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To inspire future artists and to teach them skills through demonstration, and once again to not take advantage of the school’s resources.October 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm in reply to: 4. Should studio art professors be prepared as teachers? #4060
Absolutely, 100%, of course. Too many professors are artists taking advantage, and it’s terrible. As wonderful as those professors are that contribute and help students and are phenomenal teachers, it doesn’t make up for the ones who don’t have any desire to teach. You are being paid to do a job, to teach students art skills. If you aren’t willing to take the time to learn how to properly do your job, it means you don’t care enough about it, and then maybe you shouldn’t do that job in the first place.
Art professors should feel welcome to bring their own skills, more than what an art education program has taught them. But they need to know the bare essentials, just like any other job would require.October 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm in reply to: 3. What types of skills are important for creating art in the 21st century? #4052
I think all graphic-design majors or photography majors should definitely be required to take hands on courses, as art skills are like muscles and they need to be stretched in multiple ways in order to remain strong. But I also think people forget about the necessity that drawing and painting majors take those graphic-design and photography courses, at least introduction ones. In this time and age, you need to be well-rounded in developing mediums as well, and be prepared for the coming art world as best you can. It’s as important as staying up to date with modern science or history.October 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm in reply to: 1. Relationship between art, art history and art education programs? #4048
I think they should be very open to each other, obviously. I think that art education majors should be required to take studio and art history courses, but I’m not necessarily sure that studio and art history majors should be required to take art education courses, because it may not be relevant to their goals. However, in order to at least introduce them to the opportunity to take an art education class, all three departments should have many extracurricular events together, and have many chances to interact. And if artists wish to pursue a career in art education, it must be for the right reasons. They cannot be selfish, they must have a desire to teach, a willingness to educate themselves on art education theory at the very least.October 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm in reply to: 2. Is emphasis on content and finding personal voice important? #4043
I think “finding personal voice” is what art is. It is the discovery of yourself through visual expression. Art classes simply teach you a way to do that. Art classes should teach you a variety of ways to express yourself, providing you with opportunities to find out who you are, how you want to be portrayed, and why.