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Introduction to Being a Teaching Artist

via Kadenze


This course introduces widely held understandings of the term teaching artist. Using examples of teaching artist practice you will observe and identify the many skills, communities and places teaching artists are called on to work. Based on these examples you will devise an entry level project which matches your interests and skill levels.

Course Image: Daniel McKewen, ‘Hollywood Mapping Project’ 2013. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane


  • The Field of Teaching Artistry
    • This course analyses the ingredients which make up a dynamic and successful teaching artist project. This then allows you to note the broad range of capabilities teaching artists draw on to successfully move from one teaching artist project to the next.
  • On Becoming a Teaching Artist
    • It is time to take stock by naming the teaching artist capabilities you currently possess and how they may be used in a project of your own making. The course concludes by reflecting on your future professional learning, on identifying the personal capabilities do you need to develop in order to become a successful teaching artist.
  • Introduction: What is a Teaching Artist?
    • The first course covers the kinds of projects teaching artists lead with arts organizations and communities. From considering one signature project we can understand the role of the teaching artist and determine the nature of the work they do.

Taught by

Brad Haseman


4.7 rating, based on 7 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    I am a teacher who has subjects such as artistic project research, video art, aesthetics, semiotics, three-dimensional production, Use of Daws, generative art and computational creativity. In all these years, I have understood: producing an object f…
  • Carlo Passamonti
    A very interesting course, excellently designed, managed and organized. All the variables of this new and truly intriguing profession are exposed. At the end remains a great desire to continue and do well for themselves and for the community. After all, art is a common good and this new perspective illuminates the craft of art with a new and truly intriguing light. Congratulations and thanks for the valuable information offered to us. Regards
  • Anonymous
    Three cheers to Kadenze and its partner organizations to create the first online course to introduce teaching artistry. The course is lively and interesting and engaged me in a variety of ways. It whet my appetite for more. I am delighted to know about the work at Lincoln Center, Queensland University of Technology, and Sydney Opera House. I recommend the course to others to find out about this vibrant global field.
  • Anonymous
    Kadenze has a lot of great online courses and I really enjoyed the Kadenze course 'Introduction to Being a Teaching Artist.' The course provides many fantastic videos, articles, and professor’s presentations. In addition, the course is well structured.
  • Anonymous
    Fantastic course! I studied and learned a lot from the Introduction to Being a Teaching Artist. I'm sure you will enjoy and get excited if you participate in this awesome course.
  • Anonymous
    Will gain excellent knowledge and expertise skills throughout the course introduction to being a teaching artist.
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