Approaches to Critical Artistry – How to share my work as a Learning, Teaching Artist?

How to share my work as a Learning, Teaching Artist?

The simplicity of this question is what I feel that I need right now. As I reflect on my work and practice my mind is alive, there are so many strands and aspects to consider. I can almost liken the experience to looking at a pointillist painting, I am absorbed in every dot of colour but to fully appreciate the work it would help me to step back, to see and enjoy the painting in its entirety, how the dots of colour connect to reveal shape and form.

After my period of study at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, I returned to Scotland excited to share my rich artistic experience with others. I want to facilitate learning opportunities for others in the same spirit and quality of what I received at the Carl Orff Institute; inspirational artistic experiences where people feel valued, respected and safe. This leads me to my question:

How to share the Orff Schulwerk approach to Music, Dance and Speech Education?

What, for me, is important and special about this educational approach?

What are my responsibilities when working in this way? I may be someone’s first encounter with this approach.

What materials am I choosing to share in workshops and why?

Choosing materials that will hopefully nurture artistic responses from participants; materials that will provide opportunity for shared artistic experience and be inspiring and meaningful for participants.

Choosing materials that students, art specialists, teachers will be able to mould and make their own for use with their own groups?

Is there a difference here in choice of materials or is it all in my delivery and the amount of time that I allow for reflection and evaluation?

What are the different needs, requirements, expectations for the different groups of people I work with?

How would I like my work to be regarded? What is of most importance to me?

The importance of: How? What? Why? Where?

How to share the Orff Schulwerk approach to Music, Dance and Speech Education?

What do I hope to share? Why do I hope to share these particular elements or aspects? Where do I hope to share this work?

One thought on “Approaches to Critical Artistry – How to share my work as a Learning, Teaching Artist?

  1. jmackay2014 says:

    Hi Caroline,

    I think these are all good questions. I came across a Ted Talk by Simon Sinek about the ‘Golden Circle’ which is a process for questioning that might help you order your questions. Here is the link – http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

    Jamie

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