Zoe Prekop has been a Marwen student since 2011 when she was in 8th grade. Now in her senior year of high school Zoe has just completed her third year participating in the Marwen Lab program. Marwen Lab is a capstone studio program designed for Marwen's highly motivated and dedicated young Chicago artists. Working closely with three teaching artists, Lab students work on
In 2014 Marwen partnered with ACRE (Artist’s Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) to create a scholarship opportunity for a Marwen alumni accepted into their residency program. ACRE not only supports emerging artists with its residency in rural Wisconsin, but also provides all its residents with exhibition opportunities in Chicago during the year. We were delighted to have alumna and teaching artist, Victoria Martinez, be the firstRead More...
This great resource comes from ArtsConnection in NYC.
The Creative Learning Loop
Check out these links! They include a simple yet brilliant articulation of artistic process in the classroom- The Creative Learning Loop
Establish Clear Criteria
Facilitate Peer Feedback
Provide Opportunities for Revision
From the ArtsConnection website:
Formative Assessment in the Arts
Artistic creation in all art forms is an iterative process: collaboration, critique and
This piece originally appeared in Composite Arts Magazine by Amaris Ketcham in the issue EDUCATORS
To my students, the “real world” sits just beyond the classroom. It is a space in flux, moving and changing much more quickly than academia. In education, there is a creative tension between an established body of knowledge and the real world; this tension can help fuel teaching.
For the past two years, I have taughtRead More...
After each course Marwen's teaching artists complete a reflection survey. The awesome range of uses and formats for critique are evident in the summer term responses to the prompt- Please describe the structure and purpose of critique in this course: como funciona el cialis Individual critique with the instructors, as well as repeated exposure to each others' works in progress. Periodically, I would have theRead More...
My new favorite website- KQED Art School. Ok- it's not new- but new to me! Check it out and let me know what you think. Here's just three of many super cool videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDePyEFT1gQ Elements of Art: Line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJBl23no0Qg#t=59 App Art with Franky Aguilar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m23otH5cFsY Printmaking with Favianna Rodriguez KQED Art School: Art School is a video series for people who want to learn aboutRead More...
We encourage our teaching artists to look at and talk about artwork every day with their students. We want to provide opportunities for students to practice talking and writing about what they see and- from the moment they walk in the door - work to create a safe space for them to share opinions.
Last night at the fall pre-term meeting we talked about the goal or purpose of
For the last year and a half I have been participating in Marwen’s efforts in understanding what assessment looks like at our organization. It has been a very enlightening experience - One that has taken me from cringing at the thought of ‘grading’ our students and their work, to finding that I have learned so much more about the value of assessment than I everRead More...
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 attitudesRead More...
Color photography students at certain art schools hate to learn Adobe Photoshop. Clicking and dragging on graphs in Photoshop does not hold the allure of a vintage film camera or the sleek qualities of $4000 digital optics. It’s just a program on their laptop, the device they microsoft windows product key use to watch videos while they eat ramen for dinner.
So in order toRead More...