Art and Creativity

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So Your Child Wants to Be an Artist...

‎"Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got." ~Steven Pressfield<p>When I was a kid my two favorite things to make where, drawings of the Rice Krispie …

How Society Kills Our Creativity – In A Breathtaking Award-Winning Short Film

0<p>If you relate with a sense of having your true self shunned by the society we live in, this one’s for you! And if you have kids on top of that, it …

Short Films

Design and the Play Instinct | Paul Rand, American Modernist (1914-1996)

The absence in art of a well-formulated and systematized body of literature makes the problem of teaching a perplexing one. The subject is further …

Teaching art or teaching to think like an artist? | Cindy Foley | TEDxColumbus

Education

Why Does Art Matter

Why do I have to learn algebra, when am I ever going to use it?<p>Why do I need to read THIS book, what does it have to do with my life?<p>Kids of all ages …

Why Problem Finders Are More Creative Than Problem Solvers

<i>“It is in fact the discovery and creation of problems rather than any superior knowledge, technical skill, or craftsmanship that often sets the</i> …

Creativity

Larry Robertson: Speaking the Language of Creativity

Here’s the mistake that we all make when we look at creativity. We begin with the output. It might be an incredibly painting. It could be a fantastic …

An Introduction to the Creative Process, How Artist Come up with Ideas

<b>” Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.” Ken Robinson</b><p>” Imagination is the root of creativity. It is the ability to …

Part 1: Deadlines Do they Matter?

<b>Confession: I’ve recently become a procrastinator</b><p>I’d agreed to lead a teacher in-service training on creativity, at the moment it seemed like no big …

Curated Conversations with Creative Entrepreneurs

DON'T AIM TO BE THE BEST—AIM TO BE THE ONLY<p><b>Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best<br>is now available in book stores and your favorite online</b> …

I Have the Next Picasso in My Room - Now What?

We all know the story of Picasso–precocious wunderkind, doing incredible work by age 12, quickly becoming world-famous, and widely regarded as one of …

Creativity Defined

<b>A collection of my favorite thoughts and reflections on creativity. ( Audio recording at the end of the post)</b><p>” Through art alone are we able to …

Procrastination part 2: There’s No Creativity Without Slack Time

( audio recording at the bottom)<p><b>” There’s no creativity without some slack time. “</b><p>I’d purchased a groupon for 30 days of yoga classes, I’d never done …

Daniel Gordon Looks Back | Art21

<i>How does an artist keep it interesting in the studio?</i> In his Windsor Terrace workspace in Brooklyn, photographer Daniel Gordon reflects on his …

Assignments

Georgia O’Keeffe on Art, Life, and Setting Priorities

In her heyday, <b>Georgia O’Keeffe</b> (November 15, 1887–March 6, 1986) was written about as America’s first great female artist. The great social critic Lewis Mumford once remarked of a painting of hers: <i>“Not only is it a piece of consummate craftsmanship, but it likewise possesses that mysterious force,</i> …

Artists

The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing

Sheila Hicks, interview, Hayward Gallery, Project Space, London

Sheila Hicks Pêcher dans la Rivière

Why Right Brain Thinkers Will Rule the World

Artwork by former AP Art Student<p>When I first sat down at the loom, after a few years away, I was excited to create, but didn't trust my own voice or vision, I felt like I had to follow a pattern, and a put a check after each step on the very long list of weaving directions. I thought that I had to …

Creativity

The Iconic Think Different Apple Commercial Narrated by Steve Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — …

Steve Jobs

What Can We Learn From the Prolific Mr. Asimov?

<i>To learn is to broaden, to experience more, to snatch new aspects of life for yourself. To refuse to learn or to be relieved at not having to learn</i> …

Isaac Asimov

LaToya Ruby Frazier on Gordon Parks's Red Jackson | The Artist Project Season 1 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p><i>This column originally published on Nov. 6, 2015.</i><p>I recently read an interesting thought: If …

Artists

Large Scale Life-Sized Elephant Created From a Single 50 x 50 Ft Piece of Paper

<b>At age 5, Sipho Mabona created his very first paper airplane. By the time he was 20, when he had run out of designs for paper airplanes, he looked to</b> …

Crafting