Today is episode 5 of Art made Easy. I promised you back in November that if I decided to host a podcast, I would commit to at least 6-months. The learning curve has been steep and the investment of time is immense, but I love having conversations with creative folks in our industry. I’m learning how a podcast works ( as many of you are!) so please bear with me as I learn how to interview, talk into a mic and carry a conversation for 45-minutes. That’s the fun part; moving past comfort zones and learning new things.
Today I talk with Rachelle Doorley of the blog Tinkerlab and the author of the book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide For Little Inventors. Rachelle is a former costume designer turned art educator turned blogger and author. She shares a vast amount of information about creating art with younger children in both her blog, book and now this show.
This episode is perfect for anyone who is creating art in a home environment especially with preschool children and for those who are interested in how to cultivate creative growth.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN
-How Rachelle’s childhood influenced her career path
– How to develop and honor a child’s creative development
– Questions to ask before the start of an art activity or play experiment
– How to set up a self-serve art & activity station
– Basic art supplies for little makers
– Ten Tinkerlab Habits of Mind (you can download the PDF below)
– How technology plays with creativity
– How to embrace mess and workarounds
– The concept of failing forward
– What Art Education means to Rachelle
– Reggio Approach to student learning
LISTEN TO THE SHOW
How to make Goop (Oobleck)
DOWNLOAD TINKERLAB’S TEN HABITS OF MIND
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