In the context of art education, Surrealist games can be a useful tool to disinhibit students and unlock their creativity.More so, they are a valuable component of any open-ended art exploration and a wonderful addition to project-based curriculums.
What makes Chagall’s art so special? Ask me, and I would say it is the richness of the imaginary world he built with his art. Of course, he was an outstanding colorist, but I don’t believe his works would have been as powerful without the incredible set of characters that he created. His paintings are
Why Chagall? I was thirteen and about to start art school when 150 of Chagall’s painting arrived in Turin for an incredible exhibition of the artists’ oeuvre. To this day, I remember the guided tour I joined with my parents and the incredible journey we did through Chagall’s art and life: 19th century Russia, the
AKA, how to take one of the least creative bits of art education and make it inspiring. The issue with teaching color theory (most times) While color theory is definitely significant in art practice, the actual argument has arguably more to do with science than with art. This is to say, that color theory classes
The Reggio-Emilia approach developed in the Reggio-Emilia area in Northern Italy when educators, parents and children began working together to reconstruct society after World War II. It was under the leadership of philosopher and educator Loris Managuzzi that the Reggio Emilia approached evolved from a parent cooperative movement to a city-run system first, to today’s
A “letterscape” is what I call a landscape drawn with text. More accurately, a letterscape is a form of calligram, a piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
Considering how unexceptional snow is around the northern hemisphere, we are left wondering why are winter paintings actually so rare and sparse in Western art. True enough, winter landscapes were virtually absent from the arts until the Late Middle Age. What may seem like a simple matter of taste is actually a fascinating and complex
What is a Calligram poem?
A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
This Lesson plan includes the history, contemporary use of calligram, as well as examples from different cultures. The practical inquiry encompasses four activities and art explorations.