August 8. 2019
Do you want your kids to regularly and tangibly practice creativity? Do you want to teach (or understand yourself) that ordinary images can have real, important meaning? Do you or your kids want to experience art times that leave you feeling successful, free, and unintimidated?
I present to you the visual journal. ✏️📖✨
August 21, 2018
When your students take a well-constructed art class, there is so much more to gain than drawing or painting skills. Here is a list of just 10 not-so-obvious gifts that you give your kids when they receive a stellar art education.
1) The Gift of Problem-Solving
In the art room, there is always a new problem to solve. In fact, each art “project” could be accurately described as an art “problem”. When students are presented with a challenge and simple guidelines, their problem-solving skills meet their personal interests and BAM! A beautiful, unique solution begins to come alive! This type of creative thinking is not only helpful in the art room, but in the real world where global, communal, and personal problems await a problem-solver with excellent solutions.
November 30, 2017
Home is a hard word for me. It has been most of my life. I have always wanted a place that I could feel 100% at home. A place that was totally safe, totally compassionate, and totally mine.
August 20, 2017
Some of the greatest success stories ever told begin with an ordinary individual in the face of an extraordinary crossroads. In stories like these, we see how an individual’s unique perception of risk gave them the courage and tenacity to do what no one else would do and led them to accomplish the “impossible.” But how, as ordinary people, do we identify which risks are worth taking and which are not? How can we make steps towards seeing the impossible come to life without falling flat on our faces unnecessarily? The following five characteristics of risks worth taking just might be what you need to help you decide which path to take in your own life.