Last month's journey to Pennsylvania and The Summer Institute on Contemporary Art (SICA), has planted some very interesting ideas currently growing in my head. One of which is the difference between Play Art vs. School Art. You can find some info here.
I have done some research on teaching Play Based Art. And I find the concepts behind it pretty important for encouraging children to be more original and create more independently.
The last activity I did for SICA was to:
I choose to explore the relationship between Play and School Art. The two are complete opposites and I see them something like this:
For my assignment, on the left I have represented Play Art where the child was encouraged to explore and create art, based on ideas that were happening in their head, extremely original. On the right, I have represented School Art as the cookie cutter concept in an elementary art room. AND yes, sometimes that IS my art room. Interesting? Right? So where does this leave me? I will seek to find a balance.......
Meanwhile, this is on the back of my project because we needed to title it and write an artist's statement.
AND USING NEW IDEAS!
Like I stated in my project-Time to change the game and PLAY!