Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Children's Art Class at the Center for the Arts in Orange

Teaching art to children makes me curious and fascinated about our human capacity for creativity. It seems to me that deliberate effort combined with uninhibited thoughts can equal pure genius. The younger children have pure strokes of genius in process and manipulation and the older children have pure genius in ideas. The originality is remarkable. I am sad when children stop themselves because things aren't perfect. However, I have had plenty of "creative" jobs that the most important factors are speed and accuracy. Life and education's dilemma?
According to Robert Genn, to get back to this genius of a child you need to rely on intuition.
I want to get the book: Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking , Daniel Dennett