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The challenge is not how to “teach creativity” to children, but rather how to create a fertile environment in which their creativity will take root, grow, and flourish.
This BBC Radio 4 series follows the stories of 18 year old artists.
Pool of Tears 2 - 2000 - Kiki Smith has often turned to fairy tales in search of dramatic female personae and alter egos.
Drawing what some imaginary people might be looking at.
Watercolourist Kate Osborne opens up her sketchbook to show you some inventive ways to develop your ideas. But the perfect sketchbook? There are many ideas about it, but no blueprint for it and no rules about how to use it. Traditionally a sketchbook has been a place for artists to record what they see, particularly when travelling. But today there are quite a lot of rather perfect looking sketchbooks on social media, which, although decidedly gorgeous, can be quite daunting to use as your model. Sketchbooks are, inevitably, often full of “failures”, scribbles and notes made on the road to working out your ideas.
A stunning outdoor performance...
Wonderful idea and execution of art as an exploration and expression of experience. The knitting tells a story, makes a record, bears witness to events, serves as a warning.
This is my first suggestion for using the outdoors as art for outdoor practitoners. To recreate a video like this looks it would be such good fun to make and with the right kit this would be easy to do as outdoor learning.
Great article about what art making does for your mind and body. Drawing is a core skill but may be seen as irrelevant if you do not wish to be an artist who's art is drawing. This helps explain how drawing does all sorts of stuff that helps you see, predict, perceive, reflect, feel, imagine and lots of other things useful to all art making and generally being a functioning organism.