Category Archives: Workshop

An Artist’s Journey: China, 6 July 2014

Two years ago, my friend Renata was teaching at the University of Zhongshan in southeastern China. “Come to China,” she said. “They will want to know your art.” Last December, the Regional Arts Commission offered me the chance. They awarded … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 4 July 2014

There’s nothing like teaching students who want to learn… who are hungry for knowledge. The university was expecting 10 students for the photography workshop… 23 came through the door. Some with English, some with none. All had their cameras. None … Continue reading

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>Unexpected Lesson

>When I teach, I never know what the lesson will truly be. That’s the gift teachers are given, I think. We plan, but the lesson might be something far more profound. Last week I was in Atlanta as Artist in … Continue reading

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>Art Saves Lives — Again

>I was in my 20s when I was thunderstruck with the idea that art saves lives. It’s not an original idea. It predates writing; probably predates languages. It’s uniquely human. And being uniquely human, art has an impact on every … Continue reading

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>Teach Me, Don’t Sell Me

>In the business world, this is classic marketing advice: get bodies in the workshop seats by promising to reveal the secret of quick bucks, mete out just enough information to entice your mark, er listener, then close the deal with … Continue reading

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