Feb 25, 2011

Personal Map Collage

Inspired by Orly Avineri Blog, a beautiful one-artist journal I go back to the first post "personal map" collage.

Orly Avineri  write in her blog 
"I am a creator of intimate maps, just like you, we are all creators of boundless paths, treading continually, laying down tracks for moving forward."

Feb 21, 2011

Why Art? 10 Lessons Art Teach

Taken from   Nickels Intermediate Art page  Why Art?
Elliott Eisner, a Professor of Education at Stanford University has identified 10 lessons which are clarified through the study of Art in schools.

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach
• The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

• The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.

• The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

• The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem-solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
• The arts make vivid the fact that words do not, in their literal form or number, exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

• The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.

• The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
• The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
• The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

• The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

Elliott Eisner, in Beyond Creating: The Place for Art in America's Schools. Getty Center for Education in the Arts. 1985 p. 69.

Feb 7, 2011

Winter Flower, Cyclaman plant

Another sign of winter is the cyclaman plant growing between the rocks, last year I all so posted a project using a heart shape stancil.
Using old notebook covers that I saved to use as a base for a future art project I cut heart shape stancils.
With that they drew with oil pastels the leaves of the cyclaman plant my favored winter flower. And waterdown guache was used for background.
The flowers was made on a trasparence sheet; using plasticine on the line drawing; in the same technique as the winter snail.