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

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Teacher and Artist 17 August 2016

But we are also teachers, and the teaching of art requires a multitude of abilities;...
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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...
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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...
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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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Visiting Artists 10 December 2015

Find an artist/artisanThere are artists working in every community, city, town, village, and remote mountainside, no matter...
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Sketchbooks and Studios 17 October 2014

This section is not specifically about the Visual Arts Journal but a chance to look into some artists journals and sketchbooks...
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