Dear You Art Project

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Tatjana Knudsen's passion for art education takes us to the moon!

Dear You Workshop LeaderArlene TuckerComment

I'm a teacher and an especially passionate art teacher. I work at a primary school in Hinnerup, Denmark. My second job is at an Art School "Hinnerup Billedskole", which I'm very fond of.

Creativity is a lifestyle, people say. I agree. To me creativity is the way - the moment - where time and place disappear. I love to experiment with different materials and techniques, and I think it is exciting to make art out of things you normally would throw out. It is so fun to see art projects grow out of an cardboard box or an old shoe.

To me making art and teaching art is about the process as well as the product. It is during the creative process you get new ideas, and it takes a lot of courage to "kill your darlings", but it can bring interesting art products alive. Products you wouldn't have thought of in the first place. Lastly, and most importantly, art is the kind of language all of us can use in spite of nationality, language, color and sex. It is a way to communicate without a lot of words.

This is why I love making art and being an art teacher, and if you are curious to some of the art projects i do with my students please visit my blog: Meet the Creative part of Me