The Risk of Collaboration | Andrea Jandernoa

I am fascinated by the idea of collaborative art making and find myself building it into the classroom whenever possible. But, this is not without risk. Sometimes collaboration is met with the threat of egos and conflicts of authorship. I’ve watched students alienate each other with offhanded comments like “I don’t want to work with […]

Artist in a Business Class | Roger Whiting

Last Fall I enrolled in a lifelong learning class titled “Aligning Your Idea to a Market” held by the Small Business Development Center of the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus. Most of the other attendees of the class were inventors and product developers. However, I kept an open mind and found that a few […]

Creating a Classroom | Andrea Jandernoa

I teach art almost entirely through voluntary after-school programs. Although there are many benefits to this, planning for a classroom with several grade levels and inconsistent student attendance can be very tricky. For the most part I have learned to to plan for these challenges. While teaching this year at a local Indianapolis high school, […]

My role in de-skilling the arts | J. E. Johnson

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, […]