Final Self Reflection of new media
Through this class and this article, The Mind of the Artist / Scholar: The Howard University Department of Art Takes a Philosophical Look at Art Education by Dr. Tony McEachern, Chairman, and Associate Professor I have gained a better understanding of how I would use new media in my classroom. As Dr.McEachern describes the art department at Howard University I am intrigued by the use of new media. Like my assignment I created in this class, I would like to make all of my art courses research-based, much like my own practice. As a sociologist myself, I find it incredibly necessary for students especially students of color to use their art to amplify their voice. I believe that high school students need to have deeper concepts in order to connect with the work and be more passionate about what they are producing. "Playing" with new media the last 2 weeks has allowed e to see that I do not think it is helpful for the young artist, especially those who might be distracted by the technique and not think of the concepts. as a maker, sculptor, and drawer I do expect to show some technique without informing concepts for I value figure drawing more than I do coding and this class has not changed my perspective. I believe my use of new media will come through the push for research I want my student to me more than an artist. I believe new media tool will allow many students to become artist/scholars, using their concepts to drive their techniques, pushing them to create rather than play.
Below are quotes from Dr.McEachern articles along with a link to the article to read.