Born in Japan but now living and working in New York, artist Kumi Yamashita creates incredible things with light and shadows. In her series entitled Light & Shadow, Kumi uses a single light source along with an assortment of perfectly placed objects to create incredible shadow silhouettes and artwork on walls. Yamashita talks about her use of light … More Art of the day: Kumi Yamashita (Shadow Art)
In what ways are teachers like sculptors, painters, conductors and composers? Paulo Freire and Ira Shor raise the question of the teacher as an artist in the book “A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education“. We assembled some excerpts from the chapter “The Teacher as an Artist” as we consider it is some interesting … More The Teacher as an Artist
In 1936 Méret Oppenheim after having tea with Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar, returns to her studio and creates the following object: This object was created at sort of this perfect storm moment. There were all these artists looking at the world in a totally new way. Oppenheim, a 22 year old art student had already caught the … More Art of the day: Méret Oppenheim
Whatever grade level you teach, making a cozy reading space for students to enjoy creates a magical experience for everyone. Every inspirational classroom should provide a comfortable place for students to read independently or with a partner or small group. Your reading area should include comfortable seating, some plants and nice lighting for atmosphere. Of course, … More Amazing reading corners!
Storybird is a visual storytelling community. A global hub of readers, writers, and artists of all ages. The idea is to let anyone make gorgeous, art-inspired stories in seconds. Storybird inspires students of all ages to write stories. If you are a teacher you can get a classroom account, create assignments, review and comment on submitted stories. … More Storybird: teaching ideas
Eleven years ago Ken Robinson gives one of the most popular TED talks ever, in fact the most viewed talk in TED’s history. Ken Robinson is internationally recognised as a a leader in innovation, education and creativity. I chose this to be the first post of this blog as what he points out, resonate deeply. … More Ken Robinson and the importance of creativity in education