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Process Notes: Arts Education Conference 2018

It’s not often that a graphic recorder gets an (almost) blank canvas to work on. The biennial Arts Education Conference in Singapore has been one such dream event where I left bubbling with inspiration (and some ear worms from the music made)!

Learn more about #AEC2018, organised by the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts here: https://aec2018.sg

Shown are the “bookend” or last two charts of the day.

On Intersections and Distinctions

The distinctions between these two will become apparent once placed in their respective “context” (plenaries vs. concurrent sessions/masterclasses).

I’m looking forward to share the rest of the output (including what a group of Art Teachers created!) with you.

On a side note, I’ve been drawn to mixing media (acrylic, oil and soft pastels, markers, prints etc.) on my graphic recordings. This also happens to be the most “white space” I’ve seen on my work in a long while!

INTERSECTIONS happens to be one part of the conference theme. As one panelist shared, sometimes just intentionally introducing a different element can break you out of the proverbial creative bottleneck to find new aesthetic solutions.

On process

One FAQ from participants was, “How did you do this? (points to a chart element)” I am refreshed by the curiosity about the process and gifts of encouragement from Arts educators in the room. In this age of insta-everything, process often gets obscured by the obsession with overt output. But if we are to get to the end that matters, there’s no sidestepping process. Thank you for the heartwarming reminder. 🙂

Photo credit: Swee Keng, one of the lovely participants who came by to encourage us!

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