''Talent is an illusion'' was supposed to be a two part series(part one and part two) discussing the important role of creativity in education. Since they got a lot of engagement I decided to write one more.
Throughout my education I've often encountered mentors that was unable see my proclivities. I've struggled for years with doing what I ''had'' to do and with what I ''wanted'' to do with my art and that's why I've decided to take the self teaching route after graduating from the academy. Freelancing has given me the opportunity to do paid work and simultaneously work at my own unique style. I cannot emphasize enough the misunderstanding I've heard so many times, that learning stops as we graduate from college. At the academy I've learned how art evolved through history and the old master's interpretations of their time. Now is the time to create my own voice.
I want to finish this three part series with a quote by Ken Robinson whose TED talks was a huge inspiration for me in writing my thesis. ''Ken Robinson champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence''(extract from his TED profile)
In his talk How schools kills creativity from 2006 he says: “Creativity is as important as literacy “
Do you agree with the last statement?
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