Through conversations with teaching artists, an art educators’ support group, and resources like lesson plans and workshops, we are building community and sharing stories to connect our islands and make equitable liberatory teaching the norm.
Teaching Artist Podcast was started by Rebecca Potts Aguirre, a visual arts teaching artist. She interviews practicing artists who are also educators in K-12 and community settings. This podcast is dedicated to discussions of teaching art, making art, and how those things overlap and feed each other.
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This podcast was born out of a desire to highlight artists who teach kids while maintaining their own studio practice. It dives into how making and looking inform teaching and how teaching informs making. We discuss the nitty gritty details of time management, classroom management, and studio management. What does a day or a week look like for a teaching artist? How does a full-time art teacher fit in their own art-making? How do you work to dismantle systemic racism from your platform as an educator? How did that one student change your art practice? How do you share your life as an artist with students? What lessons and artists have been most impactful? How are you handling teaching during the pandemic?
Teaching Artist Podcast is hosted by Rebecca Potts Aguirre, a teaching artist from Montana currently living in Los Angeles. Her work is inspired by the intersection between ecological concern and the female experience. She teaches TK-5th grade visual arts at 2 elementary schools.