Office Hours: Jessica Stockholder: University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts

Part of Art & Education's School Watch, Office Hours is a new questionnaire series that gathers insights on teaching from artists. In response to ten prompts, educators reflect on the discourses and approaches that animate their teaching, share their visions for the future of art education, and offer advice for students navigating the field of contemporary art. Below is one of several responses from DoVA Professor and artist, Jessica Stockholder:

8. How much structure or independence do students have in your courses? That depends on the level of the course. There is more structure for foundation classes and much less structure in more advanced courses. Art-making is an activity where free will can be recognized.

Read more of Jessica Stockholder’s Office Hours on School Watch.

Jessica Stockholder, Lay of the Land, 2014. Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery and the artist. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij.

The Escape: From a Seventeenth-Century Drawing Manual of the Face and Its Expressions

DoVA faculty David Schutter's new publication is out now! Accompanied by essays from art critic Barry Schwabsky and Neubauer Collegium curator Dieter Roelstraete, The Escape will appeal to students, critics, and admirers of seventeenth-century, modern, and contemporary art alike.

Get your copy now from the UChicago Press.

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