Creative inspiration round up

At the end of my courses, I often allow students to ask whatever they wish, and do my best to answer them. answering student questions from amber kane on Vimeo.   As mentioned in the video, one of the ways that I love to connect to current artist is through social media, click for my…

How to write an artist statement

  If you have a child/ student applying to study art, it’s likely that they’re being asked to submit an artist statement. This is an assignment that stops most students in their tracks, and many parents aren’t sure how to help them get started, however it doesn’t have to be that hard.   How to…

Welcome to calls Officer Nasty

Student: I don’t understand why it’s so hard for old people to understand technology….. a few seconds later Mrs. Kane: How do you right click on a Mac?   The bell rings and students start steaming into my class. Many walk into the room, only to walk back out a few minutes later, as suddenly…

What are schools for?

While in 6th grade I remember being required to have a huge three ring binder, and in this binder, we need to keep every single paper given to us. We were told that this was to prepare us for middle school.   I hated the binder, pages would rip, and soon every page had ton…

schools teaching kids to stop thinking

I’ve mentioned several times that schools aren’t about teaching kids to be creative. Today we’re going to look at what schools are about. #99277622 / gettyimages.com   For my first few years of teaching I was much more of a rule follower, this caused me to believe that I had to have all of my…

Tips on teaching kids to research

While sitting listening to an artist speak about his work and his process, he shared that he’s very intuitive in his process… college students ears perked, as they felt that this might be the ticket that they were waiting for… thinking that this might be the permission to ignore the professions….. the slip that told…

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