For whatever reason I’ve decided to do this blog…no, wait, be a bit more assertive (is that even the right word? Fuck it, we’re going with it). 753 more words
When most of us think of how the mind of a poet works, we probably imagine that “inspiration” is the major driving force; however the poet Stephen Spender says that the biggest part of writing poetry is simply hard, creative work. 494 more words
Dave Eggers, award-winning author of books such as A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, explains in his 2008 TED Talk, “Once Upon a School,” how he conceived the idea of a tutoring and creative writing center that would be part of the community, a place that would offer one-on-one help to the students in the area with writers who would volunteer their time. 225 more words
Starting in early April, many students worked hard to build all the sets and props for the amazing production of Beauty vs Beast. Many cast members dropped by the Pod to help build and paint during days off rehearsal and the production crew worked hard on most days, some evenings and even a few weekends. 116 more words
Discussing some of the key intellectual and emotional elements that constitute the creative component in the making of poetry, the poet Stephen Spender wrote, “The problem of creative writing is essentially one of concentration, and the supposed eccentricities of poets are usually due to mechanical habits or rituals developed in order to concentrate.” (1) 325 more words
Because art is everything and in everything. Because it engages the brain cells into developing synopses. Because it is fun and allows self-expression.
Couple reasons I love art and being a teaching artist – spread the art and creativity all around! 209 more words