Learn more about the faculty that teaches for the Young Artist Residency (YAR) and College Courses for High School Students programs.
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Photography, Video, PerformanceRepresentative List of Recent Courses Taught: Digital Photography, Fashion Photography- An Art Always in Vogue, Color 2Education and Applicable Degrees: MFA in Studio Art from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in conjunction with Tufts UniversityFun Facts: I have a nerdy affinity for a well-printed photograph. I throw great theme parties. I put myself through college working a variety of jobs, where I got to drive heavy construction equipment. I have a love of 1980s style action movies. For my graduate school thesis, I performed the Rocky training montage on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a whole day.Teaching Philosophy: As an artist and educator, I strive to maintain cooperative and creative environments where students can learn the necessary technical skills to succeed in their craft. Classroom content is as diverse in its scope as possible, so that students can engage and work with themes and issues that are personally important. Students are introduced to visual analysis through the use of composition, color theory, art historical examples and experimentation. I use a variety of assignments that put students in contact with their environment and fellow classmates in order to foster a collective atmosphere in the classroom and on location shoots. The class assignments provide a general starting point for artwork to be organized around, and the expectation is that students will take the ideas further, and learn the tools to articulate them visually, verbally and in writing.
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Illustration, Printmaking, Book ArtsRepresentative List of Recent Courses Taught: Form, Content, and Context; Illustration Now; Sequential Projects, Mixed Media TechniquesEducation and Applicable Degrees: BFA and MFAFun Facts:The 2013 Sketchbook Project with Brooklyn NY based Arthouse Co-Op
--I am the blog editor for Glovebox, a non-profit organization created to enable greater awareness of the art of emerging and established artists
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise:Fashion, Design, Textiles, Merchandizing Representative List of Recent Courses Taught:From Idea to Market, Decades of Fashion + Beauty, Fine
Education and Applicable DegreesCurrently working on PhD at Southern New Hampshire University.Fun Facts:I have been a part of or helped produce over 50 fashion shows.Teaching Philosophy:Everyone has a special talent to celebrate
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: PhotographyRepresentative List of Recent Courses Taught:Traditional BW Photography;
Digital PhotographyEducation and Applicable Degrees: BA Photography 2006: MFA Photography expected 2014Fun Facts: For 3 years I found myself living alone in a cabin in the woods. With no tv, internet, or telephone, I set out to find the only thing that would bring me solace, my personal vision for the world. Everyday I worked developing my vision, my aesthetic, and my philosophy for photography. Ultimately this was not just a quest for a philosophy of photography, it became my vision quest that was to define my life.Teaching Philosophy: The Camera is an extension of your mind, master it and there is no limit of your mind’s eye.
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Art Therapy, Art Education, Ceramics, Early Childhood Art EducationArea of Work and Concentration: Summer College Courses for High School Students
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Introduction to Art Therapy, Introduction to Art EducationEducation and Applicable Degrees: BA in Art Therapy, MEd. Visual Art TeachingFun Facts: Rachel is currently a full time elementary school art teacher at The Swampscott Clarke Elementary School
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise:Painting, Mural, The Spraycan and Brush, Drawing, Figure drawing, portraiture, land and. cityscapeRepresentative List of Recent Courses Taught: Figure drawing, Drawing Bootcamp, Mural Painting, Intro to paintingEducation and Applicable Degrees: BFA, MFA Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University Boston,Ma
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: PrintmakingRepresentative List of Recent Courses Taught: Art & Ecology;Introduction to Basic Printmaking; Drawing II; Screen Printing and Graphic Design; Media Arts;
Education and Applicable Degrees: Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 2011, BFA Fine Arts - Printmaking; The Art Institute of Boston, USA - 2009
BFA Fine Arts (Abroad Term) - Printmaking, Painting; University of Bonn, Germany - 2007;
Art History, Archaeology, Modern History; Heinrich Hertz Vocational High School, Bonn, Germany - 2004, Associate of Arts (AA), Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia;Fun Facts: After graduating from college in 2011 I moved to the US with nothing but two suitcases. Now, 2 years later, I’ve collected so much printmaking equipment
that I opened my own professional print shop in Lowell, MA. Sometimes I sit in
my space and wonder where all the stuff came from.Teaching Philosophy: I prefer problem based learning. Basic principles are very important, especially in Printmaking. However, I support if students make use of those basics to experiment in a medium. It is one of the best ways to gain experience and
Area of Work and Concentration: Jewelry and Metalsmithing Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Jewelry and MetalsmithingEducation and Applicable Degrees:BFA Tyler School of Art, MFA Rhode Island School of DesignTeaching Philosophy: Growth is an important principle upon which I teach. As an educator, I hope to provide many things to my students, but ultimately I hope they grow. The advancements my students make will take form aesthetically, technically and conceptually. Students will begin with a foundation of design and planning. Using learnt skills and critical thinking students translate their designs into tangible art. It is also during this time that students learn to verbalize the intent behind their work. These, along with other advancements, will prepare students for their future as artists and individuals.
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Digital ArtsRepresentative List of Recent Courses Taught:Computer Art, Video Production, Digital NarrativesEducation and Applicable Degrees: MFA, Maine College of Art, 2003
Fun Facts: Building a mobile art studio this summer with Beth Ireland
Co-founder of Turning Around AmericaTeaching Philosophy: To build knowledge in ones’ hands and minds by the making a many projects repeating the same skill sets.
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Photography / Photo Editing / Fine Art Handling Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Introduction to Black and White Photo; Introduction to Digital Photography
Education and Applicable Degrees: BFAFun Facts:Given the opportunity to study under amazing professors and having the motivation and drive from Lesley to push forward after school in pursuing a career as a professional photographer
Teaching Philosophy: To help bring knowledge and experience in an art form that is shaping the world we live in to a younger generation. The formality and intimacy of creating a photograph has been lost due to the ongoing use of phones and social media. My goal is to help the students learn and experience the tradition of photography. Both creating a hand made print and learning to visually construct and develop a conceptually and technically well put together photo.
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: 2-d and 3-d Animation, Character DevelopmentRepresentative List of Recent Courses Taught: Animation Festival, Introduction to 2-D Digital Character Animation, Introduction to 3-D Digital Character AnimationEducation and Applicable Degrees: BFA, The Art Institute Of Boston at Lesley UniversityFun Facts:I am currently working for Hero4Hire Creative as a character designer on a pilot they are producing for Nickelodeon.
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise:Illustration, Drawing, Classical Painting Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Foundation in Drawing and DesignEducation and Applicable Degrees: BFA - The Art Institute Of Boston at Lesley UniversityFun Facts: James is an elite rock climber and coach. He is also an Aikido practitioner and trainer. James specializes in mentoring and youth programs.Teaching Philosophy: Summer Foundation in Drawing and Design: The geometric structure of the universe will be Revealed, People will get drawn, the nature of light hitting the planet will be understood, Three dimensional objects will be rendered flying off the page- Its going to be crazy fun.
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Graphic Novel, IllustrationRepresentative List of Recent Courses Taught:Comics and the Graphic NovelEducation and Applicable Degrees:Bachelor of Fine Art, Illustration;
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Providence, RI;
European Honors Program (RISD), Rome, Italy;
Fun Facts:Currently I am gearing up to attend the Heroes Convention in Charlotte North Carolina, the third largest comic book convention, in order to further promote my own comics such as Space Burger and Hole in the Sky.
My Website: www.jackturnbull.com
My Blogs: www.jackturnbullstudios.blogspot.com
My Email: email@example.comTeaching Philosophy:My art training focused primarily on drafting, illustration and painting, but my passion has always been graphic novels. While I am competent working digitally and can mentor students interested in an introduction to working digitally, the class is primarily taught "analog"; focusing on the graphic design tools used to produce graphic novels hand made before computers became the norm. Lesson plans are adapted from exercises designed by golden age cartoonists like Wally Wood and Will Eisner, such as Wally Wood's "22 Panels that always work" or Will Eisner's "Advanced Story Structure in Graphic Narration". The goal at the end of 1 month is the student will walk off having produced 5-10 pages of absolutely fantastic sequential art in full color. My job is to instill a confidence balanced with the teachings of time management to help the student achieve this ambitious goal.
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