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How the Arts Can Help Struggling Learners

Original post from PBS Parents By Katrin Oddleifson Robertson Knowing how to help a child who struggles to learn is one of the greatest parenting challenges imaginable. When our children don’t fit the traditional model of what a student is or should be able to do, ...Read More

Dazzling Icicles

Harsh winter weather may be a pain, but if you take the time to look around you, there’s a silver lining to each cloud! These beautiful icicle caves were spotted in Lake Superior, Michigan in 2014. The original post appeared on AOL. APOSTLE ISLANDS, ...Read More

How To Look At Art

Tripped over this little gem by Grant Snider today: It’s very true, not everyone knows how to look at art. In art school, we’re trained to look at work and think about it and pick it apart and put it back together again in a ...Read More

Creativity And The Brain

Creativity is one of the most widely debated of human traits. It allows us to invent, solve problems, innovate, create artistic and musical masterpieces, and engage in mental acts that are as simple as solving a scheduling conflict. The impact of creativity on the ...Read More

Fostering Creativity In Business

by Laurie Kasparian “A company’s most important asset isn’t raw materials, transportation systems, or political influence, it is creative capital—simply put, an arsenal of creative thinkers whose ideas can be turned into valuable products and services”.3 An increasing number of problems that businesses address have ...Read More

TED Talks: Alexa Meade: Your Body Is My Canvas

Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it–literally. She covers everything in a scene–people, chairs, food, you name it–in a mask of paint that mimics ...Read More
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