Tag Archives: Art LIteracy

Make Lunch Hour Meaningful

“Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right – it holds my golden time! “ — Oliver Wendell Holmes Today I took the afternoon off so that I could teach Art Literacy at my daughter’s school. … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond The Contrast

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” — Confucius Humans are very good at spotting contrast. It’s what makes a work of art interesting. It’s how we distinguish right and wrong. It’s the difference that’s intriguing. Evolutionary-speaking, contrast is … Continue reading

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Feudal Inspiration

“All art requires courage.”  — Anne Tucker You have no clothes, no land, and no house. You have no identity, no possessions, and no voice. You can’t read or write. You are part of the 90% in medieval Europe. This … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 304 – Process Over Product

“The journey is the reward.” — Chinese proverb Chinese watercolor was the subject of the school’s Art Literacy program today where I volunteered. Students practiced brush strokes in a precise and repetitive manner. Wrists steady, fingers lightly gripping the brushes. Bamboo … Continue reading

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