I listened quietly to another in-service presenter talk about project-based learning. This talk is everywhere these days at my school — the idea that learning happens best in authentic, cross-disciplinary situations designed around real-world problem solving. Education buzzwords flew by too fast for me to catch. My mind wandered back to the studio. The ceramics […]
This is the second in a series of three (lightly edited) e-mail conversations I had with artist J. E. Johnson earlier this summer.
Today, I found myself thinking a lot about hands. At a workshop, we were asked to make something by hand, collaboratively, without skill or knowledge of the media, tools, or technique presented. It felt like a game – and, indeed, it was a lot of fun, with silly results shared in a cacophony of laughter. […]
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.