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August 31, 2016

Several years ago I attended a workshop at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art that was facilitated by Trike Theater. The improvisational skills used in theater that were introduced ha...

August 21, 2016

A curator of an exhibition for a museum or gallery is given the responsibility of selecting the artworks that will be on display. Decisions such as the criteria for selecting, how many ar...

August 14, 2016

I am attracted to visual rhythm. Alternating patterns and repetition are very much a part of my personal aesthetic. The traditional silk Kente cloth of the Ashanti of West Africa that has...

August 12, 2016

One of my favorite roles as an art education professor is supervising my students’ experiences teaching in public schools. Often when we are scheduling the time for me to come and observe...

August 9, 2016

Author of the books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, Austin Kleon says, "As every writer knows, if you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first." hummmm.... that has lo...

August 7, 2016

Don't you love it when someone puts a label on something for you? That is exactly what the book that I referenced in my last post, Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Educat...

August 6, 2016

I am continually noticing how many similarities there are in teachers and artists. In their book, Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education (2007), Winner...

August 4, 2016

As all of my former students know, my absolute favorite, user-friendly handbook with ways to engage any audience of any age is titled: Experience Art: A Handbook for Teaching and Learning...

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