Teaching

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Teaching, Perri Howard, VMG

Philosophy

The best education is one that is actively sought, not passively taken. I view teaching as a collaborative venture between instructor and student based on mutual risk-taking and trust. Art takes courage. My goal is to support aspiring artists of all ages through the process of developing the skills and self-confidence to reveal one’s true artistic vision. I encourage students to deeply explore the linkage between creative expression, personal aesthetics, and lived experience. Every student has unique strengths and needs. It is my goal to assist students in shaping a studio practice, identifying influences, communicating clearly, and examining one’s artwork relative to the world as a whole.

Workshops, studio skill-building, and one-on-one mentoring are all effective ways to take your creative work to a new level or to transform your paining hobby into a career in the arts.  Contact Perri,  perri@vmgworks.com,  to discuss the possibilities.

Teaching Experience

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
ART 123 – Introduction to 2-D Design – School of Art
ART 124 – Introduction to 3-D Design –  School of Art
ART 247 – Intaglio Printmaking –  School of Art
ART 350 – Printmaking Special Projects –  School of Art
ART 360 – Sound, Space, and Interaction – School of Art
CEP 498 – Place and Permanence in Contemporary Art – Dept. of Arch. & Urban Planning
CEP 498 – Study Abroad In South India –  Comparative History of Ideas Program

PIERCE COLLEGE
DRAWING – Introduction to Drawing
ART HISTORY – Survey of Art History I

PRATT FINE ARTS CENTER
DRAWING – Exploring Abstraction
PAINTING – Creating A Body of Work
PRINTMAKING – Collograph Printing
PRINTMAKING – Maps, Mementos, and Mixed Media

Visiting Artist

Elon University, Elon, NC
Academy of Art University, Tucson, AZ
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Central Washington University, Pullman, WA
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, WA