Resources and Inspiration

Feed your creativity

Creativity and the psychology of creativity are a fascinating topic for anyone engaged in creative work, students or teachers. Try some surrealist games, oblique strategies, tackle a creative block or write a manifesto! Take a peek inside Sketchbooks and Studios to see their working processes and reflect on creativity in a broad sense.

 There are also resource pages on Visual Arts in Education, advice for aspiring artists, tips and links for showing films, slideshows, talks, and, especially for you, a much needed focus on you the Teacher as Artist.

Like the basket of figs dipicted in this Roman wall painting at Villa Poppaea, please help yourself and enjoy!

Selected Pages


Teacher and Artist 17 August 2016

But we are also teachers, and the teaching of art requires a multitude of abilities;...

Artists' Sketchbooks and Studios 7 July 2018

This section is not specifically about the Visual Journal but a chance to look at some artists sketchbooks past and present,...

Visiting Artists 26 June 2018

Find an artist/artisanThere are artists working in every community, city, town, village, and remote mountainside, no matter...

Guest Teacher Pages 24 April 2017

This section of the site is an opportunity for teachers to share their special areas of expertise. We all have such different...

Showing Film and Video 6 February 2017

Films and videos on artists are widely and readily available. How can we make active rather than passive use of these valuable...

Applying to Art School 17 December 2015

This page is a resource compiled for students who want to continue their art studies after the IB ( and for their dedicated...

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