Just a note to all to those who are attending the free Artist Teacher Master of Education Taster event on Saturday 7 February, – it starts at 11am in the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. If you are registering for the Artist Teacher Programme at MEd/PGDip/PGCert levels for this Trimester and you have not heard back from me, it is simply because we have been exceptionally busy and we will soon be in touch. All students will be contacted on Monday in preparation for the start of Critical Pedagogy 1 & 2 and Exhibition and Dissertation Modules.
Please send me an email if you need any confirmation Diarmuid.firstname.lastname@example.org
UWS MEd Artist Teacher graduate (2013) Di McGhee now showing in Scope Art Show Miami Beach 2014 – A critically acclaimed art show that extends beyond the ordinary in CONTEMPORARY ART
Michael Corris has taken me to task in the letters page of Art Monthly about my article on the difference between teaching art and teaching the arts. Here’s my article, given the title “Teaching the Unteachable” when it was published.
Paul Kristeller, in his pioneering study of the historical formation of the ‘modern system of the arts’, says the modern belief that ‘Art cannot be learned, and thus often becomes involved in the curious endeavor to teach the unteachable’ was unknown to the ancients who equated art with skill understood as ‘something that can be taught and learned’. The difficulties and controversies associated with teaching art arise as a result of the transition from the various arts to the singular concept of art in general.
The various arts had always been ordered – the distinction between the Liberal and Vulgar arts is ancient – but the specifically modern ordering of…
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