Practice and Process: Marwen’s Recent Teaching Artist Residency

The Exhibition Opening for the 1st Annual Marwen Teaching Artist Residency - showcasing work from our first two Residents, Gwen Terry and Danny Sanchez- is Friday, September 23rd from 5-7pm! Please join us in celebrating their work along side the Summer 2016 Student Exhibition.


Read about Gwen's experience:
My work is known for being large-scale and mostly site-specific. For me, the creation of an


September 15th, 2016 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Events / Spotlight: Artists

Tensegrity in Collaboration

Much of the work I do is based on collaboration, and I've come to learn that the various relationships you form while collaborating can have radically different dynamics, and they're usually not what you would expect. In fact, at the end of each project, I'm often surprised by the relationships that turn out to be successful relative to the goals of the project and those


July 28th, 2015 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Best Practices / Collaboration

How We Praise Our Students Is Just As Important As What We Teach Them

We all want to nurture our students when we see something unique in their creative work, but the way in which we do it can have long-term effects. Recent studies have found that praising a child as being “talented” or “smart” can actually harm their potential. Not what you expected?

Consider this: if someone thinks that you are smart or talented, and what you are


April 17th, 2015 0 comments Best Practices / Meeting our students where they are / Student Driven Classroom

Obstacles as Tools

Consider the metaphor, "The world is your oyster." Is it referring to the shell, muscle, or a potential pearl inside? I see it referring to the whole thing - the world as a hard, crusty, slimy place, yet with the potential for hidden beauty within it. And would I be wrong? As adults we are surrounded by limitations, restrictions, and general have-to's, and our attitudes


August 22nd, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Sculpture / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching the technical

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