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Re: [teacherartexchange] Neuroscience and Art Education

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From: Diane Gregory (gregory.diane55_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 01 2008 - 11:10:54 PDT


I don't think so.

Dr. Diane C. GregoryAssociate Professor of Art EducationDirector, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Art Educationdgregory@mail.twu.edu

--- On Fri, 8/1/08, Susan Bennett <seasideblueviolet@yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Susan Bennett <seasideblueviolet@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Neuroscience and Art Education
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Date: Friday, August 1, 2008, 1:52 PM
> Does she have a book?
> susan in Ohio
>
>
> --- On Sun, 7/27/08, Diane Gregory
> <gregory.diane55@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > From: Diane Gregory <gregory.diane55@yahoo.com>
> > Subject: [teacherartexchange] Neuroscience and Art
> Education
> > To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> > Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008, 9:12 PM
> > Hi Guys,
> >
> > Has anyone heard of the work of Dr. Victoria Stevens
> on
> > neuroscience, brain research and arts education?
> > I mention this, because I recently listened to an hour
> long
> > vod cast in which she talks about how the arts
> > can stimulate holistic brain development and noble,
> > socially productive behaviors such as empathy,
> tolerance,
> > compassion,
> > meaning, purpose, etc. that can eventually lead to
> less
> > violent, more cooperative, less aggressive behavior.
> She
> > also talks
> > about the arts as being an essential part of a major
> > paradigm shift in the way that we think about the
> nature of
> > learning. The left brain is good, but the right side
> gives
> > the entire mind its reason for even thinking in the
> first
> > place.
> >
> > Kathy
> > Douglass mentioned that she noticed how everyone has
> > described a
> > different artistic process on the list. Dr. Stevens
> would
> > say that the
> > arts
> > bring out diversity and because of this we are more
> open to
> > differences in others, less rigid, more tolerant, etc.
> She
> > indicates
> > this
> > is a function of brain development and if children
> grow up
> > participating in the arts, the brain develops
> differently.
> > So
> > apparently
> > our civilization has been starving the mind. This is
> > probably not earth shaking to us artists, but the
> > scientific community
> > is rapidly
> > coming around to the arts way of thinking.
> Unfortunately,
> > this research has had little effect on education.
> >
> > Sounds
> > like the arts can greatly humanize the world and there
> is
> > now brain
> > research that indicates this is so. So if we can
> transform
> > our
> > culture to an arts education culture, then
> scientifically
> > we can live in greater harmony. Is this too good to
> be
> > true?
> >
> > Diane
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > > From: "india99@infionline.net"
> > <india99@infionline.net>
> > > To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> > <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> > > Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 6:22:05 AM
> > > Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] What is your
> artistic
> > process
> > >
> > >
> > > I never start with thumb nails I make.. than
> respond
> > to that start. It works
> > > well with painting as I can develop the painting
> as I
> > go along. I think I really
> > > need an idea or image to start. It is a
> dialouge
> > that is created. Due to my
> > > impulsive nature it is really hard to complete
> > artworks. They often are left
> > > unfinished. So, upon reflection, I need to
> preplan
> > enough time so that the art
> > > making is complete in one sitting if I am looking
> for
> > closure. Randy in Maine
> > >
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