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Defining Creativity 0:41
Importance of Teaching for Creativity 2:01
Barriers to Creativity 2:53
The Artistic Thinking Process
History of the Artistic Thinking Process 1:14
A Closer Look at the Artistic Thinking Process 1:10
Working with Themes 1:53
Using Personal Experiences and Opinions 2:30
The Power of Experimenting 2:00
Research and Self-Directed Learning 2:59
Producing Work 2:27
Reflecting and Revising 0:57
Responding to Work 1:25
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
1 PD Hours
1 Learn why teaching for creativity is important.
2 Discover how to lead students through the process of producing original, creative work.
3 Explore methods for helping students find their artistic voices.
We all want our students to be more creative. But what does teaching for creativity look like? In this Learning Pack, discover specific strategies to help your students develop creative, original, meaningful work. Learn how to overcome barriers to creativity by using a proven method called the Artistic Thinking Process. Finally, discover ideas for empowering your students to find their voices through open-ended questioning, themes, and more.
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
3.12 Provides experiences to practice creative thinking strategies
3.13 Supports opportunities for students to learn from mistakes
3.2 Communicates effectively with students
3.5 Uses effective questioning techniques
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Melissa Purtee teaches visual art at Apex High School outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. She is passionate about student choice, supporting diversity, and creating pathways for authentic self-expression. She is also the co-author of The Open Art Room and the blog Thoughts on Arting.