Abstract Painting: Be Your Own Captain of Creativity
March 06, 2017

Abstract Painting: Be Your Own Captain of Creativity

Despite all the hoopla about which country has the highest-scoring students, which college majors are most marketable, or which education model is the most effective, art educators have remained consistently dedicated to what they believe is the most fundamental skill needed for successful growth: creative thinking. Albert Einstein’s familiar quote, “Creativity is more important than […]

The Values of Our Flag
October 10, 2016

The Values of Our Flag

Each year, my school hosts a veteran’s appreciation day. Local veterans are invited to attend a luncheon in our media center, where they are entertained by our school band and honored by staff, students and administrators. I provide the decorations, which most recently included my students’ drawings of our nation’s flag. The introductory-level drawings were […]