What do you hope your students take away from your class?
As an art instructor, my goal in teaching art is to allow my students the opportunity to discover and enhance their innate creativity. It is vital to me that I instill within them the confidence to realize their ability and to tweak the boundaries of their comfort zone. To take risks with their art.
What is your favorite thing to teach and why?
My favorite thing to teach is wide open territory. I hope not to teach from a comfortable, predictableconsistency. There are truths to art...elements, principals, etc. I prefer to introduce those various attributes through the student's art experience. In this manner I hope to lead the student to a core of knowledge and hence, how it applies to application of media and techniques, as well connecting with artist bios, historical references, cultural implications and their own sense of individualism.