Last year I was involved in 'Convergence', a Beakerhead supported event that involved over 250 students from the Rocky View Schools district and focused on the "A" in STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math) which is based on creative learning in innovation to ensure a prosperous future (and an interesting one, I think). I absolutely love the fact that all of the arts are finally being included in the development of well-rounded people in our society. Without creative thinking, I actually don't think innovation can occur. While I was growing up, my dad always had a pen in his pocket to doodle on anything he could find (often his cigarette package) where he created solutions to any problems he was having. He drew floor plans, wiring diagrams, and 3-dimensional maps to work through problems for anything from home, garage, and workshop to radio, television, and electrical items in and around the house (and to help others). I used to love his drawings and tried to emulate them as much as possible. I draw floor plans when I'm considering re-arranging our home (or my studio), the clothing I will pack for a trip, and still doodle when I'm on the phone, which is why I carry a small moleskine sketchbook wherever I go.
AIRdirondack Art Project