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Art Ed Profile: Jasmin Eli-Washington, Part 2

Art Ed Profile: Jasmin Eli-Washington, Part 2

Do you think it’s possible to teach creativity to students? They definitely can learn the technical stuff. There’s no doubt in that. Sometimes it will be difficult to teach the creative part because that’s all experience, like some things you just have to be in that moment of hearing and knowing and doing to be … Continue reading

Art Ed Profile: Carla E. Reyes

Art Ed Profile: Carla E. Reyes

  How did you get started as an artist and teacher? I had a lot of different incarnations. I first went to the School of Visual Arts (SVA) … but I had no idea how you made money as an artist. That’s one thing my parents didn’t know about. The only thing I really knew … Continue reading

Guest author: Minority Report

CCNY Art Ed alum, Jasmin Eli-Washington, led a standout activity at the recent Teaching Art Today: #BlackLivesMatter Teach in at the New Museum. Her description of the lesson can be adapted for multiple contexts. Minority Report Why this Exercise?: The goal of this exercise is to create a supportive environment in which the participants can … Continue reading

Teaching Art Today: #BlackLivesMatter Part Two

Teaching Art Today: #BlackLivesMatter Part Two

Two snowstorms later and the room was suddenly filled again. Again, we needed more chairs. On February 9, 2015, the second Teaching Art Today: #BlackLivesMatter Teach In drew over 40 teaching artists and educators from across NYC into deep conversation about how we can teach art to dismantle racism. Building on conversations started at our December 8th … Continue reading

The Art Autopsy

The Art Autopsy

Teaching art is often like a strange science or chemistry experiment that requires a catalyst. Often the assignments become this agent. I aim to make them potent enough to cause significant change and speed the action of development. This perspective also reminds me that it is never the singular act performed by the teacher that … Continue reading

Art After Ferguson

Art After Ferguson

In Critical Perspectives in Art Education last week, students were asked to consider how they would teach about the shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American 18 year old, by a white police officer and the subsequent events surrounding his death in Ferguson, MO.  The course is a research course that focuses on long-standing debates … Continue reading

The Romare Bearden Project in the Classroom

The Romare Bearden Project in the Classroom

On September 2 2012, collage-artist Romare Bearden would have celebrated his 101st birthday, and many museums and organizations have set up honorary exhibitions throughout the year to honor the colláge artist  that defined the character of Black American life during the 20th century. The Studio Museum in Harlem organized an exhibition in tribute to Romare Bearden … Continue reading