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 5 October 2020

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

Applying to Art School 10 August 2020

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

Visual Arts in Education 28 April 2019

The study of visual art, its processes and ideas, is a journey that offers rewards beyond the creation of art itself. Art...

Film and Video as Teaching Aides 20 April 2019

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

Rothko on Teaching Art 3 January 2019

He taught art for over 20 years at the Brooklyn Jewish Center to kindergarteners through 8th graders— his students didnt...

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,...

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