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Making Art in the Internet Age (5)

F. Scott Hess | Posted 12.11.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

After hearing rumors around school that some of my students thought I'd 'tricked them' in my Making Art in the Internet Age class, and getting direct ...

Making Art In The Internet Age (4)

F. Scott Hess | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

There is much skepticism amongst older generations of artists as to whether the presentation of one's works online brings anything worthwhile to an art career, and a special disdain is reserved for the idea that art can be sold through Instagram.

Street Art From Ferguson Now Part Of Unique City-Wide Art Exhibit

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 10.18.2016 | Good News
Carol Swartout Klein

In November 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding neighborhoods were in the midst of several nights of rioting and looting. But something happened during all of this. Something that didn't make many headlines -- a movement called "Paint for Peace."

Around the World in 30 Days: September 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report Why does character education matter? And why do so many believe its role in schools is more important than ev...

Making Art in the Internet Age (3)

F. Scott Hess | Posted 09.28.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

My Making Art in the Internet Age class continues to blow my mind on a weekly basis. Last Thursday, the conversation started when one student objected to my use of the term 'bad' when saying something about art work online.

Making Art In The Internet Age (2)

F. Scott Hess | Posted 09.12.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

What kind of artwork gets the most response online? In the era of Instagram, where successful art careers are literally manufactured through the massive accumulation of 'followers', this is not a subject for idle speculation.

Making Art In The Internet Age (1)

F. Scott Hess | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

This was important information I was disseminating, linking what my students were painting to the greatest art of the last 3,000 years of Western civilization. And it just gets cut?! Excuse me?!

The Global Search for Education: Living Happy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Relationships set us apart from Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence computers.  No relations, no humanity, no life, no meaning." -- Sir Anthony S...

Children Respond To Global Terrorism Through Art With A Message Of Peace

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts

The terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 left the world shaken, but students at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York are responding to thi...

Walter Knabe: Master Indianapolis Graphic Artist

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.27.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

While Indianapolis, Indiana can be proud of its sports accomplishments, particularly the Indy 500 and the Indiana Pacers basketball team, it can also ...

Join Me in Celebrating National Arts in Education Week!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Unfortunately, we all know that when school budgets tighten, the arts are the first to go. But when we celebrate, we also bring attention to the decision makers who decide what gets cut. Let's get informed, let's get out there, and let's get some attention.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Toulouse-Lautrec

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

you probably don't know that Toulouse-Lautrec led a strange, short, gritty life, full of oddities and idiosyncrasies. He faced adversity, but he was by no means an angel. Here are 5 things you'd never guess about the life of this complex artist.

How School Made Me a Bad Teacher

Amber Kane | Posted 08.17.2016 | Education
Amber Kane

As a big-picture thinker, I have an obsession with asking why -- one of the worst questions that you can ask within the school system, because no one actually knows the answer.

The 5 Teachers You Meet in Heaven: What It Really Takes to Save Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Teachers, of course, can lead the way, not toward some false utopia embodied in the privatizing, anti-union, agenda of the testing moguls but in education's humanistic roots -- providing young people with multiple pathways to success.

"All Flesh Is Grass" - The Memory of Richard Long

F. Scott Hess | Posted 07.04.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

There are in the lives of artists seminal figures that inspire you to be more than you were before you met them. For me that person was Richard Long, an artist and very unique professor.

Arts Action Heroes to the Rescue!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

While they differ vastly from one another, there is one common strength I have observed: the arts have made a profound impact on the health of each community.

Classroom Aesthetics: Not the "Art of Teaching" - Teaching As Art

Rick Ayers | Posted 06.18.2016 | Education
Rick Ayers

Sometimes the magic and beauty of the classroom, the soaring beyond simple skills and content, happens in the most unexpected ways. At these moments, we are experiencing a kind of performance art in the classroom.

Chicagoland's Arts and Culture Brings the Vibrancy -- and Money, Too!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.12.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Whether you're visiting Chicago for the first time or returning home, one thing is apparent: this is a city that values its creative sector.

A Modest Proposal to Halt Rising Tuition Costs

F. Scott Hess | Posted 06.09.2016 | College
F. Scott Hess

A few years ago when I was an adjunct professor at a major California art school I remember discovering that our institution had fourteen vice preside...

Priscilla Frank

Why The Best Painting At The Guggenheim This Summer Was Made By A Third Grader

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts

Modern Western education traditionally emphasizes two skills: the ability to process text and numbers. The importance of images, however, is often ove...

Who, If Not Artists, Can Inspire Us In Days Of Change?

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

An authentic artist creates beauty that lifts us up to the highest within us. The Creativity of such an artist comes from his or her connection to the Divine Source, which is therefore able to make a truly constructive contribution to humanity.

Everyartist Live! and Why Creativity Matters

Brandon Kralik | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

The creative capacity of our young people will determine whether our country, and our world, flourishes or not. All around us are changes that demand creative solutions, from addressing climate change to delivering health care.

The Da Vinci Initiative

Brandon Kralik | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

The stone has been thrown. The splash is being made and as the repercussions arc across the surface of the representational revolution, they are intercepted as inspiration, as ideas, and The Da Vinci Initiative is capitalizing on them.

5 Artists on the Enduring Qualities of Representational Painting

F. Scott Hess | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

For 40,000 years, long before mankind invented written language, we have put down marks that left a living trace of who we are, what we saw, and what we thought. We need those marks now more than ever before.

My Dog Deserves an MFA. No, Seriously.

F. Scott Hess | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

I first noticed that my dog, Roxy Hess, had artistic intentions when she left a forceful and unmistakable message on the floor of the studio we share. Slow human that I am, I hadn't realized that Roxy was not only on top of the latest developments in the artworld, she was running amongst the pack leaders.