I’ve been thinking a lot about education, from how we teach our youth to how we teach ourselves. My favorite way to learn is by doing. By… Read more “Education and Learning Systems”
Lets forget about crowd sourcing, twitch streaming, and things like Patreon for a time. How did the idea of a patron of the arts come to be?… Read more “Bring Back the Pure Patron”
I have only three things on my Etsy page.
The reality is that most of us grow up strapped in an educational system that favors obedience over independent thinking. We’re rewarded for trusting authority, and punished for challenging it. We focus on memorizing the stuff other people came up with – formulas in math, grammar rules in English, theories in physics, cell functions in biology – rather than grasping the logic behind our most important breakthroughs and tracing the footsteps of their discovery. We answer test questions with what we think our teacher wants to hear. We chase grades instead of knowledge. And worst of all, we leave the classroom woefully unequipped with the thinking skills that matter most: how to balance open-mindedness with skepticism, how to identify bias, and how to challenge assumptions – including our own – in a way that’s truly objective.
~ Denise Minger, From Death By Food Pyramid
Being partially motivated by being around artwork and artists all day, and partially motivated by the curator at the time Liz Szabo I was actually making art with that intention.
I created this painting as an assignment in my first oil painting class.