The Art of Thinking & Questioning Course and Workbook

This course is a collaboration between Christine K. Miller, an award-winning visual artist and nationally-recognized visual arts educator, and Daniel Fikes, whose expertise in professional and technical writing, as well as syntax models, complements his keen eye for detail and visual design. The 2nd edition of this course and accompanying workbook includes twelve additional pages of examples and content, enhancing the existing material and strengthening its practicality as an investment in critical thinking and inquiry skills!

Who is this for?

This course is intended for:

  • Artists - “The greatest art questions the world around us.”
  • Use questions to drive your creativity.

  • Teachers - Consider how to effectively engage your students by utilizing critical inquiry tools and approaches. 
  • Sharpen your teaching practice through regular reflection and the use of critical thought techniques like convergent and divergent thinking, as well as lateral thinking, among others.
  • Students - Take charge of your learning to have the most successful future.
  • Strengthen your learning by navigating your educational path with focused thinking and questioning practices that YOU drive.

  • YOU! - No matter who you are or what you do in life.
  • Navigate at your own pace, practice the concepts introduced here, and then apply them in your own life. Control your Destiny!

By purchasing the course, you'll gain full access to the authors, allowing you to directly ask questions and receive personalized guidance. The self-paced nature of the course content means you can progress through the material at a speed that works best for your learning style and schedule.

Your purchase will provide you with lifetime access to all of the course materials, and includes special discounts for any future editions or additional content!

Benefits of this course
This course and the accompanying workbook is a valuable resource designed to reinforce your critical thinking and questioning skills. You can easily learn the information at your convenience, in a flexible environment. By exploring your interests and engaging in open-ended discussions, you will be encouraged to question assumptions, think independently, and develop unique perspectives. This will strengthen your creative muscles and add new dimensions to both your creative pursuits and everyday life.

In professional environments, individuals must navigate complex issues, engage in meaningful discussions, and actively participate in various personal, business, or social situations. By practicing powerful thinking strategies and inquiry practices, this workbook will equip you with the skills necessary to stand out in the competitive job market and achieve success.

Meet the Authors

Christine K. Miller

Christine K. Miller is an award-winning visual artist and nationally-recognized visual arts educator. With a lifelong passion for fiber arts and extensive teaching experience, Christine has mastered her skills in critical thinking and inquiry, which she has imparted to both high school and adult students.

See the “Life Example” sections to read about how Christine’s life experiences relate to each concept presented to you in this course.

Daniel Fikes

Daniel Fikes is a first-time author who brings a unique perspective to this workbook with his background in technical writing and syntax models. His eye for detail and visual design complements his co-author’s experience in education and the visual arts.

Refer to pages 07-09 for his discussions on the practical value of critical thinking and inquiry in the job market and business settings. Daniel’s skills include leadership & management, sales & marketing, and communication. He is pursuing a degree in Business from the University of North Texas.

Concepts include:
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Navigating Personal Life
  • Studio Thinking
  • 8 Studio Habits of Mind
Concepts include:
  • Metacognition
  • Divergent Thinking
  • Convergent Thinking
  • Lateral Thinking

Concepts Include:
  • Essential Questions
  • Guiding Questions
  • Reflective Questions + More!

Each concept includes examples, worksheets, supplementary resources, and more!

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