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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Terry Barrett
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 11:26:02 -0400
Peggy--this is very interesting. I would like to know more, if you can
spare the time and if you are comfortable in writing more. I don't know
what you mean by "instructors conversation." Did you earn a BA or an MFA?
What kind of school, what part of the country? Are you in your 30s, 40s,
50s? How were the instructors not able to deal with mature students? What
did the woman do to let you know that she accepted you at your level and
how did she encourage you? What did the men mean by "your cup is already
full"? How did they treat you? How did you know they were threatened?
Where you exhibiting at the time? Are you exhibiting now?
Ohio State University
>I like the studio critique/teaching abilities of instructors conversation.
>I went back to school (graduated '91) to get a degree in art after working
>as an artist for ten years. I was interested in teaching art and also in
>"art school." The instructors for the most part were unable to deal with
>the mature students or those students with experience. The critiques were
>horrible. Only one teacher, a woman whose reputation as an artist was very
>challenging, accepted me at my level and encouraged me from there. This was
>very unlike the male teachers who were so easily threatened and who told me
>"your cup is already full." This is really poor teaching, but they were
>"well-known" artists and therefore absolved. Peggy