I’m looking forward to a school year split between Happy Valley and Manhattan - I’m sure it’ll be a good, busy, happy one.Read More
On this trip, I divided my Toowoomba time between the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the Cobb&Co Museum. I was welcomed by excellent researchers, artists, and educators of all walks of life. There was work in the museum workshop and the university makerspace, lectures to be given, discussions to be had, time in TV and radio production studios, lunches and meetings, - I’ll tell you all about all that soon. Butlet’s start at the beginning.Read More
2016 was a season of much traveling and consulting, with stretches of time in two hemispheres and four continents.Read More
It’s always a good challenge to run a workshop with participants whose language you don't share. It never fails to remind me of the importance of direct interaction, both in long term teaching situations and one-off workshops.Read More
The interview was shot during our exhibition "The Very Very Magic Suitcase and Other Art." It was a wonderful opportunity to share the children's work and the process behind the exhibition with a wider audience. We also heard from the mother of Sahana, one of the artists whose work was being exhibited, and from Dr. Judith Burton, director of Art & Art Education at Teachers College.
#storynotgadget is becoming one of my mottos. I argue that as fancy as our media, settings, or circumstances are, they are important not in themselves but to the extent that they help us give people (in this case 0-5 year oldartists) more opportunities to make their voices heard and to share their ideas.Read More
It's magic, it's art, it's a suitcase.
There's paint and glass, there's clay, glue, wire, and other materials - artworks by infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Come visit!Read More
I played with the snow as I ran, breaking my stride to reach a particularly shiny spot or throw myself in a mountain of fluffy white cold smoothness. And I thought, again: this is just another material.Read More
It’s not how fancy the gadget is - It’s what you do with it.Read More
Mikel wanted to show them his artist statement, a video where he talks about himself as an artist and mentions his flying skills as well.Read More
It wasn’t me; they started it. (I was always told to take responsibility for my actions, but they did, they started it.) Toddlers - they started it.Read More
Adventures may happen in unexpected moments – as may art. When Oren, Tom, and I hopped and skipped our way from the preschool room to the art studio that morning, we had no idea of the great adventure ahead of us.Read More