Time saving tools, templates and ideas that I have written, trialled and tested, that work. Send in your best templates and ideas for teaching and I'll put them here to share.
Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
Paul Klee is one of my favourite artists. His whimsical, dreamy, childlike images are a delight. I love the way he combines maths and art, shapes, and numbers, symbols and letters.
MATHS + ART = AMAZING
I did this activity and the students were bringing in artwork for several days to add to our display.
I made a powerpoint(download it here) intro including some background on PAUL KLEE and an outline of the activity.
You use a grid if you like to download template here.
Great tutorial. Use some thickish paper approximately 100 x 100.
How To Draw 3D Hole & Stairs for Kids - Anamorphic Illusion - 3D Trick Art on paper - Easy
Drawing a Hole - Anamorphic Illusion - Harder
Architecturally Beautiful Cities
Great images on this site - iconic. The videos promote tours in each location
KROKOTAK is a fabulous art/craft site.
I loved the 2D to 3D cats.
The pictures of the cat are here:
Also the rainy day is very clever and
has an accompanying video.
There are lots of great ideas throughout the site.
Drawing How to Draw
This is a great drawing site. Check it out.
this site contains Drawing tutorials and how to draw. Learn how to draw step by step for kids of all ages. The simple steps will guide you to drawing cartoons, illustrations, and much more.
Great activities for gaining an understanding of perspective, shadows, 3D etc.
Onamatopiea - Written sound + ART
Infinity and Beyond
Boom! Bam! Pow! Zap! Zoom! Snap! Bang!
Ink Splatter monster + ART - Watch the video - the kids will love this - take a look at Betsy's Site to see her ink splatt monsters The artist Stefan Bucher work is featured on his website, www.dailymonster.com, is
created by using air to blow ink into a unique splatter shape, then using his imagination, he transforms the splatter into a silly monster! The students really enjoy watching
Tumbling Blocks Illusion + ART
How to draw tanglepattern Mr. E
Watch the video The kids really loved this.
Videos and Images
Artists Footsteps Great Australian Art This web site is being developed as a site for art lovers and students throughout the world to gain an appreciation of the lives and works of Australian Artists and the social environments in which they lived and painted.
Art Archive - great art pictures which are resizable.
NGA Kids Site - Adventures in Art and Activities online from Washington's National Gallery of Art
List of Art museums online with a small annotation. Fabulous
Arthur's Kids: Radial Symmetry Artwork
Museum of Modern Art - MoMA Great Online Art
Prison Uniforms, 2007 10x23 feet in six vertical panels
Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. The U.S. has the largest prison population of any country in the world. What is great about this is that you can zoom right in an see each individual uniform by clicking the mouse. Take a look at the other images on this "Running the Numbers" series as well. Like the Hundred million toothpicks or "Unsinkable"