About this blog

I am passionate about moments and methods that unleash creativity. This blog is a way to share ideas, methods and visions all around creativity and art education.

For art educators

This site wants to share experiences concerning art education with art teachers around the world: I am sharing visions and successful methods in the art room, featuring fantastic art teachers and outstanding classroom projects. I am hoping to connect art educators, provide mutual inspiration and share food for thought - and fun! Comments and contributions are welcome! Follow me on twitter, too.

For parents

I want to connect to parents who want more art in their lives. Small children can be the best art teachers. This site shows how kids can inspire you to make art (again). Once you start, it’s contagious!!

For other creative minds

You are not a parent, nor an art teacher? My art work (in the gallery) and the tutorials are here to inspire you.

A few facts about me

  • "The most important subject at school is Fine Art!". This is how I felt as a pupil; this is why I am doing what I am doing now: Teaching art.

  • I have a studio and paint, draw and print every week.

  • Studies:

    • Fine Art (Kunstpädagogik): HBK Braunschweig + Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany (1999-2007)

    • English: Universities of Braunschweig and Hamburg (1999-2007)

    • English Literature and Cultural Studies: University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand (2004)

    • Drawing and Painting (Studiengang Felix Eckardt): Akademie der Bildenden Künste Kolbermoor (2019-2020)

  • I am a teacher in a German Gymnasium (grades 5 to 12), teaching Art and English.

  • I live with my family in Hamburg, Germany. My children (born 2010 and 2013) are my personal art teachers. They are spontaneous, rebellious, sensitive, ignorant of money or fame. They live in the present, they respond with their bodies, voices and minds, they praise themselves for new achievements, they know that collaboration is vital.

Anna Grahlmann





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