JOHN HENRY BLATTER
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Blank Gif I believe teaching is as much a process of sharing, guidance and learning, as learning is a process of discovery, experimentation and teaching of fellow peers. A student’s success is born from a culmination of lived experience, exchange of ideas, exploration, knowledge, experimentation and failure. As an educator, it is my role to share in that lived experience; to facilitate and guide an exchange of dialogue and thought between students, faculty and the community in which we share; to encourage the exploration of new ideas; to draw upon and share a skill set and knowledge that has evolved over many years; and to encourage unabashed experimentation while being there for support during their failures.

Drawing upon this foundation, the creative process is able to fluidly move through an ever emerging and diversified range of activities. No longer is a successful artist defined by museum shows and gallery sales or limited by style, genre or medium. They are able to allow idea, concept and innovation to drive, not only a studio practice, but all of their endeavours.

The expanded studio practice of today could include: collaboration both within and beyond their field of experience; exploration of new ideas, mediums and technology; criticism, discussion and writing. With a multi-faceted approach to art education, as well as creation, promising artists can be instilled with a passion to create and a thirst for exploration. As this new generation of artists come into their own, born in an age of technology where the unimaginable is now possible.
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© Copyright 1996-2016 John Henry Blatter
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