Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Have you ever just wanted a little bit of time to create? Get back into art? Smell a new box of crayons? Our Visual Arts Department did just this with an opportunity with our faculty and staff by offering an afternoon of Make and Take. Our Upper School Art Teachers headed up this fun time. You can see by the photos that it was well received by the participants.
The article above was an interesting read. Take a look. Best Quote from the article:
"CREATIVITY is marketed as a model for self-fulfillment and a way to get ahead. But the communal aspect is appealing, too. On Saturday nights, adults often gather at the Make Meaning studio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to paint ceramic mugs and listen to music while sipping beer and wine. “People want to walk away with something, the idea that, ‘I made this,’ ” said Amy Kotulski, the chief operating officer of Make Meaning. Since her company’s opening in 2010, Ms. Kotulski said, at least 20 percent of its planned events have been for adults, a surprising turn.
-Um, how cool is that? Adults wanting to CREATE again!
"Creating something we call art doesn't mean producing a sell-able piece of work. It's about experiencing the joys and challenges of creation and elevating the soul to new heights"
- Yep, it just calms you!
Ah Haa features art classes from traditional painting and ceramics to one-of-a-kind workshops on solar plate etching and welding, we are sure to inspire you to a new level of creativity.
-Raise your hand if you want to go to Ah Haa! Love this...wish I lived closer.
Great resources for Stress and Art:
Why should art teachers reach out to faculty and staff?
You see Art feeds my soul and if I can't find time for that...what do we do in the Cochran Family? Dance It Out!