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Re: [teacherartexchange] Neuroscience and Art Education

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From: play2cre8 (play2cre8_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 01 2008 - 11:17:20 PDT


the only thing I could find was that she had a chapter in a book soon
to be coming out -
Ellen

On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Susan Bennett
<seasideblueviolet@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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"
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>> > 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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