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Peter Exley

Architect, Architecture Is Fun in Chicago

The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag]

PRESENTED ON OCT 01, 2015
IN BATAVIA @ VOL 1

“Research has illustrated that 90% of us will do almost all of the drawings we will make in our lifetime before the age of 10. That’s the threshold we pass when someone tells us that we aren't good at art or math or science.”

In The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag] from PechaKucha Night Batavia’s first volume, Speaker Peter Exley discusses the importance of thoughtful and deliberate sketches. We all spent time in our youth expressing ourselves through drawing. At some point, many of us turned our attentions to things less creative. Peter did not. Here’s why.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. 

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Bag-A-Surf

BY ROB POTT
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Rob Pott from Bag-A-Surf talks about how he is dealing with the trash problems seen in beach areas, and explains the importance of trying not to use plastic bags.

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Chinese is Not Easy

BY JOSHUA RAFF
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 28, 2014

Josh Raff fit into our scientific detour perfectly! In his 400 seconds he takes us on an innovative course of Chinese language: by the means of his drawings. Joshua is a traveling  architect collecting experiences in the States, China, and now in Weimar. Now, twist your tongues!

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Nurturing Your Child's Creativity

BY SHARON EXLEY
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Creativity is a place you and your child should go." 

In Nurturing Your Child's Creativity from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 32, Sharon Exley presents a top ten of how to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure and more in children, which shows why apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer Emma).
 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15th, 2017. 
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Don't Quit Your Daydream

BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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Chubby Wax Crayons

BY PAUL MUIR
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

Artist and drama therapist, Paul Muir talks about the work he created over a 20 year period whilst in therapy and the insights and self-healing journey he went through.

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I AM a Bag Lady

BY LESLEY SAGER
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"One of the things we want to do is bring people together."

In I AM a Bag Lady  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20Lesley Sager shares the stories of the Kenyan women whom have inspired her while volunteering in Africa. They are smart, creative, and hardworking but what they do not know is that they are artisans. With their beautiful hand crafted bags, they have woven their ways into Lesley's heart and have uplifted their community with their creativity and passion for education. 

Lesley is a Faculty Associate and Interior Designer for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also owns a NPGO called MGS. 

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Drawing is easy

BY DMITRY BOIKO
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 27, 2017

How to enjoy drawing? How to learn drawing and do we really need to learn? Dmitry Boiko will tell how to make drawing an integral part of your life.

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Drawing with an Axe

BY JENNY ARRAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

Towner Gallery Artist in Residence, Jenny Arran, shares her experimental approach to drawing, painting, school workshops and life. 

 

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Local Food and Healthy Kids

BY JENNY MONTAGUE
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Jenny Montague has a unique passion for bringing healthy lunches to schools and rethinking the way we feed kids in the lunch line.