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Art Seems Intimidating…But it Doesn’t Have to Be.

Hello again! So many times, I hear people saying, “Art is so intimidating, I’ll never get it”.   Case in Point: ArtPrize I grew up just outside Grand Rapids Michigan, and my parents still live there.  For three weeks every fall, the largest outdoor art festival in the world, ArtPrize, takes over the entire city.  […]

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Can anyone be creative–or is it talent from birth?

For ages, we’ve believed that those people who can do something utterly amazing-art, music, dance, engineers, architects, scientists, are just talented.  They were born understanding how to draw, how to move to rhythm, how to put together structures, how to take apart complex problems to discover the solution. And for those who feel that they’re […]

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Classical Conversations, Tutor Scripts weeks 2-4

  Here are scripts for week 2 (“mirror image”),  week 3 (“upside down drawing”)  and week 4 (“abstract art”). Week 5’s “perspective” is taking longer,  just because the word “perspective” covers a very large field.  And since I’m trying to prep scripts for everyone from the four year old first year student through the twelve […]

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Classical Conversations, Tutor Scripts Week 1

I got into teaching art through Classical Conversations.  I’d taught art on a substitute basis before, but you always have to follow the regular teacher’s rules when you do that. One of the things I love about Classical Conversations is it integrates art and music, both the study of theory and technique and the study […]

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