Friday, August 30, 2013

Science-Art curriculum

Integrating Art in Math-Science curriculum:

Found an interesting article here. This should interest teachers of both science as well as arts at the school stage.
It is also of relevance to trainers, educators, motivators and coaches in all walks of life at a later stage, when personal development is not segmented so narrowly, and constraints of a school curriculum do not exist:

"The main message of both artists and scientists is that we use evidence in multiple ways..."

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Women, Artists, & 70+

Women artists: All of whom made it big after 70!

I would draw or paint often on, but it was always a part-time activity along with a science education, a career in banking, teaching and in senior management.
It was only after 50, that painting started getting a higher priority in life. I was particularly delighted to read therefore about all these artists therefore who all made it big in the art world after turning 70:

Please note all of them are women!

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Etel Adnan, Mary Delany, Carmen Herrera, Grandma Moses, and Alice Mackler

Useful Tips

Useful stuff: storing paintings

Storing paintings on a rack. I got a rack of this kind built for my studio, and I find it immensely useful. A useful tip: If possible, keep one dimension of your canvas the same or similar. This will help in stacking them neatly.

This information is really useful for rolling up a canvas: