I view the classroom as a creative incubational environment that operates as an open channel of ideas, stimulated by rigorous research, debate and endless explorations of concept, process and materials. I instill in my students that art is not a standalone entity, but multiple streams of interconnections flowing across the academic disciplines. It is important that I serve as a facilitator within the creative environment, much like a doorman, opening and closing portals, but never entering nor exiting the classroom with all the answers.
As a facilitator, I feel it is my job to foster an atmosphere where my students engage creatively the process of discovery divorced from the judgment of “right” or “wrong” answers but engage in dialogs of critical thought and expressive communication. My classrooms are environments where students come to understand that the art making process is an infinite stream of temporal resolutions to creative inquiry.