Kaden, a student of mine presented at PechaKucha Tokyo. He’s 11 years old and presented in front of approximately 300 people showing the progress of his art work. For those not in the know, this presentation format allows 20 slides for 20 seconds each. I can’t take any credit for this or for his art, as I have only taught him for a single unit this year in grade 6. I am however proud and enjoy working with him as he has a lot of drive in class. I look forward to seeing what future projects will inspire him. You can watch his presentation here.
I stumbled across the Painting & Drawing Channel, a TV show that offers tutorial videos related to well…painting and drawing. The site itself offers videos from that week but they also post their videos on YouTube. Their channel is here. I have included one video below to give you a taste.
New Scientist Magazine offered 10 mysteries of the human species in their August 8 edition (…I know, I had the time to read it one month later). Art clocked in at number seven. Why do humans create art? A display of evolutionary fitness? Sexual display? Intellectual play? Social adaptation? Aesthetics? Read the short article here.