When I see the perennial behind-the-scenes tour groups gawking wide-eyed at the 10,000 square foot scenic studio outside my office at The University of Texas, I am reminded that I have a very cool job. Every year our staff of professionals and students produces beautiful stage sets and generally “make the magic happen.” Even so, […]
On the last Monday morning of the DECATS camp I walk across St. Theresa’s Catholic School campus with a knot in my stomach and my head throbbing with anxiety. Failure seems assured in all three of my classes. I am teaching two “big project” classes, Sand Power and Gears and Gravity, and most of my […]
This is the second in a series of three (lightly edited) e-mail conversations I had with artist J. E. Johnson earlier this summer.
I recently ran across artist J.E. Johnson and our interest in each other’s teaching work sparked a written dialogue that is proving to be generative and instructive on a lot of levels, especially about what it means to call yourself an artist who teaches.