We're all born as artists.
In my opinion, an artist is everyone who's interested in understanding the world that surrounds him by seeing it through his own eyes. One of the main goals in education is to embolden this will for research and help every individual in finding and nurturing his tendencies. The best way to learn is through action: you can read more about it in the extract from my thesis I posted a couple of weeks ago. As a teacher I want to inspire my students to free themselves from the fear of creation.
Creativity has always been closely tied to development.
Throughout history artist has shown us that as the technologies of their time developed, so did their skills. A great example of this is the 2003 documentary ''Secret knowledge'' (affiliate link) where David Hockney discusses his theory that artists were secretly using optical devices such as the camera obscura in creating their work as early as the 15th century.
We need to pass on our knowledge to the future generations, as our ancestors did for us, so they can develop it even further. Saying that someone is a talented musician, painter or writer decreases the value and hard work that person has put into mastering his craft. Let me know who inspired your artistic growth.
Next week I'll talk about learning from the old masters,
I encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments below
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