CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio
CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Invention of Art

The Invention of Art - Clay plaque by "E" grade 6

Every time I think I know what art is, I think of exceptions, additions or omissions. “Art,” states my friend Diane Jaquith, co-author of Engaging Learners through Art,…is a big subject.” Diane has a mathematical answer to the question: 
“Head + Heart + Head = Art”
Today I asked students to contribute their answers to this question. Here are a few of their responses:
“Art is the creation of interesting inklings.”
“Art is the expression of thoughts by physical manifestation with various materials used.”
“Art is stuff you make.”
“Art is sexy”
“Art is exploring your mind.”
“Art is everything.”
“Art is whatever you want it to be.”
“Art is something that grabs your imagination and makes it into something wonderful.”
“Art is …devotion to what you love.”
“Art is willingness to evolve, creativity, imagination.”
“Art is creative thinking and inspired crafting.”
“Art is inspiration.”