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Top of the pots: the smashing rise of ceramics

Record auction prices, pottery classes bursting at the seams, Instagram superstars and innovative young artists … what’s behind the boom in all things clay?<p>Its elegant shape was inspired by ancient Aegean figures and its pleasingly mottled surface made it feel like it had just been dug up from the …

Ceramics

101 Memes That Will Have Teachers Laughing For Hours

Who said teachers don't have a sense of humour?

Mobile Photography

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

“<i>Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.</i>” - Seymour Papert <br>When …

Pedagogy

Why don’t these great women artists get the respect they deserve?

For every Frank Stella, Jasper Johns or Robert Rauschenberg — artists who achieve renown early on and never lose it — there are many more who peak …

Art

The MightyMak telescope lets you explore both Earth & Space above

popsci shop<p>Save 17 percent on this compact dual-purpose scope.<p>Most telescopes are designed either for daytime viewing or night-time astronomy. But the Omegon Maksutov Telescope MightyMak 60 can do both. This versatile little scope feeds your curiosity around the clock, and you can even use it for …

Telescopes

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

<i>Excerpt from You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson, Ph. D and Lou Aronica, published on March 13,</i> …

Education

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

An Astronomer Solves a 70-Year-Old Ansel Adams Mystery

Ansel Adams circa 1950<p>Ansel Adams circa 1950<p>Ansel Adams was a genius with a camera, but he wasn’t so great about taking notes. The famous 20th …

Art

Within A Frame Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing people in a frame in the Within A Frame Photo Contest with chances to win a …

Photography

10 Things I Believed About Teachers Before I Became One

Everyone has assumptions about what a job will be like before they begin. For teachers, it’s easy to imagine Pinterest-worthy classrooms, students …

Pedagogy

Over 450 full-text art books by The Metropolitan Museum of Art available to download and read online for free.

<b>Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis</b> <br>Gerson, Paula Lieber, ed. <br>(1986)<p><b>The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800</b> <br>LaRocca, Donald J.</b> …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Is art for pleasure or politics?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Henri Matisse famously declared that he dreamed of an art "devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter ... a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair." His close friend Picasso, who more often indulged the darker sides of human emotion, wasn't especially …

Henri Matisse

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …

Photography

Student Voice Is an Integral Component of School Reform — Penn State College of Education

by Joe Savrock (February 2008)<p>The students’ voices are being heard.<p>Student voice is increasingly being recognized as an important component of shared …

Penn State

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

Operating Systems

How to Price Your Photography Services

You've bought the camera, you've mastered the techniques, you're ready for business. What are your prices? This helpful video will give you some good …

Creative Commons

Photo Basics: Why the Histogram Is So Important and How to Use It for Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you …

Tutorials

Record $2.9M paid for a camera at Vienna auction

A snap-happy bidder paid a record $2.9 million for a camera — a 1923 Leica prototype, the auction house that sold the camera said Sunday.<p>The …

Want to Hear a Great Leader In Action? They Will Often Say These 3 Things

What side of his mouth does your boss speak out of?<p>Being a leader in people-centric work cultures differs drastically from managers in toxic workplaces that bark out demands and use century-old tactics like fear and negative reinforcement to motivate.<p>Truly effective leaders get their people from …

Leadership
Martin Luther King, Jr.

7 Photography Composition Tips I Learned from Ansel Adams - Landscape Photography

Here are few composition tips and ideas you can apply to your landscape photography that Toma Bonciu learned from photographer Ansel Adams.<p><b>Ansel …

One-Skillet Creamy Chicken Tortellini Is Here to Save Dinner — Delicious Links

Stuck in a cooking rut? Forgot to meal plan? Thinking of ordering takeout? Not so fast — this one-skillet chicken with tortellini is here to save …

Cooking

15 Delicious and Filling Recipes That Are Under 400 Calories

It’s no secret that cooking at home is an easy way to eat healthier. If you’re convinced that low-cal means carrot sticks and salad, look to PureWow …

Healthy Eating

Talking Ethics in Photography

While some photographers are on the hunt for the most outrageous image, others become increasingly sensitive to what they shoot. We are confronted …

Today Is the Birthday of Ansel Adams: America’s Most Celebrated & Beloved Nature Photographer

Today marks the 116th birthday of Ansel Adams (February 20, 1902-April 22, 1984), a passionate environmentalist and one of the most iconic …

HDR Food Photography: Giving Your Pics a Surreal Oomph

From the Spoon HQ offices to chapter meetings, here's what's up in the Spooniverse.<p>HDR Food Photography: Giving Your Insta-Pics That Surreal Oomph …

Photo Basics: Understanding ISO and How to Use It for Shooting Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The camera primer below is the final episode in a series we’ve been featuring, designed to help photographers fully understand exposure settings and …

Exploring the Major Contributions of the Lesser-Known ‘Northern Renaissance’

In the 15th century, artistic tastes throughout Europe started to shift. This change resulted in a period known as the <i>Renaissance</i>, a 300-year “golden age” of enlightenment. To many people, this piece of European art history is often only associated with masters of the Italian Renaissance, like …

Caravaggio killed a man. Should we therefore censor his art?

To remove art because it is tainted by the sins of its maker sets an impossible standard for art institutions. Yet that is what is happening<p>After the turmoil in the film industry, the art world, with its roster of questionable characters, was sure to follow.<p>Following accusations of sexual …

Bill Cosby

This Cabbage and Sausage Soup Is Perfect for Chilly Nights

Soup is a warm and comforting hug during the winter months, but making a soup that is truly satisfying is something of a fickle beast. If you're like …

Cooking