Teaching Philosophy

I’m not sure if art can actually be taught, but I know there is much about it that
can be learned. Art courses offer students opportunities to creatively engage
in academic pursuits by giving visible form to ideas; to explore intersections of
body, mind and spirit; to develop a productive work ethic; and to advance their
ability to make critical and informed judgments about important issues. In an
educational environment, the art works students create must be about more than
self-expression. They must also demonstrate technical and conceptual growth,
along with an awareness of the relationship of art to the larger world. My role as
an instructor is to help all of that occur.