VISUAL FITNESS TRAINING

“Like Physical Education, Art can require a sort of visual toning—exercising one’s eyes earnestly and regularly. With conscientious practice, one’s abilities can be recognized, developed, and mastered. Through perseverance, a faithful routine can lead to significant accomplishment. A lazy or sporadic approach limits potential. Gradual progress prevails over instant achievement.”

—John Goldonowicz

VISUAL FITNESS TRAINING

“Like Physical Education, Art can require a sort of visual toning—exercising one’s eyes earnestly and regularly. With conscientious practice, one’s abilities can be recognized, developed, and mastered. Through perseverance, a faithful routine can lead to significant accomplishment. A lazy or sporadic approach limits potential. Gradual progress prevails over instant achievement.”

—John Goldonowicz

Visual Fitness 4 All®

In today’s visual world, Visual Fitness can be seen as a critical equity issue: to navigate around the plethora of graphic data, media distraction, and “fake news.” Everyone needs to “read” images of all kinds (along with texts, contexts, subtexts, and nuance) for effective communication and meaningful understanding. And, in turn, to creatively express oneself…

Just like athletic fitness helps to strengthen one’s physical skills of strength, balance, stretching and flexibility, Visual Fitness is attainable through rigorous training and practice–not inherited talent. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced artist, Visual Fitness will engage you in exercising and building your artistic muscles while enhancing your discernment capabilities. Enjoy unique interactive conversations and motivational hands-on exploratory experiences (including warm-ups, experimentation, cool downs, and critiques for sharing work) designed to actively engage your creativity so you SEE MORE as you discover meaningful insights about art and life.

SERVICES

Visual Fitness 4 All® services designed for Engaging Creativity & Insight® include consulting & facilitation of custom-designed “New Eyes” trainings for:

  • ANYONE interested in discovering one’s inner artist by developing Visual Fitness skills for decoding and encoding meaning.
  • EDUCATORS seeking to develop “new eyes” through multiple lenses that connect creative expression with critical response
  • MUSEUM ADMINISTRATORS & STAFF interested in learning a balanced approach to art history, criticism, and aesthetics.
  • ART LOVERS seeking active, onsite museum expeditionary learning explorations, including pre/post learning experiences.
  • BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS seeking Professional Development, Leadership Training and Community Building
  • ARTISTS and others interested in  re-envisioning ongoing projects, using FTC for deeper meaning.

Visual Fitness 4 All®

In today’s visual world, Visual Fitness can be seen as a critical equity issue: to navigate around the plethora of graphic data, media distraction, and “fake news.” Everyone needs to “read” images of all kinds (along with texts, contexts, subtexts, and nuance) for effective communication and meaningful understanding. And, in turn, to creatively express oneself…

Just like athletic fitness helps to strengthen one’s physical skills of strength, balance, stretching and flexibility, Visual Fitness is attainable through rigorous training and practice–not inherited talent. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced artist, Visual Fitness will engage you in exercising and building your artistic muscles while enhancing your discernment capabilities. Enjoy unique interactive conversations and motivational hands-on exploratory experiences (including warm-ups, experimentation, cool downs, and critiques for sharing work) designed to actively engage your creativity so you SEE MORE as you discover meaningful insights about art and life.

SERVICES

Visual Fitness 4 All® services designed for Engaging Creativity & Insight® include consulting & facilitation of custom-designed “New Eyes” trainings for:

  • ANYONE interested in discovering one’s inner artist by developing Visual Fitness skills for decoding and encoding meaning.
  • EDUCATORS seeking to develop “new eyes” through multiple lenses that connect creative expression with critical response
  • MUSEUM ADMINISTRATORS & STAFF interested in learning a balanced approach to art history, criticism, and aesthetics.
  • ART LOVERS seeking active, onsite museum expeditionary learning explorations, including pre/post learning experiences.
  • BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS seeking Professional Development, Leadership Training and Community Building
  • ARTISTS and others interested in  re-envisioning ongoing projects, using FTC for deeper meaning.

Visual Fitness 4 All® “New Eyes” Training:

Selected Expeditionary and Hands-on Workshops

Form+Theme+Context (FTC)® Explorations

  • Using FTC to Read Works of Art for Deeper Meaning Across Disciplines
  • Conversing with Works of Art: Up Close and Personal
  • Facilitated On-Site Museum Group Explorations for Deeper Insight
  • Forthcoming Vision Experiences for Families and Small Groups.

Marking & Mapping® Hands-On Workshops

  • Drawing Treasure Hunt: Observation & Discovery in Museums & Sculpture Gardenss
  • Visual Notetaking for Discovering Meaning from Documented Experience.
  • Visual Journaling Personal Growth and Professional Life Pathways
“All I really need to know … I learned in kindergarten.”
“Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”
–Robert Fulghum

I am not a teacher but an awakener.
–Robert Frost

“Form+Theme+Context®”,“FTC®”,“A Balanced Way of Seeing®”,“Marking & Mapping®”,” Visual Fitness 4 All®” and “Engaging Creativity & Insight®” are registered trademarks of Renee Sandell for ForThCo Vision LLC.

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