WOULD YOU LIKE SOME CHEESE WITH THAT Whine Aforum for teachers of art to vent and communicate with other like min
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:56 AM
Could be high school, elementary, hobby classes, whether you teach it or take the class. This is your chance to vent.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:13 PM
BRAVO!!! BRAVA!!!! You all are my heroes.
Contemporary Fine Colored Porcelain
"My Artwork would not exist without a thriving global pottery community.
In the isolation of a studio, an artist can begin to feel like an island, but in truth
we are all part of archipelagoes; chains of islands loosely connected by a stream
of information that enhances our Artwork.”
Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:59 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:51 PM
I had artist in residence programs that would be in an after school arts program. These folks were regular artists that would come in and do a 1 or two week workshop with the kids. When it came time for a potter to come in, I would find my room in much disarray the next day. I started hanging out or checking in more often as I was working on sets at the time. Eventually I went to the administrators and laid out the fact that these people were not teachers, not used to keeping track of 15 junior high to senior high kids, and that the district was in jeopardy of having major problems. I also gave them a solution-hire a teacher for an after school stipend to cover the logistics of discipline, keeping track of kids(attendance), and other non teaching duties. This was agreed upon, and the problem was greatly alleviated. Look, I am not putting down artists, but they deal with different types of problems, and many of them work and interact with much older audiences. Most are great teachers, and want to share, but are not able to deal with discipline, attendance and other issues when dealing with a younger population. Being friends to the kids will often set you up for a steam roller, and every one wants to seem cool, but there are limits.