Introduction to the Visual Arts

Rethinking Pedagogy

24 Questions

  • 20 minutes
  • Open Book & Open Notes
  • 24 questions x 2,000 points = 48,000 points
  • plus 2,000 points for turning it in = 50,000 points

  1. What is the essence of creativity?
  2. Is creativity part of human nature or is it something that must be learned and nurtured?
  3. Is not being afraid to fail an essential aspect of creativity?
  4. How does creativity differ from inspiration?
  5. How much is intuition part of how you work?
  6. Do you resist following your instincts?
  7. Is inspiration irrational?
  8. If so, how can you be more irrational?
  9. How can we free our minds so that inspiration can happen?
  10. Can inspiration be found in obsession?
  11. What is your obsession?
  12. Does inspiration come to you without questioning it?
  13. Is inspiration an ongoing process?
  14. Is imagination more important than knowledge?
  15. Is imagination the beginning of creation?
  16. Why do you do what you do?
  17. Why is what you do worth doing?
  18. Do you ask enough questions, or do you settle for what you know?
  19. Which is worse: failing or never trying?
  20. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make them?
  21. If life is so short, why do we do so many things that we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  22. Does the ‘new norm’ of constant change require that we master ‘perpetual transformation’?
  23. If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
  24. When all is said and done, will you have said more than you have done?

Questions (Editorial) by Ezra Petronio, Self Service magazine, Spring/Summer 2012

Portrait of Art 110 sage Bob-ception (Bob Ross)