Points of understanding

3.12.20 What do I want to understand? Sub-questions that may shape the research. (How) are the students benefitting from the activities? —perhaps compared to other means of metacognitive strategies, such as writing? How are students using their metacognitive drawings? In regard to self-regulated learning: planning, monitoring and evaluating. How much support/guidance is required throughout? Is […]

The Green Man—A Design Mystery.

A Green Man “a head disgorging vegetation from eyes, nostrils, ears or forehead, or a foliate head where the cheeks are depicted as leaf-like.” Doel & Doel (2010) or many years I’ve been fascinated by Green Men.  The meaning of these ancient faces made up of leaves remains a mystery in terms of their cultural […]

Pick-me-Up 2015 at Somerset House

nce again we took our students to the current offerings of Somerset House’s Pick Me Up, Graphic Arts Festival. I really wanted to see something different, something inspiring, something to amaze me and I came away feeling mostly flat. The ‘festival’ seemed to have lost its buzz and its edgy excitement . There was little of […]

Collage: Graphic Play

Collage is a great medium to explore fresh and unexpected compositions and themes. #collage #collageart #papercollage #creativeplay #wip A photo posted by Tim Bones (@mrtimbones) on Mar 15, 2015 at 3:41pm PDT #collage #creativity #collageart #creativeplay #papercollage #fox #glasses A photo posted by Tim Bones (@mrtimbones) on Mar 15, 2015 at 8:25am PDT #collage #collageart […]

Ivan Chermayeff: ‘Cut and Paste’ at the De La Warr Pavillion

ne of the most cheerful and playful exhibitions I’ve been to this year has to that of Ivan Chermayeff: Cut and Paste, currently at the De La Warr Pavillion in Sussex. Charmayeff, founding member of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, is a designer of international repute, and has maintained a lengthy and prolific career. He is known particularly […]