Humans, Learning, and Art
We are endowed with reason, memory, and imagination.
We express ourselves in more ways than other creatures.
We are driven by an urge to become a creator.
We are able to value and believe.
We explore, experiment, and discover solutions.
We use symbols more than other creatures.
Inherent in our nature is the need for happiness, harmony, comfort, love, and freedom.
To be happy we must become interesting to ourselves, and expressively act on it.
We learn through senses, the more the better.
We learn when we feel our past / present actions are inadequate.
We learn when we believe that goals are worthy achievements.
Learning is aided by care, concern, respect, and compassion.
We do not all learn the same ways.
Two approaches to learning: Pro-Active / Re-Active
Art will always have unique meaning to every individual.
Art is not only done by humans, but we would like to think it is exclusive to us.
Art can be a meaningful arrangement of symbols with materials.
Art can be creative, inventive, original, systematic, organic, and constructive.
Artistic meaning and values can be applied and used in many ways.
Artistic quality is subjective, and beauty is in the eye-of-the-beholder.
Art should be stimulating or calming.