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Starting Over

The idea of starting over is scarier than the actual ‘doing’ of it.

As a teacher, I get to start over every September (actually August, but who’s counting).  I have the luxury/responsibility to be reflective, change what needs to be … Read More

How Your Attitude Can Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

Some people believe that creativity can not be taught.  I believe through my research and almost twenty years of teaching art that creativity can and must be taught.  Having said that, there is no specific ‘formula’ to achieve this.  It … Read More

“Learned Helplessness” is a Disease, and it’s Contagious

A disease is spreading.  It’s called “learned helplessness” and  as educators, we can stop it.

We inherently know that as individuals we learn by doing.  Yes, we need to listen to instruction and watch demonstrations, but at the end of … Read More

23 Sep '12

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Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter

Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter.  This is a book that should be on every artist’s shelf.  It guides you through the understanding of light, atmospheric perspective, chroma, value and form.  It’s the book we should have … Read More