Can You Create Art With Crafts

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

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Research On The Prevailing Forms of Ceramics in Montreal Today

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

Field Study on Life-Long Learners Making Art

This week in my pursuit of an Art Ed degree... Maria A. at work This field study explores the creative process in relation to andragogy: to connect motivation to practical application. I looked two concepts: combining transformative thinking with reflective teaching to define of a successful learning experience, and the power of personal experience on … Continue reading Field Study on Life-Long Learners Making Art

How is light fluid in time?

This week in my pursuit of an Art Ed degree... Starting with a curiosity of how light became fluid enough to paint with, I set up an exploration of the medium in my usual fashion: by playing with it. In regard to my own learning style, this workshop demonstrated at least two of Knowles’ assumptions … Continue reading How is light fluid in time?

Is it possible for any image we see to be an objective representation of its subject?

This week in my pursuit of an Art Ed degree... Introduction:For almost 150 years, we’ve perceived photographic images as real, because they caught a moment in time, and gave no compelling evidence to contradict anything other than what was shot. This belief was first solidified by the scientific community to document the facts of explorations, … Continue reading Is it possible for any image we see to be an objective representation of its subject?

The Adult Learner – An Academic Reflection Paper

This week on my journey toward earning my Art Ed. degree... Introduction Adult learners carry experience, motivation, and expectations with them when embarking on new learning experiences. This influences how they react to their instructor and the learning environment. Orzelski-Konikowski (2011) illustrates how the need for connection between the student and teacher must be part … Continue reading The Adult Learner – An Academic Reflection Paper

Painting With Light & Imagination

This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... I discovered the limitations and drawbacks of being an autodidact. For years, I've been experimenting with different media while making my art. I've told myself it doesn't really matter if I know what I'm doing or not, because I'm pursuing creativity. I'm just not convincing … Continue reading Painting With Light & Imagination

Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?

The Challenge of Making A Meaningful Selfie This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... We covered the history of photography, mused on the similarities between art photography and photojournalism, and mused on the differences between Selfies & Self-Portraits. While the history gave me a clear understanding of the history of capturing light … Continue reading Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?

A Vision for 2019

And How My Paths Are Converging This Year! Part 1 - Returning to School Is A Little Scary! As many of you already know, I'm returning to school to get my teaching permit in Art Education and it's been a very long time since I was in university last. Much seems to have changed in … Continue reading A Vision for 2019

Have You Figured Out Your Q-Factor?

Why do I love having my mindset shaken? In his awesome article: "What can we learn from people who succeed later in life?" , researcher , Albert-László Barabási, shook the dust of a personal conundrum: How do I figure out why I've not had wild success in my recent business ventures? I didn't clearly identify my reason … Continue reading Have You Figured Out Your Q-Factor?