Teaching experience philosophy
“Aisthitikos is the ancient Greek word for that which is “perceptive by feeling”. Aisthisis is the sensory experience of perception. The original field of aesthetics in not art but reality – corporeal, material, nature. As Terry Eagleton writes: Aesthetics is born as a discourse of the body.”
Aesthetics and Anesthetics: Walter Benjamin’s Artwork Essay Reconsidered
The position that aesthetics is rooted in the corporeal as much as it is in the social is interesting. What do educational institutions which propose to be involved in crafting and art making do? I believe it is our responsibility to not be comfortable with the status quo, but to be open to exploring new paradigms and methodologies. My teaching philosophy is built around three central pillars: Skills Development, Integrated Theory, and Practical Applications/Experience.
My post-secondary, University, teaching record attests to my lateral capacity with-in Textiles and Fashion.
My regular teaching includes:
Silk Screen Printing
Textile Studio (all levels)
Directed Studio and Independent Studies
3D soft form
Introduction to Weaving
Intermediate Surface Design
Experimental approach to Fashion
Draping (Sculpting on the dress form)
Hybrid Practice Strategies in Textiles/Fashion