resources

 

empty canvas : wondering mind

empty canvas : wondering mind is a series of 9 workbooks, including over 200 visual language activities, object-art (craft) activities and projects – an ideal resource for teachers and students at all levels of practice.
The content of this series of e-books is basically the curriculum I developed during decades of teaching art and design within a variety of educational contexts.  As an art educator I was more concerned with encouraging students to find and express their own unique creative voice rather than turn out a certain type of art product.  This so often seemed the most difficult task facing those who wished to ‘do art’…

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the art of learning

Co-authored with teacher and musician Paul Herder, this educational paper explores a holistic curriculum approached from three perspectives: inquiry, thought and creativity.

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via creativa – walking the way of wonder

Personal reflections on the creative journey.
(For my students, because they asked …)
Coming soon!


quotes about creativity

What is creativity? What does it mean to be original and creative?
What fosters creativity, and what hinders it? Can it be cultivated?
What is the relationship between creativity and consciousness?
Between the creative state and the sacred?
Click here to explore these quotes


info for artisans

a mixed bag
a-n
artnet
artshow
axis
coolhunting
culturebase
flying arts
handprint
resartis
saatchi online
symbols
the painter’s handbook
the painter’s keys
wet canvas
yessy


supplies

for wish-list fantasies or everyday needs
cornelissen
khadi papers
gls – educational
scribblers
zen store


object art

what we used to call crafts in ‘olden’ days …
ceramics monthly
contemporary craft
craft australia
crafts study centre
etsy
uk crafts council