In Praise of Idle Time: Taking LiD Outdoors

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. After all, while this […]

Activities from the “Think Tank” for Primary Children

By Holly B.F. Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) In efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, families across the globe are doing their part and staying home for the health and safety of their communities. While parents continue to navigate educational instruction for their children, finding activities that engage the imagination can […]

Ripples: A Journey Through Colour in the Think Tank Environment

By Holly B.F. Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) Introduction This article illustrates the dialogues, mediums and outcomes of stain painting documented through photography, oral and written language. It was conducted by an Atelierista and an English teacher with the aid of an old smartphone, water and food colouring. The students guided the […]

Light Narratives: A light adventure in the Think Tank environment

By Holly BF Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) Introduction This project revolves around the creative versatility of students across age groups, from nursery (2 years old) to Year 10 (15 years old) and across two schools. The early years created light installations and the middle and senior years used these installations as […]

The Think Tank Environment

By Holly BF Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) The Think Tank (Warren, 2019) environment is a setting created to celebrate, stimulate, enhance and develop creativity through connections. It is designed by the students and the atelierista/art studio teacher. Initially inspired by Loris Malaguzzi’s educational approach, where the child freely expresses his/her ideas, interests, […]