Tag: art education

Being a Learner

Yesterday I attended a workshop on making jewelry from Precious Metal Clay (PMC). I had no experience using this material. I had not worked with jewelry design for years.  It was a full day and I left the workshop with two pendants and a lot of satisfaction.

As I reflected on the day, I thought about what I had experienced as a learner.  Based on my own thirty-five years of teaching art and working with K-12 learners I considered my list of characteristics of a good learner.

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John Singer Sargent

The Sargent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was an amazing collection of society portraits that captured the friends and fellow artists of Sargent’s time. As I walked around the Met I felt like I was flipping through the pages of People magazine, only from the late 1880s. The exhibition was the “Who’s Who” of Sargent’s world.

It was an amazing retrospect of Sargent’s portraits. I was very touched by Sargent’s sharing something of his sitter’s personality.

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