For the past year, we have been working on an exhibition for the Sanpete Valley in central Utah. This has been an ambitious project. We wanted to allow artists from all over the west to learn about the culture, climate, and history of this valley and then create site-specific works. We have not been disappointed. … Continue reading Our Valley Speaks: A Sanpete Experience (the artworks)
The Popwalk app has been used in art and art history instruction in many ways. It is a powerful tool for helping art students to understand principles of art and site-specificity. We have received a lot of questions from instructors about how Popwalk might be used in this setting. We have made a broad list … Continue reading Using Popwalk to Teach
Photograph of Mae SImmons Park, Lubbock, TXphoto credit, Monica Prado I had the opportunity to teach a combined course of graduate studio art and graduate restoration ecology at Texas Tech University. This is not a typical pairing in academia, although it is not unheard of. This course came out of many conversations that I had … Continue reading Science, Restoration Ecology, and Creativity
I remember meeting a group of math students in a monastery (converted to a hostel) in Venice. I was leading my own group of students across the country and was interested in exchanging notes. I was not able to speak with the instructor, but from the students I learned that they had an English speaking … Continue reading How can Study Abroad work?