I am very attracted to drawing with graphite and Conte, it is one of the simplest and most beautiful forms of art coming only from my mind and the skill I have with a pencil. You can see this influence
Re-Present is an exploration in the unfinished nature of memory and community; in this case, drawing from the people and my time in Kenya. As I painted, I was struck by what my memory could recall about these scene and
Creativity is inherent in Humans. We must encourage it and help our students to refine it and get better at it. The current system is the opposite. As Sir Ken Robinson points out, students are getting worse at divergent thinking as we mold them into what is deemed culturally normal or academic, as they become “educated.” We can teach by setting up explorations in to the problems we present. It is our job as teachers to think in divergent and creative ways in order to conceive of how to make that happen. By teaching students how to solve problems we are creating life long learners and engaging our kids, they may even begin to love coming to school.