At the heart of my teaching method is an understanding that every artist needs to develop a personal and original approach to his/her work. My specific goal as a teacher is to expose my students to different artistic and conceptual positions in order to develop in them a sense of criticism with cultural relevance. When interacting with my students, I always stress the necessity to acquire a critical vocabulary in order to succeed in their conceptual expression and articulation. In my class, I strongly stress the importance of the conceptual aspect of a work of art.
By strategically building each of my assignments so that the multiple planes of development of a professional artwork are present, I manage to integrate students coming from all different backgrounds. My goal is that students find something they can relate to and develop their own vision while understanding the context they are evolving in. I try to propose each assignment with a clear set of instructions without however closing any possible narrative or stifling personal discourse. I propose possibility, not rules and encourage the challenge of artistic boundaries. I want to propose themes that connect with current preoccupations in art as well as with a general community without influencing the opinions of my students.
I am very aware of the transversal nature of creativity and it is why, in addition to exploring multidisciplinary approaches to art practice, I want to stimulate my students to find creative ways of using their favorite medium. Students are placed in a context and explore the many ways it relates to them, their time, space and potential spectators.