Teaching Philosophy

The more diversity one brings to the classroom the more rewarding the learning experiences will be. I come from an international background, and have worked and exhibited, and taught in the international art community. This gives me the tools and understanding of a wide range of students because everyone comes from a diverse or multicultural background.  I encourage my students to use their classmates for information and teach them to how to express themselves with confidence.

       It is important for me to get to know each student in the classroom since everyone has special needs to express themselves and I consider each student's interests, their experiences, and what they want to accomplish. Also, I emphasize that they are potential successful artists and to use their classroom atmosphere as a model of the art world. This is important whether they want to be an Art Star or just want to understand themselves better.

       It is the educatorπs job to make the classroom a comfortable place where the students can experiment with their visual and philosophical ideas. I encourage students to mix media to help their specific media of study. With this I challenge students to consider the appropriateness of their choice of media and their intentions. It is important for the students to be comfortable discussing their work and to learn how to answer their own questions.  Since someday they will too be a successful artist.

       When the student starts to answer his or her own questions in the classroom setting I become a guide as the students toil with the problem-solving process.  Therefore, it becomes important for students to explore many alternatives to get a working piece of art.

        An art educator needs to be a merger of interpretations of many philosophical art ideas. I further encourage my students to explore traditional ideas and incorporate their own contemporary concepts into their art.  I strive for my students not to copy ideas but rather understand them, know that they are there, and make it your own by putting in your own social, historical background, cultural, beliefs, critical and aesthetic considerations to their work. It is important for me that my student work gets separation from todays and past styles and making their own.

        It is important for me to act as a role model. Were, I give honest opinions and demonstrate enthusiastic about my art. I always encourage students/colleagues to inveterate to mature as artists as scholars by producing and exhibiting their own work as much as possible. By continuing to demand high expectations in my own professionalism, students then may be motivated to attain the high expectations I set for their academic work and to establish high goals for themselves as they begin their art careers. By practicing enthusiasms in classroom setting and in my professional life I am able to cultivate arduous investigations in many directions.