Last night I had one of those epiphany moments, I was watching a programme about the brain and how it functions and it started to answer a question that has been niggling me for the last 5 years.
Why it is that girls who are talented and creative at the age of 14 suddenly become, by the age of 16 wooden, stilted, anal artists unable to produce a cohesive composition, let alone use the materials in a flowing creative way?
In last nights programme Doctors analysis of the brain showed that if the left side of the brain, (the one controlling logical thinking) was allowed to dominate the right side of the brain (the one controlling creative thinking) then that unconscious ability to render and think out of the box is destroyed.
The way the government has pushed and pushed all its money into TECH bloody NOLOGY is sucking the creative life force out of our students, Vocation and ologys are dominating our lives when in fact we should be nurturing the right side of our brain.
My feeling of impotence makes me so angry, but I am vindicated and I will continue to make students look and draw and feel, not plan and design. And that goes for me too! Shove the handbook, I am painting this holiday..