Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense


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Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense

Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance


Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance

April 16, 2013 4:00 PM

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.

Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance

Creative Space

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. 

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/13091885/list?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u311&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery8

Creative Space