Month: March 2014

Reaching Everyone

Reaching Everyone: Using Printmaking to Teach Metacognition to Low-Performing Students Location: University of California Berkeley Date/Time: Friday, March 28, 3:00 – 4:00pm Presenter: Sharon E. (Libby) Clarke At the 42nd SGC International conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activism took place March 26-29, 2014. Abstract: As we educators wrestle with the shifting significance of print in our classrooms, we risk losing equipment, space, and funding for techniques and programs that may be deemed no longer relevant. This study works to prove that printmaking is instrumental in bridging the gap between the haptic and the conceptual for poorly performing art and design students. It strives to demonstrate that printmaking lessons are ideal for teaching the bedrock metacognitive skills students lack when they enter our classrooms. These observations are posited to help cement printmaking’s continued place in our institutions and our curricula. This paper discusses the application of current educational theories through targeted printmaking lessons to help poorly performing students improve markedly in a college setting.

Retention Posters

I developed several posters to inspire the ADGA students and to persuade them to come to the now-annual Info Session. Please note: all images in these posters were grabbed off the internet as I had about a day to make the posters. My deepest apologies to all the content providers I ripped off. I actually did the first campaign for this the previous year as well. Prof. Anita Giraldo was the copywriter on both years.