Welcome to the online art studio, aka the wired atelier*!

This blog is designed for students and families in Allison Fuller-Mulloy's SMHS Art Classes. It is a site for posting our daily work and homework (IWs) each week, ideas and images to explore further, reminders and due dates. I hope this blog will help students by reinforcing the week's major ideas and activities, giving make-up work for absentees, and providing families a look into the atelier every day!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Seminars on Creativity in Education

For the week of March 28- April 1, students engaged in some thoughtful and enlightening seminars during class. After watching 2 different TEDtalks from Sir Ken Robinson on schools and creativity (links here and here), students discussed their own experiences in public education and feelings about creativity. Students also discussed the ideas Daniel Pink suggests in his book, A Whole New Mind, after watching an interview with him. Students were challenged to examine the purpose of our educational system, their role in their educations, and to question  the ideas they have about creativity and intelligence. We all learned quite a bit, and have a lot of food for thought after this week!