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Procrastination part 2: There’s No Creativity Without Slack Time

Procrastination part 2: There’s No Creativity Without Slack Time

( audio recording at the bottom) ” There’s no creativity without some slack time. “ I’d purchased a groupon for 30 days of yoga classes, I’d never done yoga before, but I exercised, and figured this might be a fun change. With determination to take full advantage of my 30 days pass, I decided that […]

Part 1: Deadlines Do they Matter?

Part 1: Deadlines Do they Matter?

Confession: I’ve recently become a procrastinator I’d agreed to lead a teacher in-service training on creativity, at the moment it seemed like no big deal, creativity is my jam. I marked the date on my calendar, did some backwards planning, and knew exactly what I needed to do and when I needed to do it […]

Teacher Tools Episode 3: How to use the Art Assignment

Teacher Tools Episode 3: How to use the Art Assignment

  I was standing in the back of my classroom sobbing into the phone, my mom was on the other end, and students were about to walk through my door, I needed to get my act together. It was one of those crazy days, that turned into a crazy week, and then a crazy month. […]

Helping Students to Plan

Helping Students to Plan

” The production of ideas, too, runs on an assembly line; that in this production the mind follows an operative technique which can be learned and controlled; and that its effective use is just as much a matter of practice in the technique as in the effective use of any tool.” James Webb Young. As […]

Teacher Tools: How to make a fillable PDF

Teacher Tools: How to make a fillable PDF

I love using google drive, and canva to create PDF’s, but sometimes I always want people to be able to type into those PDF’s. In the video below I”ll show you how to make any PDF fillable, for free.

Creativity Defined

Creativity Defined

 A collection of my favorite thoughts and reflections on creativity. ( Audio recording at the end of the post) ” Through art alone are we able to emerge from ourselves, to know what another person sees of the universe which is not the same as our own and of which, without art, the landscapes would […]

How Artist Megan Auman Finds Inspiration and Keeps Creating

How Artist Megan Auman Finds Inspiration and Keeps Creating

Megan mentions that she’s not super productive in the afternoon, so instead of freaking out ( which she sort of did at first), show now goes for a walk, or takes a nap. The main idea is that it’s important to understand you’re own creative process. While I fully understand, that it’s not always simple […]

How to Balance Instruction and Experimentation in a TAB Classroom

How to Balance Instruction and Experimentation in a TAB Classroom

When teaching digital photography to students, I always find that it’s a bit of a dance between the technical elements, with allowing time and space for experimentation and discovery. I once read a quote, ( can’t remember who in the world said it, and google doesn’t seem to be sure either), but it’s good none […]

How to Make Cool Graphics for Teachers pay Teachers

How to Make Cool Graphics for Teachers pay Teachers

  I received a text from my brother, he’s an elementary physical edu teacher, he wanted to know if I could help him up his game on making graphics for Teachers Pay Teachers. As any good sister/ art teacher I said of course. However, that made me realize that if he needs help, you just […]

An Introduction to the Creative Process, How Artist Come up with Ideas

An Introduction to the Creative Process, How Artist Come up with Ideas

” Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.” Ken Robinson ” Imagination is the root of creativity. It is the ability to bring to mind things that aren’t present to ourselves. Creativity is applied imagination. ” Ken Robinson When I tell people that I’m an artist and art teacher here the […]