May 23rd, 2020 | 39 mins 36 secs
art, creativity, critique, rebecca crowell, teaching
It can be very unsettling to put your work in front of someone else for a critique. We may fear harsh, judgmental comments. Yet the value of critique is exactly that, the chance to gain an outside perspective and insight, and very often criticism can be given and received in a supportive way. Today we’ll talk about the positive aspects of critique as well as handling negative criticism with regards to our work.
May 9th, 2020 | 37 mins 16 secs
art, experience, rebecca crowell, teaching, wisdom
If you have ever had a really good art class, whether, in school or a workshop, you probably retained some real gems of wisdom from the instructor. These may be specific things that were emphasized or their overall teaching philosophy. These positive ideas and words have the power to shape our studio practices for our entire creative lives. We reached out to some art instructors, all friends of the Messy Studio Podcast, to ask them to share their insights and approaches to teaching, as well as how they motivate and inspire students to find their own direction.
February 15th, 2020 | 29 mins 28 secs
advice, art, learning, rebecca crowell, teaching
As artists, we all want to grow and improve our own work, and we are often surrounded by the advice and opinions of other people. While some advice is helpful, it can sometimes undermine our unique, personal voice. It can be hard to sort the good advice from the bad. It is also important to realize that our own accepted opinions may need to be challenged in order for our work to advance. Unfortunately there is a lot more bad advice than good advice out there. A mentor of Ross’s once told him “if you follow the advice of 90% of the people you meet, you will end up where 90% of people end up”.
February 8th, 2020 | 27 mins 39 secs
art, balancing acts, rebecca crowell, style, teaching, technique
We often talk about finding balance with aspects of the creative process that seem to be opposites. For example, finding the balance between working intuitively and working with control and intention. The way each of us finds this balance between different approaches helps to develop the unique character of our individual work and process.
March 24th, 2018 | 37 mins 32 secs
abstraction, rebecca crowell, teaching
Rebecca and Ross continue their conversation on abstraction, focusing on various approaches and ways of understanding abstract work.
February 17th, 2018 | 32 mins 53 secs
abstraction, minimalism, rebecca crowell, teaching, workshops
Rebecca and Ross continue their discussion on teaching. This episode focuses the intense and highly focused personal interaction that takes place during a workshop.
February 10th, 2018 | 33 mins 12 secs
college, rebecca crowell, teaching, university, workshops
Rebecca and Ross discuss Rebecca's second career: teaching.
January 20th, 2018 | 28 mins 50 secs
ballinglen, ireland, randall exon, retreats, teaching, una forde, workshops
Rebecca hosts a round table discussion with Úna Forde and Randall Exon at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland.