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Designed, marketed, implemented, and taught innovative course in expressionistic painting for adult daycare. Course developed as research project, offered to the daycare at cost of materials. Aimed at developing cognitive connections in clients. Classes consisted of 20+ students, many suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Prepared and mentored creative writing workshop for classes of 5-10 young adults. Taught poetry, art, and collage to children aged 2-10. Tutored high school age students in English, literature, and history.
Perform quality assurance on pre-copyright era book scans for online book project. Check scanned page images for readability. Audit scanner operator output for accuracy and technique. Performed quality assurance on pre-copyright era book scans for online book project. Checked scanned page images for readability. Coached scanner operators in proper technique.
Evaluated, selected, edited, proofread, and typeset manuscripts for respected non-profit small press. Wrote marketing material and handled all correspondence with authors, typesetters, universities, distributors, and customers. Published 30 books in five years, with sales to numerous universities.
Taught the aesthetic, historical, and scientific aspects of tasting wine in formal winetasting classes. Advised and informed customers, penned store's popular newsletter, created wine descriptions, and developed and wrote educational handouts. Wrote internal communications and customer outreach.
Used a drawing class to perform self-reflective immersion into formal drawing. Working realistically required that I proceed contrary to my natural mode: with patience and planning. Struggling in this approach brought forth valuable conflicts and reconsiderations.
An intensive exploration of creative imagination through presentations, workshop work, and readings as well as classroom and online discussion.
A further immersion into formal techniques and a study of the value of difficulty. Working in an uncomfortable mode allowed me to look at my creative process in a new light.
Introductory study of Jung's life and work. Extensive reading of Jung’s writings as well as critical and biographical studies. Jung's work initiated for me a study of how art, dreams, and myths intertwine, as well as a reevaluation of art's value as a learning tool.
An inquiry into myths, dreams, and art from a Jungian perspective. I particularly focused on how these modalities share motivation and methodology. These modalities can be vital, innovative tools in functional learning.
A consideration of artistic process and necessity by way of conversations with and reflections on several works of art. By conversing with the work, a sense of the work’s own life, divorced from the artist, emerges. Working thus proved a powerful way of knowing.
An investigation of the use of active imagination as a learning tool, especially when difficulty and conflict arise.
An intense drawing initiative, exploring limits by producing as much work as I could. Committing to drawing as a functioning means of expression (rather than saying that I could not draw) allowed me to admit possibilities. In the paper, I criticized not just the completed work but the method by which it was created, accepting the nodes of difficulty as points of self-discovery.
I created thirty paintings and bound them in book form. I enacted a dialogue with each painting and placed it on the page facing the painting. This gave me unique entrance to my process and to the works themselves.
Part of my thesis/project. I created a showing of more than sixty of my paintings. I wrote a piece for each painting displayed, either a conversation with the work or some other means of reaction. The show space became an installation, allowing the viewer an intimacy with the work and its development.
A study of how personal myth integrates with the creative process and the learning experience. I focused on the evocative effect of trees on my imagination. The entire thesis/project included a showing of my visual work, and an in-depth catalogue for that showing.
Ongoing critical dialogue with poet Jeff Harrison on philosophy and practice of poetry and writing, begun 7/05. A consideration of the writing process and personal practice, and an examination of collaboration.
Personal blog of rumination and criticism, begun 4/04. Intended as quick notes of interest, opinion, and humor.
Poetic collaboration with poet Jeff Harrison, begun in 2004. A tour-de-force of entwined narratives, played upon a seemingly endless poetic landscape.
Retrospective of my visual work. Thirty page catalogue provided overview in which process and motivation were considered in unique ways.
Review by Jack Kimball
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