Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Latrobe High School Center for Creativity

One of the greatest assets that Latrobe High School has in terms of art is their Center for Creativity. Use of funding has allowed this public school to have a beautiful space for displays, exhibits, conferences and even plays. Outdoors this area boasts an amphitheatre and space to conduct outdoor clay firings. Along with these assets, this school has a separate clay studio, fiber arts, photography and painting and drawing studio. The education quality in the arts alone surpasses some of the colleges I have seen.

Conducting this residency is always an experience that teaches me more about teaching. So much of the work is through experience and practice for the students and a willingness to see things with new eyes. In the clay studio the students are having a residency experience with Jim McDowell at the same time I am conducting my residency. The work ethic of all the students is really just enjoying the experience and being willing to have one on one critiques to help improve their painting and learning experience. I feel so happy to be able to be part of this experience.

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