Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Teaching Philosophy… Yikes!

I am staring at my screen trying to come up with a statement of Teaching Philosophy to use in a job application. It's a humbling endeavor to try to describe how I would teach art. Especially when we all know that art is impossible to teach. It's something you learn on your own through trial and error, and practice. It's an exercise in failure eventually leading to success. As I have watched my own practice evolve over the years, I am convinced that my main achievement is number of hours I have spent drawing.

I know I couldn't have gotten here without all the incredible professors I had throughout my education, but it's hard to pinpoint what exactly I learned. Still, I charge ahead and hopefully will come up with something…

Work in progress: Black and White Rainbow #3

Monday, January 20, 2014

Back to School!

I'm so excited to be starting to teach a class this week in the painting department at CCA. It will be great to back there. I have started a sister blog for the class at: themostbeautifuljanuaryever.cca.edu -- so check it out and see what my students are thinking about!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunset on Ocean Beach

Right now in San Francisco we are experiencing the most beautiful January ever. The rest of the country is a frozen block of ice, while Gov. Jerry Brown has just declared California in a drought emergency. Voluntary water rationing has been requested, and with no rain forecasted for 3 months, mandatory rationing seems certain. It appears likely that we'll burn for this come summer, but I have never, in the 18 years I've lived here, experienced such perfect weather.