Friday, May 19, 2006

11 Creative Diversity

Creative DiversityA new website called Creative DIVERSITY, is soon to be launched as www.creative-diversity.comIt is expected to become a major online resource, a service and a forum for people who are interested in the analysis, interpretation and application of artistic and cultural expression relating to diversity, leading to innovation and celebration for London 2102 and for the country as a

10 Another Look at Diversity

Cultural Diversity and Ephemeral ArtsThe study of ephemeral arts provides very interesting pathways for the understanding of diversity. These arts are unique for several reasons. The study and celebration of time based culture links the student to communities, how their traditions relating to common events - birthdays, childhood, coming of age, weddings, childbearing, becoming old, buying a house

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

9. You do not have to wait for Christmas!

This is picture is taken from a Waitrose supermarkets advertisement promoting the sale fruit and vegetables around Christmas time! I think it presents ideas for making a very clever use of common 'materials' and is also an excellent source of inspiration for students to create their own pictures. A possible project for classroom activity is, a) show the picture to students, b) ask them to collect

8 One of my favourite pictures!

This is a photograph of a mousepad that I bought in a computer shop a few years ago!I believe that it is an aboriginal art, created by putting together beads, slices of fruit, patterns and possibly ribbons made of fabric. But I could be wrong!What do you think? If you have seen this before or have a better description of the picture and its background, I would be very interested to hear from you

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

7. Investing in creative diversity

Ephemeral Arts as an expression of 'creative diversity'The cultural environment is segmented into three categories to celebrate diversity as a driver for the Ephemeral Arts:The collective and civic forms of culture includes heritage, museums, cinema, concerts, performing and visual arts. These activities have implications for collective cultural celebration affecting regeneration and social

Friday, May 12, 2006

6. Ephemeral Arts for Timebased Cultural Celebrations

Examples of Ephemeral ArtsHere is a wide range of ephemeral arts produced by many cultures. There are some fascinating pictures on the website. Please see www.ephemeralarts.com WELLDRESSING MEHNDI MASKS DOLLS ALPANA MURALSWALL PAINTINGS RAKHI ARM BANDS MOSAICS MIRROR ARTSFACE PAINTING FLOOR ARTS FANCY Festival Dress MASKSCLAY ARTS HOUSE DECORATIONS PICTURES Using Rangoli PatternsFLOWER

Thursday, May 11, 2006

5. How the Festival is Created in Schools

How the Festival is created in Schools and in the community?Artists and community workers employed by Asian Arts Access create the Festival in your school and the community. This is done by:Providing the background to ephemeral work and by offering an appreciation of cultural diversity and the environmentEncouraging culturally diverse children and teachers to work at school with people from

4. How The Festival is Created in Libraries

Working in LibrariesArtists and local community workers are supported by Asian Arts Access to create the Festival and access to its resources in school and public libraries. This is done by:Providing the background to ephemeral work and by offering an appreciation of cultural diversity and the environmentEncouraging culturally diverse children and teachers to work at school with people from