Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Art 2.0 Blogroll

Seems a lot of us are blogging, and the title links to the "netvibes" master blog list. Once again, you could spend hours looking at all the great info!
I also added my newly re-bookmarked delicious stuff (heavy on printmaking and tech right now) to the "art site" list on the right, but you can link here, too.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Imagine Nation

Follow the title link for arts advocacy information from "The Imagine Nation". Here's an excerpt:
Voters are most responsive to statements that link imagination to success in today’s knowledge economy and the 21st century, with more than half strongly agreeing with these statements.
In total, almost nine in ten agree that using the imagination is important to innovation and one’s success in a global knowledge-based economy (89 percent agree, 59 percent strongly) and essential to success in the 21st Century (86 percent agree, 58 percent strongly).
Statements that discuss combining the basics with the arts or the cultivation of the imagination are also compelling, with over half of voters strongly agreeing. Further, the majority of the electorate strongly agrees that an education in and through the arts provides students with the opportunity to develop their imagination...voters reveal strong support for an education that balances the basics with developing the imagination and inclusion of the arts...
Also, see this fun video.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Art Ed 2.0 Manifesto

In addition to accessing Craig Roland's "Art Ed 2.0 Manifesto" via the title link, I've also included the tech site of the annex
Here, you will find multiple pages of valuable educational resources to integrate technology with art curriculum, plus innovative resources.
Also, I just added Google Analytics
to my blog, in an effort to see if anyone is visiting, "lurking", resourcing. If you are out there, I hope you find some useful information!
Two more meta-link resources from The Teaching Palette and Princetonol to utilize (allow yourself several hours because they are amazing).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Stumble Upon

I've added two gadgets at the bottom of my blog, a YouTube video scrollbar & the StumbleUpon link. In less than 30 minutes, I've gathered 20 ultra-cool links for art reference, teaching inspiration, etc. StumbleUpon is addictive (my son's very words, and he was right:).
See the demo. linked to my posting title.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Zentangles and Art as Meditation

I've been toying with introducing "zentangles" to my students as a "line" exercise, but also as a way to slow everyone down/bring thoughtful intent into even the simplest creative action (i.e. drawing a line)...I thought about this more today, after my graduate seminar in watercolor was drawing to a close. A few of the students (all teachers) had expressed stress over using watercolor, but then found some relaxation in the repetitive process of layering color. So, how about layering line in zentangles? A related quote:
"When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light."
-John W. Gardner (1912 - 2002).

& Check out the title for a cool link related to creative "Flow": an idea generator widget (it's customizable).

Monday, July 6, 2009

Art Book Links

Now that we've had our family getaway, I'm back to seeking cool links. Thanks to the Getty Listserv gang for the following art book ideas, like "fatbooks":
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/rock.html
http://interiordecorating.suite101.com/article.cfm/decorate_for_the_holidays
http://tisjewel.livejournal.com/1210.html
http://hobbyloco.com/chunky.html
http://www.acartwrightstudio.com/chunkybooksetc.htm
http://artjunk.typepad.com/art_junk/2009/05/inchie-chunky-book.html
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1044424@N20/
And, check out the cut paper art of Beatrice Coron!
I'm getting ready for an art show this week and teaching a grad class, so this might be it for the week!

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