In Theory Anything Becomes Possible…

What I Learned In Class Today... If you can find it, you must read: Gillespie, J. (2016) Oliver Herring's TASK in the Classroom: A Case for Process, Play, and Possibility, Art Education, 69(1), 31-37. My usual disclaimer is that I steal quotes and barely paraphrase the highlights that capture my imagination in the articles I … Continue reading In Theory Anything Becomes Possible…

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As A Matter Of Fact

I'm on the fence about this one. While she seems to have a fixed thought in her mind, I get a sense that some uncertainty remains. Perhaps it comes from the loose use of coloured charcoals and how I rubbed them with a lighter touch than usual to get a grainier finish. In the photo … Continue reading As A Matter Of Fact

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?

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #455 – Pardon Me, But Can I…

Pardon Me, But Can I… Musings of the Artists Mind The stranger is walking along, exuding confidence. He stops, turns slowly towards you and asks a shocking question. What does he ask you? Let your mind wander and get filled with the endless possibilities of questions he may ask. Then feel how you might react … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #455 – Pardon Me, But Can I…

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #454 – On Danse Comme Ça

On Danse Comme Ça Musings of the Artists MindInsert the folk dance of your choice. Here we watch the instructor demonstrating the subtle complexities of a traditional dance. In Quebec, I've seen this during our Rigodon festivities coming up around Christmas & New years, many French-Canadian homes will have on music by La Bottine Souriante … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #454 – On Danse Comme Ça

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #453 – Non! J’Ai, Dit Non!

Non! J’Ai, Dit Non! Musings of the Artists Mind The title is "Non! Jai sit Non!" It's all about the attitude of the figure. The body language says it all: Anger, insult, indignation, and rejection.  Or is it outright denial about the coming winter? It would be difficult to pinpoint the inspiration for this figure, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #453 – Non! J’Ai, Dit Non!

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #452 – Monsieur

Monsieur Musings of the Artists Mind This proud gentleman may be calling in a lady friend. Waiting at her door, preparing himself to be announced by adjusting his shirt and straightening his pants. Answering to himself, the question posed by the imagined butler at the door: "Who may I announce is calling?” And proudly answering: … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #452 – Monsieur

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #451 – Demoiselle

Demoiselle Musings of the Artists Mind The exquisite French mademoiselle walks stylishly, confident and certain that she is noticed by all the right people. Would you like to walk with her too?  She may be a lovely companion, always listening intently, giving your ego boosts with giggles and smiles at your every word. She may … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #451 – Demoiselle

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #450 – It’s  A Little Chilly Out

It’s  A Little Chilly Out Musings of the Artists Mind Why did she leave the house without a scarf or proper jacket? What pushed her out into this chilly day? Why did she need to walk it off? Sometimes creating the backstory is as much fun as what we see on the canvas. Please share … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #450 – It’s  A Little Chilly Out