Grades are submitted, break is well underway, and it’s time again for my semester round up where I look back on teaching these past few months…
Drawing I: This class was exciting this semester because it was our first semester in the new drawing studio. This new space used to be an old cafeteria – we knocked out the freezer to make space for a teaching area, and a new gallery space: The Corner Gallery.
Painting I: I tweaked this class a little bit from last year’s version – I sped up the still life painting at the start so we could fit one more yellow and blue one in, and the results were much improved (practice makes perfect). I also increased the scale of their final projects, and the students really embraced the challenge and produced some nice work.
Performance Art & Gender: This class was a ton of fun – we put up an exhibition, we went to a live performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show, and a handful of the students made the trek to NYC to see performances at The New Museum, PS1, MoMA, and the Met. All of this amongst learning the history of performance art and examining gender.