November 2019 Think Tank

Victoria Ryle

Teaching Artists & Artists Teaching: How Do You Perceive The Different Perspectives Of Artists/Teachers As Artists In Classrooms/Schools

Session Synopsis

What does it mean to be an artist who teaches? A teacher who is an artist? Is the distinction as pronounced as administrators make it seem or is the distinction fuzzy - blurred?

In November of 2019, Victoria Ryle led a panel discussion on the role of teaching artists in Tasmania, Australia featuring several of her colleagues. Guests from around the world also weighed in to provide their perspective on the nuances of existing as an artist and a teacher - working in and outside of traditional classrooms. Concepts of the arts being viewed in a limiting binary and the value of the term “expert” in the creative and education fields are explored.

Simon Spain, Abbey MacDonald, Selena DeCarvalho, and Sarah Astel served as Victoria’s co-hosts in this interactive panel discussion.

Additional Resources

Learn more about Victoria and her colleagues, their work, and teaching artistry in Tasmania by checking out the resources below:

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