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How Education Kills Creativity

January 6, 2010

If you don’t have twenty minutes to watch this wonderful talk (but I hope you do watch the whole thing) then advance it to 15:10 and watch from there to the end. A huge message here for artists and for all educators!

In the Studio
Working on completion of my two 30″ panels. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the conversation. You’ve been a tremendous help by holding my hand through it all! When they are completely done, I will show some good shots of them.

Tomorrow we get a little snow on the ground. This will be our first snow since moving from Florida, and the dogs’ first snow E-Vah! There will be pictures!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2010 10:10 am

    This is amazing! The first time I walked into an art class I had that feeling of “these people are all like me”! It validated my creative potential as well as provided artistic support. I am glad someone is talking about “talented” children. Hopefully one day the “talented” will be as valued as the “gifted” students are today.

    • January 7, 2010 4:12 pm

      One can hope, Nancy. We need to be advocates for those children since we know first hand what this means. It’s so vitally important!

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope we’ll see you again.

      I love your artist statement!

  2. January 7, 2010 12:06 pm

    That was one of the best TED talks I’ve watched. Thanks for posting it.

    • January 7, 2010 4:16 pm

      Isn’t that wonderful, Mandi? Glad you liked it.

      Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. I’ve enjoyed discovering your blog!

  3. January 8, 2010 11:46 am

    thanks for posting this, i went to youtube and favorited it so i can use it in teaching my art education class.

  4. March 17, 2012 12:10 am

    Helped me very much !!!!!! Awsome

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