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Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

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The View Finder: Discovering My Artist Path Through Photography, Ivy Frances May 2004

The View Finder: Discovering My Artist Path Through Photography, Ivy Frances

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This is a personal narrative of how I applied Critical and Creative Thinking skills to photography and, in the process, found my artistic self. As a young girl, I was an emerging artist under the tutelage of creative parents. I took photographs of my family and of the beautiful landscape where we lived. Tragedy struck my child’s world twice; first, when my father died, and a second time when developers destroyed the natural areas where I played. These events shut down my inner awareness, stunted my growth as a risk taker and the artist in me went dormant. The ...


Creating A Life Of Art: A Personal Journey Towards Creative Freedom, Kristen Hanks May 2004

Creating A Life Of Art: A Personal Journey Towards Creative Freedom, Kristen Hanks

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This paper is a journey through my life as a Creator, from early childhood to the present. As I have moved through the process of writing my creative history, I have been able, for the first time, to take an introspective, reflective look at who I am as a person and an artist/creator. Using skills introduced to me in the Critical And Creative Thinking Program, it has been possible for me to undertake the task of confronting my past, my present and my future. My journey towards creative freedom begins in early childhood as I struggle with being a ...


Doodles To Drawings: The Creative Process Of Drawing & Thinking For Cartooning, Kyle Lindholm May 2004

Doodles To Drawings: The Creative Process Of Drawing & Thinking For Cartooning, Kyle Lindholm

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Doodles to Drawings: The Creative Process of Drawing & Thinking for Cartooning invites the reader into the cartoonist’s mind at work. The author guides the audience through his cartooning process by presenting work from his sketchbook which includes illustrations, sketches, various notes, and final drawings. Diagrams graphically organize the key thinking strategies of the drawings as they progresses. From these illustrations the author extrapolates seven recurring patterns which characterize his own process include: Mental Work, Take-in Information, Free Flowing, Sudden, & Rapid Appearance of Ideas, Sketching as Many Ideas as Possible, Creating Multiple Versions, A Messy Process, and the Need to ...