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Entries by Brian D. Cohen from 11/2011

Teaching Creativity: The Answers Aren't in the Back of the Book

| Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

Teachers imply there are definite answers and that they possess them, a kind of game in which they encourage students to guess the answer in the teacher's head. It might be better played the other way around.

Taking Things Apart

| Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

An artist learns to notice things by him or herself, maturing as an observant and reflective individual. The creation of art is ultimately not entirely a product of conscious intent, though conscious awareness helps a lot. Teachers help us get there.