Positive Space: Conversation in Art Foundations
By Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
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Positive Space is a podcast providing opportunities for those passionate about art foundations to discuss and promote excellence in the development and teaching of college level foundations in art studio and art history classes.
||CleanEpisode 34: Joshua Brinlee||Joshua Brinlee discusses his role as Foundations Coordinator at the University of Mississippi, the idea of living in the question and the tenure process.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #33: Anthony Watkins||In this episode Positive Space sits down with Anthony Watkins, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Sam Houston State University. Watkins discusses foundations effect on Graphic Design, teaching professionalism in his field and inspirations for stud||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode # 32: Michael Marks||In this episode Positive Space speaks with Michael Marks, Associate Professor of Art and Foundations Program Coordinator at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. Michael discusses the foundations program at Anderson University an||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #31: Jesse Payne||In this episode Positive Space speaks with Jesse Payne, Head of the Drawing Studio and Assistant Professor in the Art & Design Foundations Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, based in Doha, Qatar. Mr. Payne discusses the opportunities create||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode # 30: Gary Setzer||We discuss creative detours, the mystery of art, becoming comfortable in your own skin as well as the habit and repetition and the true courage it takes to make things, with artist and educator, Gary Setzer, Associate Professor, Division Chair of the Fi||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Lily Kuonen||Experimentation is something everyone talks about, but rarely are practical examples of how to implement experimentation within our creative studios and classroom spaces deeply examined. Lily Kuonen, Associate Professor and Foundations Coordinator at J||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: FATE at the College Art Association||This episode was recorded live at the FATE panel at the 106th Annual College Art Association Conference held in Los Angeles. The FATE panel was moderated by Naomi Falk, the FATE CAA Representative.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: David Janssen||A very honest conversation with David Janssen Jr., MFA Candidate at The University of Idaho. We unpack the privilege of being an educator, millennial haters & the urgent need to avoid becoming lazy by staying passionate about all aspects of being an ac||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Chris Kienke||Rethinking creativity and being truly open to opportunities - even if they are unfamiliar & across the globe - marks only the beginning of our thoughtful chat with artist and educator Chris Kienke, Chair of the Foundations Curriculum at the School of Ar||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Shannon Lindsey||Artist, educator & Gallery Director, Shannon Rae Lindsey, reflects on her evolving art practice & how a curiosity of material possibilities has informed her approach to foundations curriculum. In our conversation, Shannon shares practical strategies for||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Susan Altman||A dynamic conversation with artist and educator Susan Altman. We discuss how she has seen education change in her over thirty years of experience in the classroom, projects she is excited about, and the benefits of working at a community college.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Brian Hitselberger||Awakening students to their passion, while bringing the fullness and honesty of his experiences into the studio classroom, Brian Hitselberger, Assistant Professor of Painting and Printmaking at Peidmeont College, reflects on his habits as an artist and||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Meredith Starr||A dynamic conversation with artist & educator, Meredith Starr, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, The State University of New York (SUNY) Suffolk County Community College. We discuss her recent FATE regional event, staying observant, as well as her upc||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Jessica Mongeon||Jessica Mongeon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Foundations at Arkansas Tech University, discusses student habits, using technology in the classroom & strategies for creating inclusive learning environments at a time when social & political issu||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Emily Bivens||Unpacking trends in foundations pedagogy, Emily Ward Bivens, Professor of Time-Based Art at the University of Tennessee, discusses the benefit of introducing students to performative activites, mentorship approaches that avoid forced or cheesy obligatio||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Colby Jennings||Colby Jennings, Assistant Professor of Art at Missouri State University, discusses time based media, digital tools, the value of international/study abroad programs & practical strategies for encouraging students to move past fear when making art.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Heather Szatmary||Exploring practical tips on how she uses humor as a tool for creative thinking in the classroom, Heather Szatmary, Professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, explains why being comfortable with yourself as an instructor can b||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Chung-Fan Chang||Chung-Fan Chang, Assistant Professor of Art at Stockton University, reflects on her art education in Taiwan, the impact of verbal and non verbal communication in critiques with international students/faculty and shares projects she has developed that ar||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Thomas Albrecht||An honest conversation about staying curious with Thomas Albrecht, Assistant Dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and Associate Professor in the Art Department, at the State University of New York at New Paltz. We discuss teaching as a choice||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Allison Yasukawa||A dynamic conversation about inclusion, diversity and otherness with Allison Yasukawa, faculty, School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts. We discuss practical tips for approaching foundations pedagogy with an eye towards embracing ri||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Amy Reidel||Amy Reidel, faculty member at both St. Louis Community College and Saint Louis University & FATE Shout Out Award Winner, discusses happiness, community engagement, privilege & practical tips for projects that encourage critical thinking.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Victoria Hoyt||Victoria Hoyt, Instructor at Metropolitan Community College & FATE Shout Out Award Winner, discusses practical take aways from the FATE conference, strategies for encouraging the habit of observation, self reflection, the value of mid-term evaluations &||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Scott Betz||FATE Leadership Award Winner, Scott Betz discusses mentorship, creativity and how teaching informs his ability to lead people both inside and outside of the classroom.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Rae Goodwin||Episode 11: FATE Educator Award Winner, Rae Goodwin discusses "Failing Forward" in her own work and how that influences her teaching and interactions with students in the classroom.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Michelle Illuminato and Ralph Pugay||FATE Educator Award Winner, M. Michelle Illuminato & FATE Shout Out Award Winner, Ralph Pugay discuss rebuilding foundations at Portland State University, community engagement, creating welcoming learning environments & how to encourage students to be p||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Enrique Martinez Celaya||While in Kanas City for FATE’s 16th Biennial Conference, we had the chance to have a thoughtful discussion about the ongoing choice to live a creative life & the artistic process with Enrique Martinez Celaya, artist, author and FATE’s 2017 keynote s||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8:Alexandra Robinson and Caleb Taylor||Get excited about the upcoming FATE Conference in Kansas City, as we discuss unique programming components, art venues, bars, bbq and all things KC culture with Caleb Taylor, Associate Chair of the Foundations Department at KCAI & the Co-VP for FATE’s||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Stacy Isenbarger||Episode 7: We discuss empowerment, mentorship, writing prompts & how to encourage people to play to their strengths, and all things foundations, with FATE President, Stacy Isenbarger, Assistant Professor of Art & Design, Foundations Coordinator at the U||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Jessica Burke and Emily Sullivan Smith||Jessica Burke (JB), Georgia Southern University and Emily Sullivan Smith, University of Dayton thoughtfully discuss the role of a Foundations Coordinator, balancing administrative roles with teaching and the pros/cons of a unified foundations curriculum||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Thoughts on Positive Space||Thoughts on Positive Space. Last October, we had the opportunity to attend the SECAC conference in Virginia as well as the Mid-America College Art Association conference in Ohio and asked participants at the FATE affiliate sessions to consider what posi||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Carrie Fonder & Jason Swift||Carrie Fonder, University of West Florida and Jason Swift, Plymouth State University discuss a multi disciplinary approach to foundations including community engagement, assessing studio projects & art appreciation activities. They also cover time at Ve||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Jenna Frye and Ellen Mueller||Art professors Jenna Frye and Ellen Mueller have a lively discussion about teaching foundations courses, time management skills and Janet Jackson.||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Chris Ireland and Peter Reichardt (part 2)||Art professors Chris Ireland and Peter Reichardt have a lively discussion about teaching studio courses online, assessment and the possibilities of utilizing Pokemon in foundations projects.||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Chris Ireland and Peter Reichardt (Part 1)||Art professors Chris Ireland and Peter Reichardt have a lively discussion about teaching studio courses online, assessment and the possibilities of utilizing Pokemon in foundations projects.||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode One: Mary Stewart||Professor and author of "Launching the Imagination" discusses how she came to teach foundations, her teaching strategies and approach to teaching students with little background in art.||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the content on the podcast, but can the audio wierdness stop? The retro scratchiness applied to the interviewer's voice is very distracting. I have a hard time listening to it.
Great podcast !
Even though I am not an art professor I enjoy listening to this podcast. It is informative and fun and many times I listen while I'm in the studio working. Great job!
Keep up the good work.