Artist Spotlight: Jim Edwards

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“Jim Edwards is best known for his depictions of iconic buildings and bridges of the North East of England. His Newcastle Cityscapes are some of the most recognisable art to come out of the region in recent years.

His work falls into two genres, contemporary cityscapes and abstract paintings inspired by manmade forms and buildings. Both styles follow a theme of architecturally inspired structures and dominating linear form.”

(See more of his beautiful work at Bridekirk Fine Art.)

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Don’t you love the glow?

Visual Literacy

This video presentation shows how writing and drawing are related — for children and for adults.

Education for life.

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(posted on Vimeo by Cyra Levenson)

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Info on Visual Literacy from ISTE and Edutopia

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“Linking maker-based projects to classroom curriculum and academic standards will help ensure that students will learn, but also that the maker movement won’t become just another educational trend.” (Chris O’Brien, a former teacher who helps schools create maker and project-based learning spaces in New York City.)