Engaging with the continuous interplay between exploration, comprehension and creation/communication is the foundation of nearly all, if not every great creative success or major innovation known to the human race. Da Vinci engaged with it. Picasso engaged with it. Andy Warhol engaged with it. But so did the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, The Beatles and Steve Jobs. Today, Malcolm Gladwell engages with it, as does Steven Spielberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The list could go on and on. All of them explored bravely, arrived at new understandings and found effective ways to share their ideas. This engagement is the practice of great creators, of innovators, the movers, the shakers, the disrupters. Helping students to engage with this practice is what should drive arts education.
This post is based on an excerpt from an article that Trevor wrote for DisruptED TV Magazine in the summer of 2018. For the full article click here.