Peter Wallis | Teaching Philosophy
Foundation courses 2-D, 3-D, Drawing, Art History & Critical Theory are an essential ingredient to an academic and personal journey into any Art Practice. A comprehensive understanding of Art History both past and present gives the artist’s work context. I plan all my studio course work to adhere to clear guidelines, technical support and classroom critiques. Exploration with form and content, in most cases is a Non-Linear learning process. Establishing clear goals and guidelines helps to organize the expectations I have of students and the expectations they have of themselves.
It is inspiring when my students become passionate and engaged in the work they are creating. Exposing students to different approaches, new materials and ways of expressing themselves gives the student the tools and critical discourse needed to create their own definition of Art.
Thoughtful exploration of traditional 2-D, 3-D & Drawing techniques as well as an understanding of Art History and contemporary art empowers students to be insightful and establish their own path as an Artist.
I want students to leave my class excited about what they are learning, and eager to push the boundaries of what they thought they were capable of in the next class and beyond.