Other Innovative Teachers Who Think out of the Box:
More jumping off points for your creativity and imagination that float my boat and I hope, will float yours too.
- The book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is the artist’s bible
- Herve Tullet’s Art Workshop
- Technical Classes on Skillshare that teach with fun
- Jill Badonsky’s universe
- Doodle your way at Doodleanonymous
- Read Somerset Studio magazine (especially the issues my essays are in!)
- Watch My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away
- Check out the Bosch parade
- Lynda Barry’s Syllabus
- Learning with Heart by Corita Kent
- Ed Emberley books
- The Kitchen Art Studio by Peter Jenny
Take out a sketchbook and draw and doodle ideas for…if you could catch Stars in Jars. In the Invention Room, they do just that. And later sell them in the mall. If you are a writer, write about it. Tell me about this invention. Tell me about stars.
Are the stars pointy? Do they light up? Do they need plenty of room to spread out in? Do they require water or lots of air to sit in?
The Nursery Department grows and sells Alien Botany from seeds from all over the planets. I bet you didn’t know that.
I’m developing the pages for the book and here’s a sneak peek for all you readers.
What started out as a sketch…
Before clean-up and for the coloring page.
Creating a planet for the Alien Plants. It’s part of the lesson. Environments are very important and give meaning and understanding to the object.
Adding color digitally. It’s coming to life! Even the butterflies think so.
Adding a full environment and background — a photograph at 50% transparency. Oooh. I wonder where these plants are from. Well, there’s lots of trees there.
Until next time, thanks for being part of the process of creating the Idea Emporium Book & world!
I met a two-headed giraffe today.
He was buried in a rummage sale. Must have gotten lost somewhere along the way, most likely because he was missing two ears. As boss of the Idea Emporium Mall, I am in charge of hiring. This guy seriously needs a job. So, help me out. What department should I hire him for? What tasks should he be in charge of? Keep in mind, most giraffes are pretty tall so that is an asset I can use in the mall.
It’s Donut Friday: 2 Exploding Donuts for the Price of 1 in the Idea Emporium Bakery.
How did I do that? Lesson