Learn how changing arts education to focus on "art thinking" can help students solve problems in a variety of fields.
- [Voiceover] My name is Bryn Barnard. I'd like to talk to you about From Art Making to Art Thinking, New Paradigms for Illustration Education. I now teach International Baccalaureate Art at the American International School of Kuwait. I believe Illustration Education is well suited to transition from art making, making pictures, to art thinking, visualizing ideas. And to partner with schools, universities and professional institutions, to integrate visualization in all fields.
STEM is the National Science Foundation's initiative to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a core, K to 12 educational focus. STEAM sees to inject art and design training into STEM, to encourage the integration of art and design into K-12 education and to encourage employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation. Not just specialized art making in art class, but holistic art thinking in all classes.
Business as usual, thinking as usual, illustration as usual, won't cut it. We need our brightest, most unorthodox minds who take risks. Make unorthodox connections. See with new eyes.
Professor and illustrator Bryn Barnard offers solutions to these problems in this fascinating presentation on art education. Learn how two-year "atelier" training, integration of art into STEM-driven curriculum, art science, and IB Art programs can help students transition from making art to thinking art—using art to solve all sorts of creative challenges.