ART & DESIGN

Art encourages us to express ourselves aiming to foster creativity and empathy by changing your self-image and metaphor. The purpose of studying art is to mould the minds of children to develop a positive nature and appreciate natural beauty and it makes us strive more intently, think much more deeply, and feel joy more profoundly.

Subcategories: Architecture, Fashion, Painting, Music, Photography.

You are expected to do research on the theme of the year, “Creativity: Beyond the Borders”, in the context of Art & Design. You may find the recommended resources below.

The study resources contain several movies and videos to watch, books and articles to read, topics to research, and questions to sharpen your knowledge.

BOOKS

  • The War of Art:
    Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
  • Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon

FILMS

  • Black (2005)
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
  • Loving Vincent (2017)

RESEARCH TOPICS

Explore the following below:

  • Pablo Picasso
  • Will Smith
  • Zaha Hadid

Thought-Provoking Questions

  • What is a distinguishing characteristic of your art?
  • What is the best way to train young artists to be creative?
  • What are the biggest barriers to creativity?
  • How do you build a culture of creativity?
  • How has modern technology impacted art?
  • How does being creative in art impact your life?
  • Do you listen to music in order to help yourself focus and be more creative?
  • How does our definition of value influence the emphasis we put on certain work?
  • Do you think you value originality or usefulness, or both in your work?

OTHER SUBJECT RESOURCES

Creativity: Beyond the Borders” is the theme of the year 2018-2019! Owlypia has five main subjects and Common Ground.

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