This year on my way to getting my Art Ed. degree… For ARTH370 – Reflection Paper Reflection Statement: “You can’t create art with craft [...]. Part of the prejudice is because of the beauty of the medium.[...] The tradition of the beautiful object is always in the way.” By François Houdé (1987) (From: Ann Duncan. … Continue reading Can You Create Art With Crafts
This year on my way to getting my Art Ed. degree... For ARTH370 - Independent Research Introduction The primary inquiry was based on the observation of less sculptural ceramics on physical display in many of Montreal’s formal art galleries and noticing a greater representation of vessels in the shape of a bowl. The initial question … Continue reading Research On The Prevailing Forms of Ceramics in Montreal Today
This year, in pursuit of my Art Ed. degree... For ARTH 370 - Montreal Metro Visit Report Introduction Originally aiming to experience a different piece of art in the Lionel Groulx Metro, this piece jumped out at me while on-route. I had to stop and look at it, and realized that I was experiencing it … Continue reading In Montreal, Art Is All Around Us