Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and by Danielle Krysa

By Danielle Krysa

College has loved a resurgence in reputation in the course of the twenty-first century, leading to an explosion of creativity. This show off of state-of-the-art modern artwork from around the globe good points galleries of college via 30 practitioners, from the surreal landscapes of Beth Hoeckel to Fabien Souche's funny appropriations of popular culture. each one artist has additionally created a brand new piece specially for this book—all utilizing an identical unique photo, yet with effects as wildly various because the medium of college itself. This assortment is visible notion for paintings enthusiasts and an appreciation of the transformation of outdated into new.

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Bowden, J (2006) The primary art and design subject leaders handbook. Corsham: NSEAD. Meager, N (2006) Creativity and culture: Art projects for primary schools. Corsham: NSEAD. Wilson, A (ed) (2005) Creativity in primary education. Exeter: Learning Matters. 34 3 Considering learners and learning: principles and practice Chapter objectives By the end of this chapter you will have: . developed your understanding of children as learners in art and design; . developed your understanding of the nature of learning experiences in art and design; .

As you move towards planning, preparing, teaching and assessing art and design, it will be useful to keep in mind the process of learning described, albeit briefly, above. By doing so you will be able to consider the complexities of learning encounters which: . . . recognise the importance of active and personal experience; encourage playing around with ‘understanding’ through a range of materials and processes; value the objects and images children make as evidence of thinking and learning; encourage the consolidation of thinking and learning over periods of time; establish the role of other adults and the learning environment in promoting visual, tactile and spatial learning.

He considers creative activity as being crucial in the re-emergence of the individual, within its society and forms of governance: It would be easy to posit creativity as an ideal, an answer to the challenges of today’s society. It would likewise be easy to fall into the trap of assuming that creativity can be ‘taught’. Unfortunately, there is no formula – and can be no syllabus – for creativity. What we can, however, do is develop the conditions within which it can flourish and the challenges to which it can respond.

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