Pie in the Sky

Final Crit

Recently I’ve been thinking about other opportunities I could create for myself that would allow me to broaden my teaching.  Currently, my teaching is focused on my classes at RISD and through writing my “Ask the Art Professor” column for the Huffington Post.  I enjoy both, but lately I have been feeling an itch to somehow expand beyond those two veins of teaching.

In graduate school, I once helped a friend with some sculpture techniques, and she joked “you should have your own cooking show!” From what I’ve seen online, it seems like there is a huge audience that is starving for tutorials in art.  In some ways, I’m thinking of taking my friend’s suggestion literally:  a “cooking” show for artists.  This is totally pie in the sky, but I figure that it doesn’t hurt to think about it, and we all have to start somewhere.  I like that this is percolating in my head right now, and that something new is stirring in me.


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6 thoughts on “Pie in the Sky

  1. I think this is a great idea. You have such a down-to-Earth quality about you, a level of accessibility about your practice and just yourself as an artist in general, that is encouraging to people who are approaching the idea of becoming professional artists. I strongly feel that there needs to be something in the art world more geared toward adults (or, at least, people of all ages). Most (if not all) of the programs I come across in the visual (and even performing) arts are for youth only, which unfortunately leaves a lot of us out who are just getting our start for whatever reason. Also, your approach appeals to people of many different income levels. You acknowledge that many artists cannot afford expensive supplies, and give suggestions on ways around it. So, in conclusion, I think that having your own show is a great idea. 🙂

  2. This is such a great idea! There’s definitely space for it to develop, and I believe there are many people out there (me included) who would enjoy watching and learning from a show like this. Specially because, just like the art galleries themselves, art schools are also not easily accessible, for the prices and for the fact that several of them ask for some kind of pre-knowledge. I would love to see what this turns out to be.

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