The Monster Project aims to help young kids realize the power of imagination. Without rules or restrictions, elementary school students are asked to draw a monster. As they allow their imaginations to flourish, these children are encouraged to draw anything that comes to mind. The finished drawings are then sent to artists all across the globe so they can recreate them as 3D illustrations, animations, and paintings. After this transformation, the monsters are returned to the kids so they can see their creativity brought to life without worrying about grades or judgements. Both the students and artists are given the opportunity to form a bond that’s powered by their artistic visions.
“Our goal is to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential,” Monster Project founder Katie Johnson told us. To help this influential project grow to empower more children, the organization hopes to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter.
with Roni Rohr at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New MexicoThough Santa Fe, New Mexico, has a worldwide reputation as an art center for all kinds of art, it recently embraced a new innovation in contemporary art with the opening of Meow Wolf. The Meow Wolf Art Complex is an art collaborative that creates immersive, multimedia art experiences, installations, and exhi […]
This mudhead katsina was made for commercial purposes, not ceremonial.Teaching Culture with Sensitivity and RespectDenise Hortonpublished in the March 2017 SchoolArts Magazine Growing up on the Navajo Reservation, I had opportunities to discover and learn about my own culture. Navajo history and language were a meaningful parts of the schools’ cur […]
Cilau Valadez, Nancy, Trina Harlow, and Augustin Cruz Prudencio at an evening gallery reception that featured the artists’ work.One of the best presentations I’ve ever been a part of was Aprendiendo del Arte/Learning from Art with Trina Harlow, Cilau Valadez, and Agustin Cruz Prudencio, at the KSU College of Education in Manhattan, Kansas. We gave six well-a […]
We were in Tucson this past weekend to visit our friends Stevie and Mike and to work on planning our Tres Culturas seminar in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Abiquiu, New Mexico this summer. We took off long enough for a mural tour of Tucson. Most of these were downtown or near downtown and were quite spectacular. This first one pictured here, of Frida Kahlo and […]
This week I was at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe where I went on a photographic treasure hunt. I had lesson planning on my mind, especially concerning lessons that would be meaningful and engaging and based on a big idea or commonality. I returned to a structure I have used much in past - working from Ernest Boyers' Human Commonalitie […]
The analysis of human population in demographic economics is used to understand how a population relates to economic stability and the quality of life of a country. Countries have a varied mix of the number of children, working citizens, and retired citizens in their population. The ratio of children, working citizens, and retired citizens is influential to […]
Thanks for your enthusiasm, CUE attendees! Please reach out if there is anything else you need from the keynote. More iPad Art: Lessons, Apps and Ideas for the iPad in Visual Art iPad Art: Lessons, apps and ideas for the iPad in Visual Art Responding to art ...