Alexandra de Kempf

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“Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control”
Julia Cameron

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso

“Creativity takes courage. ”
Henri Matisse

“Feet, what do I need you for, if I have wings to fly!”
Frida Kahlo


Creativity is Contagious

I am passionate about my work and about the creative experience itself. I have had the fortune to be able to spread this feeling around me, thus stimulating my students to give their very best. They usually surprise themselves with the results of their own effort. This is an example of “The Lamp” a design […]


Creativity Can Be Learned

A s a teacher, I have had the wonderful experience to see what enthusiasm and creative tools can do to help children find their Picasso within, even if they think that they “cannot even hold the brush right.” Watching their eyes sparkle with joy when they realize what they are capable of are amongst the […]


Creativity is Fun

I firmly believe in the power of creativy to solve all problems. But above all I believe in its power to make people feel something. “Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of […]


I Love Clay

C lay stuck to my hands over 20 years ago in the wonderful studio of a master and friend, Nieves Batista, in Caracas. I worked with her for several years, learning all I could to transform the material with the help of my hands, and the thrill of the kiln. I have not been able […]