Collaboration

One-to-Ten: A Visual Arts Strategy for Collaboration

To really see, you need to allow yourself to be seen.
-Lida Winfield, dancer and educator

One of the greatest gifts that teaching artists can give each other is to share our favorite exercises that consistently bring us rewarding results. I have had the pleasure to learn from teaching artists in many different contexts, and I love to collect, adapt, and share some of the

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October 2nd, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Collaboration / Professional Development / Teaching Artistry

The Changing Shape of Teamwork

This content originally appeared in Art21 Magazine, by Joe Fusaro in the column "Teaching With Contemporary Art"
Back in October, 2009 I wrote a post called Teamwork which focused on the fact that, as educators, we often have to work creatively with others in order to construct meaningful, age-appropriate and fun lessons. The best lessons and units of study are often the product of people working together, including educators, community members, parents, and

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September 5th, 2014 0 comments Collaboration / Student Driven Classroom

Marwen’s Summer Teaching Artist Retreat At Mana Contemporary: Part 2

Last week 40 Marwen Teaching Artists and staff members came together at Mana Contemporary Chicago for our Bi- Annual Teaching Artist Retreat. The format of the evening offered three artist's responses to the question:
How do you insure everyone has a voice?
Here's another response to the question. Teaching Artist Fellow Marta Garcia created this video of guest artist avery r young's offering:

http://vimeo.com/101735878
Here's some more feedback from our brilliant participants:

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August 1st, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Collaboration / Meeting our students where they are / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development

Marwen’s Summer Teaching Artist Retreat At Mana Contemporary: Part 1

Last week 40 Marwen Teaching Artists and staff members came together at Mana Contemporary Chicago for our Bi- Annual Teaching Artist Retreat. The Windows 10 Key format of the productkeysticker.com evening offered three artist's responses to the question:
How do you insure Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus everyone has a voice?
Teaching Artist Fellow Marta Garcia created this video of guest artist Alex Chitty's offering:

http://vimeo.com/101755783

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July 29th, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Collaboration / Professional Development / Reflection / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching Artistry

Learning Critique Strategies from Other Awesome Teaching Artists

From a Post Term Meeting:“Big Post-It Note”  Critique Activity
Peer to Peer Professional Development                  
In small groups assistant teaching artists and teaching artists rotated around to several large poster sized post-it notes. Each post-it had a specific time that a critique might take place.
The groups talked about strategies and then wrote their favorite on the poster. The only

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May 7th, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Best Practices / Collaboration / Critique / Meeting our students where they are / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Reflection / Student Driven Classroom

Peer to Peer in 12 Minutes

This summer I taught a course called “Photographing the Dreamscape” downstairs in Intermedia. The course was sculpture and photography based, and Cynthia asked if I would I consider doing canadiandrugs-medsnorx.com a brief collaboration with the best canadian pharmacy only other class in the dungeon, Melissa Porter’s ceramic course. Even though summer is a luxurious two days longer than normal term, I still felt pressed for

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December 17th, 2013 0 comments Collaboration / Critique / Cross Discipline / Peer to Peer Activities / Peer to Peer Exchange / Student engagement

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