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Creativity and the Visual Arts

  • Peter AdsettEmail author
  • Mary Alice Lee
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Abstract

Creativity and the visual arts is a description of an experimental art class conducted in New Zealand from 2003 to 2005. The programme was in stark contrast to mainstream curricula in terms of both teaching method and content. Firstly, it was taught in tandem by a painter and an art historian, whose intention was to seamlessly unite their different but related fields of expertise. Secondly, rather than maintaining separation between the various mediums (painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, etc.), they encouraged all mediums as per student needs. It was also expected that students would bring previous experiences into the studio and be enriched creatively in all future practices outside the class. The focus, above all, was on materials and processes and how they operated towards the success of finished work. The chapter also outlines the main activities (studio practice, reading, group critique) and the sources of inspiration for the course.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Learning ConnexionLower HuttNew Zealand
  2. 2.Independent ResearcherNew South WalesAustralia

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