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Really Being There

Sketching and painting are ways to become more present to a place. It focuses your attention. However, even then, you’re present from a visual standpoint. Are you really present? You may be more present than if you were talking on … Continue reading

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Arts Education Initiative

Initiative to boost arts education launches Posted by or from a variety of publications on EducationViews.org Hoping to raise the profile of arts education in public schools, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Saturday he has formed a … Continue reading

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Developing Art Appreciation, Part I

Developing Art Appreciation, Part I There is a running joke among artists. When someone asks you how long it took to make [whatever item it is that they’re referring to], tell them “it took me [however many years you’ve been … Continue reading

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Part I –Circle of Friends and Art Vocabu

Part I –Circle of Friends and Art Vocabulary Having a circle of friends who are artists can help to expand one’s artistic skills and open doors to different ways of expressing oneself creatively. However, limiting our circle of friends to … Continue reading

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Creativity can be expressed through many

Creativity can be expressed through many channels, cooking being one of them. Last night, instead of settling for plain old pork chops, I hunted around in the pantry and found a can of apricots. Placed 1-2 apricots on each pork … Continue reading

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Exciting News – Arts Education Gaining M

Exciting News – Arts Education Gaining Momentum in California Public Schools In May 2011, California was one of 5 states that won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Friday, January 6, 2012, the California Department of Education … Continue reading

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