About the Book
A few tiny creatures dare to mount the new runway and awkwardly test their feet and balance over a foreign surface. I don’t chase them away, or dive to swat at them. The interesting black characters test the wind as they scurry along the canvas, and offer subtle cues regarding directions and pathways that ultimately inspire my plan for flowing paints. Of course, I don’t attempt to drown my insect assistants, but politely wait while they have their fun before finally abandoning the bright white paper for the familiar and comfortable green zones.
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY For thirty-five years, George Szekely has been a pioneer in developing creative changes and methodologies for art teaching. His work has been formulated in books, journals, unique performance-style keynote presentations, and teaching demonstrations through his nationally initiated Adopt-a-School projects. He was among the first art educators to emphasize the importance of children’s play in art making and to advocate the study of children’s home art as the foundation for school art practice. Szekely has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association. He is an Emanual Barkan Prize-winning author, and a Victor Lowenfeld Award recipient for his lifetime achievement in art education. A former Vice President of the National Art Education Association, he was named A National Treasure by student chapters of the NAEA. He has published over a hundred-fifty article in major journals of education, and has been a contributor to art education pr