Artists used themselves as a teaching resource

The artists tended to speak openly about their personal lives; they assumed that students were interested in their identity as artists and they shared information about their own experiences. Some self consciously presented themselves as role models. Because of the difference in their role, the artists seemed more open and less defensive in this respect than most teachers.   They were less risk averse, more inclined to touch students and less concerned about school rules and safety regulations. This contributed to the sense that things were more free and open in artist led sessions.

Video materials

A selection of videos from our Vimeo channel on the self as a teaching resource can be viewed below.