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.… Read More Ten Tips for Cultivating Creativity, From the Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT
This BBC Radio 4 series follows the stories of 18 year old artists.… Read More New series on young emerging artists
Pool of Tears 2 – 2000 – Kiki Smith has often turned to fairy tales in search of dramatic female personae and alter egos. … Read More Quote – Kiki Smith on art making
Drawing what some imaginary people might be looking at.… Read More 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.… Read More 8 creative ways to fill a sketchbook
A stunning outdoor performance…… Read More Rain Harping
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.… Read More Knitting and Climate Change
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.… Read More This Is The Kit – Outdoors as Art Idea
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.… Read More Feeling Artsy? Here’s How Making Art Helps Your Brain – NPR
About the recent growth in ‘making’. A trend towards being engaged in the world of doing things for yourself, linked to crafting and DIY. Again lots of stuff about learning from mistakes and learning from learning. From the BBC Listen here What do we really understand about the stuff we own, what does it mean… Read More What if we stopped buying stuff and started making it?