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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

Thoughts for the Teaching Artist is devoted to an ongoing exploration of the role of the arts in education. I believe that the arts are an integral, essential part of every person's education. Arts education develops 21st Century Learning Skills, supports all core subjects, creates empathy & builds bridges, and helps develop voice & vision.

The views expressed in Thoughts for the Teaching Artist are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other persons or organization.



Friday, November 9, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately. ~Saul Bellow

 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. ~Bill Moyers

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. ~William Plomer

 

 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Daily Thoughts

What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us. Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Daily Thoughts

I like the ephemeral thing about theatre. Every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone. ~Maggie Smith

 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Art is a human activity consisting in this, that one consciously, by means of certain external symbols, conveys to others the feelings one has experienced, whereby people so infected by these feelings, also experience them. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality. Those who have the gift of creative expression in unusually large measure disclose the meaning of the individuality of others to those others. In participating in the work of art, they become artists in their activity. They learn to know and honor individuality in whatever form it appears. The fountains of creative activity are discovered and released. The free individuality which is the source of art is also the final source of creative development in time. ~John Dewey

 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Daily Thoughts

God is creating at every moment of the world's existence in and through the perpetually endowed creativity of the very stuff of the world. ~Arthur Peacocke

 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Everyone has talent at 25. The difficulty is to have it at 50. ~Edgar Degas

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Self sufficiency appears to be a worthy goal, but it's now impossible if you want to actually get anything done.  All our productivity, leverage and insight comes from being part of a community, not apart from it.  The goal, I think, is to figure out how to become more dependent, not less. ~Seth Godin

 

 

 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life. ~Tennessee Williams

Friday, February 3, 2012

Daily Thoughts

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  ~Cynthia Ozick

 

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Daily Thoughts

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is you know there is a solution. ~Stephen Sondheim

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.~ Lin Yutang

Monday, January 30, 2012

Daily Thoughts

It always seems impossible ... until it's done. ~Nelson Mandela

 

 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. ~E. B. White

 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daily Thoughts

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.~ Louisa May Alcott

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Daily Thoughts

A record deal doesn't make you an artist; you make yourself an artist. ~Lady Gaga

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Daily Thoughts

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~Zora Neale Hurston

 

Monday, January 23, 2012

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The art class opens the path to divergent thinking by accepting differences as normal and desirable, and places value on thinking which doesn't conform to rigid standards. ~Horace Heilman

Friday, January 20, 2012

Daily Thoughts

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. ~C. S. Lewis

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Daily Thoughts

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. ~Hermann Hesse

 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Daily Thoughts

The real beauty in life is that beauty can sometimes occur. ~Colum McCann

 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Daily Thoughts

To do much clear thinking a person must arrange for regular periods of solitude when they can concentrate and indulge the imagination without distraction. ~Thomas A. Edison

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daily Thoughts

The strange power of art is sometimes it can show that what people have in common is more urgent than what differentiates them. ~John Berger

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 9, 2012

Daily Thoughts

 

You will either step forward into growth or step back into safety. ~Abraham Maslow

Friday, January 6, 2012

Daily Thoughts

It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it. ~Lillian Hellman

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Daily Thoughts

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul. ~Arnold Bennett

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Daily Thoughts

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. ~C. S. Lewis

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Daily Thoughts

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.~ Anatole France