Tagged with teaching art

Maxine Greene, May Her Art Live Long

Maxine Greene, May Her Art Live Long

The past two years at my community college I have been in charge of the Arts in NYC course, a freshman requirement that introduces students to various art forms present in our amazing City, exposes them to criticism about/around those art forms, and has weekly experiential visits to various art institutions and artistic spaces that … Continue reading

Studio:Practice

Studio:Practice

A couple of weeks ago our little family went to meet our friend and artist, An Hoang, at her painting studio. I have been wanting a painting of hers for a couple of years and we finally decided to buy a small one. Additionally, Alexandra has been very interested in art for a while now, … Continue reading

The Rare Experience of Punctum

The Rare Experience of Punctum

When I wrote the curriculum for the Arts in NYC course that I am currently teaching at my community college, I wanted a concept to guide it. I have written before about two amazing professors from my undergraduate experience who largely formed  how I study and experience all forms of art: Carol Mavor and elin … Continue reading

Visual Noise & Visual Literacy

Visual Noise & Visual Literacy

My Arts in New York City course had it’s last experiential component to a small gallery on the Lower East Side called Station Independent Projects. This is a tiny space, tucked inside some streets north of the Williamsburg Bridge entrance. I decided to take the students there because an acquaintance from my early days of … Continue reading

Asperger’s & Teaching

Asperger’s & Teaching

Our winter term is wrapping up, and so is my first experience of teaching a student with Asperger’s Syndrome. On the first day of class, this student (whom I’ll name Max, although that is not his real name), interrupted me while I went over the syllabus and stammered, “I might have to leave the room … Continue reading

Observations

I have been formally teaching for 13 years now. Eleven years in secondary school, two years in community college. That means I have been observed at least 40 times formally; those formal observations were written up, rated, and put into my permanent teaching file. Of course, having held various leadership positions at my high school, … Continue reading

Art on my Mind

Art on my Mind

To follow up my last post on student engagement, I am currently teaching a class at our community college called Arts in NYC, a course I created thanks to the background knowledge I have from courses taken in undergrad with Carol Mavor and elin o’hara slavick, two incredible women whom I have always wanted to … Continue reading