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Posted 13 Jun 2013Hi Nicci,
I live just across the bay from San Francisco in Oakland. There is a group on facebook called Bay Area Ceramics Bulletin Board. You should try posting something on there. If you can't I can for you. Just let me know.
Posted 24 May 2013http://www.transarti...a-art-residence
Ooooo, I'll check it out!
Posted 24 May 2013I looked in my world wide directory of residencies ane there were none listed for Egypt.
/> thanks anyways Marcia
do you know of any Universities there that offer ceramics. I might try and contact them. I know of the American University Cairo, but I don't think there is a ceramics studio
Posted 6 May 2013
Posted 30 Apr 2013Hmmmmm. This reminds me of an expressive drawing class i had in school. One of the students was the Aerospace Engineering teacher at the university and a personal friend to the drawing intsructor. Over the course of the semester i saw him really struggle with the various assignments we had. Now, let me tell you that this class was by far one of the best art classes I had ever taken. My teacher, who is the head of the pictorial department, is a wealth of knowledge, technique, and experience and I am greatful for what I learned in this class. Unfortunately, all the interesting, challenging assignments in the world couldnt get him to think outside the box. He just couldnt let go and let the creativity take over and it showed. Long story short. Nope, you can't teach creativity. I used to think you could but after that class, I really saw how it is something you either have or you don't. Some people are really good at numbers, or learning languages and others are creative.
There is a certain amount of change that can be done in brain dominance though. I remember when I first started teaching I took a brain dominance test that showed my brain worked in the left of center. This meant that I was slightly left brain dominant and an analytical thinker. Several years later I took a similar test, and it showed me off the scale to the right. I don't know how much credence to put in these tests being and educator, but interesting fun anyway.
I'm not suggesting that the brain/mind is static, not by any means but there are somethings, like creativity, that we are naturally born with. For those that aren't, I think it takes time and effort to cultivate. Is it possible to be learned, yeah sure, anythings possible. But i should have mentioned I was reffereing to artistic creativity.
Creativity is also a relative term. I got this off dictionary.com
Creativity: the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination
I think along with the question "Can creativity be taught?" there is also the question "What is creativity".
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