Presentation at the University of Texas El Paso to the Methods of Teaching Art Class

Professor David McIntyre

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Recently, Marika at the request of the University of Texas El Paso Art Department made a presentation to Professor Dave McIntyre’s class “Methods of Teaching Art”.

Marika urged the future teachers of Texas children: 

“Along your path

            • As an artist: share ideas 
            • As a teacher: encourage each creative spirit
            • As a creative person: continue to learn and appreciate life’s lessons.”

              Students

              Marika

              Dr. Richard Padilla

Creativity and Sustainability- Presentation to FCS Texas AgriLife

 

The Guadalupe County Office of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) a part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M System invited Marika to make a presentation to their members. AgriLife Extension offers practical information for families: raising children, housing and environment, eating well, managing money, and staying healthy.  http://fcs.tamu.edu

The topic was “Creativity and Sustainability.”  Here is an excerpt:

So many times, in so many ways, we hear that sustainability and creativity are mutually exclusive.  This perception is wrong and this is why.

By designing and building attractive objects, we will slow down the cycle of obsolescence because people will appreciate their beauty and want to protect them.

By preserving and beautifying our parks and gardens, we will create a healthier environment  for our families and future generations.  Physically and psychologically we will create better communities.

By participating in our local green endeavors we are reducing  the impact of wasting our natural resources.  And this is a cultural turning point.

To listen to the “Creativity and Sustainability” presentation visit the link on the right hand column under Blogroll, Marika’s Website and visit the podcast page.  The podcast may take a few moments to load.