Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Sundial by Katie Carleton, Age 6

"A Sundial" by Katie Carleton, age 6

Katie loves art class at her public elementary school.  Here's one of her recent creations.  Hooray for public school arts education!

“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”  –Albert Einstein

“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”  –William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have lots of dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solution without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.”  –Steve Jobs