Month: January 2019

The Power of Believing that You Can Improve

The Power of Believing that You Can Improve

As I was retiring from my position as a program specialist for arts integration, our team was doing professional development on the topic of growth mindset. Classroom practice was focusing on this concept for student learning and assessment of learning. Today, I find myself again appreciating the role of growth mindset as I teach adults and they learn new skills.

This past year I started to teach drawing and painting to adults through community education in drawing,

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Botanical Magic

Botanical Magic

I addressed two questions in the blog last week. The first question was, “Why do I draw?” The second question was “Why do I paint?” I ended with, “It is a gift to spend time working through problems and eventually watching as something takes shape. There is something so amazing about completing a drawing or painting from start to finish.”

Today I will continue the theme of “start to finish” with a botanical painting completed this week.

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Why Do I Draw and Paint?

Why Do I Draw and Paint?

A new year and new work! It is undiscovered and unknown to me right now. Thinking about this is exciting and engages my imagination. What will I be drawing, painting, collaging this next year? Will I move into a different medium? Discover a new technique in the mediums I am working in now?

Why do I draw and paint? Someone raised this question in conversation. I thought it was a great question and perfect for reflecting on as I begin a new year. 

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