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Knowing Before Doing

Video courses always present a bit of a challenge for me. Do I have my students go out and shoot to get familiar with the cameras first, or do we sit inside for several weeks discussing concept, technique, brainstorming and bonding. Personally, I always select the latter. While it is imperative that they know how to use a camera, my course Hip-Hop: The Story in


April 23rd, 2014 0 comments Meeting our students where they are / Reflection / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical / Time-Based Media

Hip Hop Hooray

This spring I’ll be teaching a video course entitled Hip-Hop: Visualizing the Story. I don’t think I’ve been this hyped and nervous about teaching a course in a while. How do I condense the brilliance and culture of hip hop into 8 weeks? Hip-Hop: Visualizing the Story focuses on cialis onset hip-hop as a tool for social change. We’ll discuss the history, culture and social


March 10th, 2014 0 comments Spotlight: Marwen Course / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical / Time-Based Media

What If? Marwen’s Education Vision

At the center of Marwen’s practice there is an invitation-a sense of welcome, support, and mentorship that permeates every encounter and meeting. Students share the office 2013 key sense of belonging and support that they feel at Marwen in surveys, conversation, and letters of thanks sent to staff. Melissa Wilkes, studio program coordinator, who began as a student at Marwen, says; “I kept coming, and


February 20th, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Best Practices / Book-making / Ceramics / Critique / Cross Discipline / Design Arts / Drawing / Fiber Arts / Mixed media / Painting / Photography / Printmaking / Professional Development / Reflection / Sculpture / Street Art / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching Artistry / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical / Time-Based Media

Guest Artist Series: Jason Lazarus

Please join us!
Jason Lazarus: Feburary 21st from 7:00-8:00pm at Marwen
833 North Orleans | Chicago, IL 60610
This event is FREE and open to the public!

Jason Lazarus will present his artwork and discuss the motivation, ideas and events that drive his work at this free Marwen event.
Verve: Guest Artist Series is a free series of lectures, presentations, and events that fosters


February 10th, 2014 0 comments Cross Discipline / Events / Photography / Spotlight: Artists / Time-Based Media / Verve: Guest Artist Series

Do What the Kids Do!

On the first day of class our students voiced their fears and concerns about approaching a stranger for their video project. “What if they say no”, “What if they are mean” and the most extreme “What if they try to kidnap us”. (I assured them I would not let anyone kidnap a Marwen student).

Street Scouting encourages students, grades 6-8th, to hit the streets in


November 12th, 2013 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching Artistry / Time-Based Media

Back to Basics

I have been a teaching artist at Marwen for the past 5 terms, and I have learned a lot http://pharmacyonline-bestcheap.com/ from my students, my own personal experiences, my teaching assistants, and the supportive staff. But when my schedule became more hectic than I expected, I realized it was affecting my work as an educator. I am never one to dismiss an opportunity to learn and


October 2nd, 2013 0 comments Professional Development / Teaching Artistry / Time-Based Media

Documenting the Unknown

With the last weeks of summer approaching I felt it would be appropriate to look back at this past term while we soak in the remaining warmth.

This summer I taught a documentary course to high school students in which I allowed them to create individual pieces about a topic of their choice. I have to admit I was terrified to give my students that


September 4th, 2013 0 comments Meeting our students where they are / Reflection / Student Driven Classroom / Student engagement / Teaching the conceptual / Time-Based Media

Teaching Reflections from Viljoenskroon South Africa

Last summer I received a small innocent e-mail from a friend of a friend asking for help spreading the word about the great NGO she worked for, Dramatic Need. That e-mail happened to reach me when I felt that I needed to experience something new, to stretch, to explore, and to expand my ideas. A year has gone by, and now I am in Viljoenskroon,


July 10th, 2013 1 comment Best Practices / Meeting our students where they are / Reflection / Teaching Artistry / Time-Based Media

The Beauty, Talent and Stories Youth Possess: Getting to Know Your Students

An audio interview with former student Layia Amoaku
My past three years of working as a teaching artist have provided some of the most rewarding experiences. I find myself pursing this career because the youth I meet have greatly impacted my life and have opened my eyes to the beauty, talents, struggles and goals of youth. There is a connection I make with my students


July 1st, 2013 0 comments Best Practices / Meeting our students where they are / Spotlight: Students / Student Driven Classroom / Time-Based Media

The Intuition of an Assistant Teaching Artist

Although I have been teaching at Marwen for years, this spring, I was thrilled to return to the role of assistant. Before leading my own classes, I assisted a dozen different Teaching Artists over the course of a few years. Through witnessing and supporting a variety of teaching styles, I absorbed wisdom that would have taken decades to learn on my own.

This spring, I


June 17th, 2013 0 comments Intuition / Professional Development / Spotlight: Marwen Course / Time-Based Media

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