We often talk about being more creative.
Who wouldn’t need this pocket-sized sketch kit???
Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance
This is the first in a three-part series about the intersection of education and the arts.
Over the years, there have been a lot of claims about the benefits of the arts on the mind: Listening to Mozart makes you smarter; playing an instrument makes you better at math. One program — funded in part by the federal government — is putting these theories to the test. The , spearheaded by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, is using an intensive arts curriculum to try and improve eight low-performing schools.
They’re located in Denver; New Orleans; Des Moines, Iowa; and on a reservation in Montana, among other places, and they all serve students from poor families. Some were considered to be the lowest-performing schools in their states.
April 10, 2013 by Anthony Jackson
Sometimes we forget how much our surrounding influence us. Everyone in our office has a different “style” when it comes to work habits and office decor.
As I look around my (usually tidy) office today…. strewn with papers, cups & binders… I start to worry. Yes, I did just finish a giant edit of the Artist Innovation Awards. And, yes, fiscal year just ended, I’m covering Arts Ed duties & reviewing applications, and several other big projects are happening at the same time.
I realize I’m not happy if I’m not creative. And I’m not creative if I’m not organized. I’m coming off of a giant creative-but-detailed project in the guidelines update and online application forms for AIA and you can tell by looking around the disaster in my office.
So I started thinking about creative space. I have a project going on at home to create the perfect family creative space in an old cabin. And I just adore clever & inspired design.
And then I read the article below. Take a look and tell me what you think.
This is odd but I’ve been using it for the last few days and I think it works:
I particularly like http://coffitivity.com/