#97: Cbabi Bayoc: Trusting Yourself
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
7M ago
Cbabi talked about his journey as an artist and how he continues to grow both his practice and his business. He shared his creative process and the ways he overcomes challenges while creating. He also talked about painting murals in schools and how he becomes a role model for students, making his thinking visible and encouraging the use of mistakes as learning opportunities. It was so helpful hearing how he adjusts pricing and also has to work to overcome money mindsets - that made me feel less alone in this struggle! Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an internationally renowned St. Louis ..read more
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#92: Aimee Sones: Mountain Movers
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
10M ago
Aimee talked about supporting her students through this pandemic and beyond in part through shifting mindsets and reframing negative thinking. I loved how she talked about our role as educators as focused around teaching students to care and to prioritize what it is they care about, ideally moving away from stress about homework towards empathy and care for each other. Aimee puts the same passion into supporting fellow educators and artists through coaching. She shared some great advice around selling your artwork and thinking through all the questions to ask around creating art objects. It wa ..read more
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#87: Abhishek Panchal: Centering Students
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
1y ago
It was so great to reconnect with Abishek and hear more about his art and teaching practices. He participated in one of our Artist Talk sessions through the Teaching Artists Lounge last summer and I was so inspired by the way he wove teaching and artmaking together in that brief talk that I wanted to hear more. He shared wonderful advice for working with students of all abilities and adjusting his own expectations as a teacher during constantly shifting situations as a result of the pandemic. We got into what student-centered teaching can look like. He also talked about his inspiration as an a ..read more
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#82: Melissa Parke: Black Teaching Artist Lab
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
1y ago
Melissa Parke shared her journey in bringing an idea to life through Black Teaching Artist Lab where she conducts research, offers workshops and professional development, and so much more. She shared so vulnerably about mental health and struggles with feeling confident despite being certain of the importance and value of her work. She has created the Afrocentric Social-Emotional Learning Framework, which centers social-emotional learning (SEL) for the Black learner through arts education. Melissa talked about developing this framework and using it within professional development for Black tea ..read more
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#81: Stories from the Field
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
1y ago
Stories from the Field: A curated selection of conversations around equity in the art classroom. This episode is a special one and will be the last one of 2021. This is a longer version of the presentation I gave at the California Art Education Association conference last month. I prefaced the presentation by saying that I am not an expert here, but have been learning and listening and working to share the advice of those who know more than I do, to share the experiences of those who experience racism firsthand, to share the voices of those who are too often silenced. It was a daunting task to ..read more
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#80: Isadora Stowe: Wearing All The Hats
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
1y ago
Isadora Stowe shared her winding journey teaching in several settings before landing in community college where she embraces the student centered approach. She talked about learning on the job how to connect with students and truly listen to find their unmet needs. It was so helpful hearing about the mindset shift from thinking of behaviors as problematic to thinking of behaviors as expressing something that may be painful and is not being heard. I also loved hearing about Isadora’s work and how she pursues her interest in physics through installation in collaboration with scientists. She talk ..read more
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#79: Cynthia Hauk: Mindfulness & Art
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
1y ago
Cynthia Hauk shared her experience teaching mindful art workshops, including trainings for teachers and parents around bringing these practices into our teaching. I was so grateful that she also shared a specific exercise that can be done with no materials or extended to create incredible works of art. We talked about somatic work and what that means, as well as overcoming the shame story many of us have around creativity. Cynthia also shared some of her favorite books, which I’ll link to in the blog post. She talked about fitting in art-making while juggling so many other parts of life, inclu ..read more
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#78: Mary Beth Flynn: Artfully Aging
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
1y ago
Mary Beth Flynn shared her experience growing both her house portrait business and her art education business. She talked about being a lifelong artist and a lifelong entrepreneur and it was amazing to hear how she really embodies both. I also loved hearing about the therapeutic aspects of the work she’s doing through her Artfully Aging programs. She ties in storytelling and song to add an oral component to her watercolor projects. We can probably all relate to the necessarily fast learning curve with technology during this pandemic. Mary Beth revamped her website, but also shifted her busines ..read more
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#77: Lizz Denneau: Guided By Ancestors
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
1y ago
Lizz Denneau is making incredible artwork while teaching with a focus on contemporary art in a rural Arizona high school. I loved getting to learn more about her work and the ideas and processes she pursues as an artist. She talked about leaning into her intuition and the incredible paths that leads her down. Her striking visuals have so much depth of form and texture as well as meaning and history. She talked about her childhood as a bi-racial person and how she’s been digging into the history of the Black half of her family and processing through her artwork. She’s able to create work that i ..read more
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#76: Lorna Ritz: Drawing & Redrawing Mountains
Teaching Artist Podcast
by Rebecca Potts Aguirre
1y ago
Lorna Ritz talked about her process and the meditative work of creating space with paint. It was inspiring hearing her dedication to her work and how she shares that with students. We talked about modeling as a teacher and helping students learn how to see. Lorna also spoke about her beautiful large barn studio and the intensive process of renovating it - both when she first moved in back in 1986 and again more recently to abate a mold problem and save the barn. I loved hearing about her lifelong passion for oil paint and the way she thinks about color. Lorna has drawn the Holyoke Mo ..read more
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