Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Inspiring Young Artists


Edutopia Magazine

Edutopia Magazine is a part of the George Lucas Education Foundation.  In it’s web form it contains articles for US Public schools, but many are relevant to us.

Edutopia article on using Youtube videos to inspire creativity in young artists:  http://www.edutopia.org/arts-youtube-video-art-music For example:      Claude Monet:

Van Gogh:

Also read:        Art in Schools Inspires Tomorrow's Creative Thinkers

Also from an Edutopia article on Virtual Libraries, The New York Public Library has:

As more and more information is in non tactile forms, are Libraries having to look at ways of providing access to their digital collection as well as providing access to digital information from other sources


And another plug for Wordle – a tool for creating word clouds from text. The words which appear most frequently are given more prominence. This is a fantastic tool – simple to use - I can imagine all sorts of classroom uses for this tool. As an example, the Wellesley vision from our website produces this:



So, what happens if you use a poem???? – What poem is it?


and finally, Artscope lets you view 3500 pieces of artwork from the San Francisco Museum of Fine Art:

http://www.sfmoma.org/projects/artscope/ (Takes a wee while to load!)