Author Archives: Arthur

WalkAround Face

An activity from Reckless Painting for collaborative “art making”. This activity was also completed using magic markers – at a UBC Adult Education class March 2013);

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Experiencing Creativity Rather than Trying to Create “Art”

Guest blog by Amy Walker My favourite Reckless Painting moments were when I really felt free to just “keep going” with a painting instead of thinking about what I was trying to do with it. Arthur told us that one … Continue reading

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Art classes teach adults to:

I “liked” an image posted on Facebook the other day*. It was preceded by an intro/caption of: Why Art in Schools Matter. And it continued to describe 18 values that are derived from teaching Art in schools… to children. Of … Continue reading

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Development of Creativity – by Letting Go

A recent tweet/re-tweet led me to a very complicated article about creativity.* Luckily, another link led to something a bit more tangible; Development of creativity. I’ve always had a great interest in “creativity” and how it can sometimes be out … Continue reading

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eightandahalfbyeleven

8 1/2″ x 11″ It seems that standard paper sizes are too much around us. Just as the parking and movement of cars shape our buildings and cities, the 8 1/2 by 11 of the printer & photocopier shape the … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice gift – 2012

Looking for a Winter Solstice gift for a friend who’s hard to buy for? Why not give them FIVE Wednesdays of Reckless Painting… You can sign your friend or family member who is in need of some reckless painting at … Continue reading

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Retrieving Creativity

Workplace Seminar & Social Year-End Wrap Up When the David C., the Go Green Choices Co-ordinator* for a Vancouver-area municipality arrived on-site for the Work@ Reckless Painting seminar, he wasn’t quite sure what he’d gotten himself into. Go Green Choicesstaff … Continue reading

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I am here to …get out of my head!

One of the lead-off activities in a Reckless Painting class is to ask a few anonymous questions of participants. As the title suggests, it is worth getting an idea of why these people have signed up. In this current session, … Continue reading

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please refer to yourself as an ‘artist’

Welcome to Reckless Painting if you don’t already, please refer to yourself as an ‘artist’ “Everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.” Brenda Ueland 1938 as often as possible, try not to think about painting while painting … Continue reading

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Bring your genius self to painting class

Blurring the crisp edges of your world can help your genius-self achieve greater clarity in work, life and relationships. Reckless Painting can help by blurring the brain’s expectations through unexpected directions, inspiring u-turns and fun re-adjustments to distract the internal editor. … Continue reading

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