Sometimes it makes us laugh, sometimes it makes us think, and sometimes it is downright offensive. But what can graffiti past and present tell us about human creativity?
Examples of ako in arts classrooms. Ako involves reciprocal shared learning in the classroom and beyond.
How Nuns have Shaped the World of Art History
‘For Renaissance nuns with a creative bent, convent life was not a problem—it was a creative solution. Many prospective nuns came from wealthy households and had some education; nunneries extracted women from the domestic responsibilities of marriage and motherhood, freeing them to further pursue their studies and even artistic careers.’
Examples of manaakitanga in arts classrooms. Mannaakitanga is about values of integrity trust sincerity and equity. Through manaakitanga the teacher and fellow students recognise and affirm the identity of each student in open and trusting relationships.
This site provides an interactive approach to understanding elements and principles. Choose a tour by school of art or medium and explore the National Gallery's collections of painting sculpture works on paper photographs and decorative arts.
Visit this website to explore the fascinating history of colour in paintings. Learn about the symbolism of colour in art and read all about pigments from the earthy days of cave painting to the synthetics of modern-day art.
This site covers exhibits relating to the art of painting and includes information about the most important pigments used through time.
Addressing the cultural and racial bias found in the art world and seen in museums.
What if you could visualize the crescendo of an orchestra as a barrage of colour and texture, like something out of the Disney movie Fantasia? Or if observing a rippling stream caused your brain to reverberate with the musical notes of a cello? This is something of what life can be like for those who experience synesthesia, a condition in which two or more senses are coupled together.
This New Zealand Ministry of Education website is intended to help teachers build on existing practice to create opportunities for all boys to succeed.
Collaborative and Individual Virtual Exhibition projects.
In some instances, we’re constantly fending off distraction; on the other, the internet has created amazing new tools for viewing art and helping artists get their work funded.
The Way We Talk about Art Shouldn’t be Impossible to Understand
‘Like all jargon, impenetrable art jargon limps on by convincing impressionable people that obscurity is a sign of intelligence and sophistication—a proposition that sounds ridiculous once you give it more than a moment’s thought.’
Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners is a new resource explaining the progression of the competencies teachers need to develop so they can help Māori learners achieve educationally as Māori. Tātaiako has been developed to help all educators think about what it takes to successfully teach Māori learners. It provides a guide to the development of cultural competence for teachers themselves for their employers and for Initial Teacher Education providers and providers of on-going teacher professional development.
The Different Components that are explored in writing about art works.
A TED talk by Mark Barnes discussing approaches to assessment and how to include the student voice in a ‘beautiful conversation’.
David Kelly - building creative confidence universally beneficial and increases the appreciation for creative thinking (he did a TED talk about this too).
Creative New Zealand have recently published their findings after a three-year study looking at our attendance, attitudes and participation in the Arts. This three-yearly research began in 2005 and was repeated in 2008, 2011 and 2014. It delivers on-going information to the arts sector about New Zealanders’ level of involvement in, and attitudes towards, the arts.
Devised for 'guilty teachers' to manage work/life balance.
Encouraging writing through 'life journals' comic strips and drawing.
Creatives as leaders - short article by David Burkus.
An article about the relationship between the arts, clinical observation and maintaining empathy in the medical profession.