The Creative Curriculum
What is my why for creation? Do I know where my motivation comes from? Who am I as a creator?
The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. There are many ways to see and interpret the world.
The arts teach us to think through and within a material or medium. All art forms employ some means through which ideas and images become real.
The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
The arts teach that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
The arts enable us to have unique experiences and through such experience discover the full range of what we are capable of feeling.
The arts teach us that solutions are seldom fixed by change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires us to develop the ability and a willingness to surrender to unanticipated possibilities.
The arts reveal to all that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
The arts develop our ability to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike most subjects where there are correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
The arts help us to say what cannot be said. The arts invite all creators to disclose what a work of art helps them feel.
Purpose and Intentions
Director of Fine Arts
To support, guide, and help anyone to see what others see with their heart!
"said the fox...It's quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the they eyes."
It's that little flame
That lights a fire
Under your @$$
It keeps you going strong
Like a car with
A full tank of gas"
As we tackle this next year and the years ahead we need to dig in and articulate our why. We talk about it, we nod our head and agree but if you have never really written it down now is the time...
As artists and those who foster the artist spirit in others knowing our "why" is essential to our well-being and supporting all our students.
Knowing our why also connects us to our motivations and desires to be creative.