Publication Date: September 24, 2021
This accessible guide will help studio art and design professors meaningfully and effectively transform their curriculum and pedagogy so that it is relevant to today’s learners. Situating contemporary college teaching within a historic art and design continuum, the author provides a practical framework for considering complex interactions within art and design pedagogy. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation of college students and their learning, an understanding of teaching repertoires, and insight into the local and global contexts that impact teaching and learning and how these are interrelated with studio content. Throughout, Salazar expertly weaves research, theory, and helpful advice that instructors can use to enact a mode of teaching that is responsive to their unique environment. The text examines a variety of educational practices, including reflection, critique, exploration, research, student-to-student interaction, online teaching, intercultural learning, and community-engaged curricula.
Stacey Salazar is the vice provost for graduate studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art. A college art educator for nearly 30 years, she has received professional recognition for her teaching and research. She holds a doctorate in education and a Master of Fine Arts in painting.
“A Guide to Teaching Art at the College Level translates the formal language of education into straightforward, comprehensible concepts and ties these to practical steps that higher education art instructors can readily apply to their teaching. Drawing on her own classroom experience, Salazar helps artists retool their practice for the instructional and learning demands of the current moment.”
—Richard Siegesmund, professor, art and design education, Northern Illinois University