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Playing instrument 'sharpens mind'

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Researchers at the University of St Andrews say those who play a musical instrument pick up mistakes and fix them quicker than those who do not.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:46 AM

More evidence on the benefits of playing an instrument when it comes to mental acuity.  Although a limited sample size of 36 participants, this St Andrew's study focused on a set of mental tasks, the amateur musicians were significantly quicker at identifying and correcting mistakes than non musicians.  Clearly musicians are awesome...

Linda Evans's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:26 PM

Playing instrument 'sharpens mind'

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The Painted Prism: GETTING STARTED IN WATERCOLOR: BASIC COLOR PALETTE

The Painted Prism: GETTING STARTED IN WATERCOLOR: BASIC COLOR PALETTE | Creative stuff | Scoop.it
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101 Sketchbook Ideas

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Not sure what to draw? Get inspired with this list of 101 challenging things to draw. These are great sketchbook ideas.
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Watercolour painting for Beginners by Anne Edwards | Udemy

Watercolour painting for Beginners by Anne Edwards | Udemy | Creative stuff | Scoop.it
A step by step guide on how to use Watercolours and make your first painting

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Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:07 PM

This is not directly relevant to cross border higher education but it has a great story behind it. Anne is an excellent Art & Design educator who after significant experience in face to face delivery made a shift to online education. She has worked hard to prepare an excellent short course at Udemy. It is really interesting to see the "online" mode emerging in non-traditional disciplines such as art and design. What I find really interesting is that it appears that "online" works better for creative disciplines.

That's good work which I openly suggest to those interested

more here https://www.udemy.com/watercolour-painting-for-beginners/?coupon=WCCB