STEVEN PALMER • R E S U M É
172 Prospect Ave., Binghamton, NY 13901 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | web: http://buysteven.com
STEVEN PALMER Teaching Philosophy
As a professor in visual arts I am energized and dedicated to be an important and trustworthy tool towards my students' artistic and creative development. I can honestly reflect on their work, criticizing them negatively or positively so they are able to move forward with their career growth and decision making. I not only act as a role model, I am able to connect with them on their level.
I believe that my job in art education is based on service, availability and encouragement. I am the student's resource for artistic and creative growth. I not only demonstrate my knowledge through my course work, but I also aid them in constructive visual techniques including the creative thought process, problem solving and project coordination. I encourage a scope of learning in a creative studious atmosphere that also includes the exploration of art history, an array of visual concepts, environmental effective planning and time management. It is also my responsibility to act as a continuing resource for the student in terms of visual language, media, expression, the history of art and contemporary issues.
The manner with which I communicate to my class is by conversing one on one, using formal expressive conceptualization techniques and thinking in class assignments, effective critical work reviews (as a class), online course materials, visual aids and reference links. I strive for a working environment where the students can explore their visual ideas all while acquiring the technical and formal knowledge --sometimes a combination of technical and traditional -- to learn effective and professional techniques.
My main focus in my teaching is to achieve effective communication and learning through growth in the arts. I am their guide to a successful career in the arts, and a pointer for orientation and art career development. I act as the catalyst between student and realistic artistic goals. The constructive teaching elements I offer my students; direction, training, course appreciation and goal orientation combined with the high standards and expectations I continue to have in my own professional life, definitely has a positive effect on my students. Most of my students feel this positive energy and learn to understand the standard of professionalism, and artful technique and are more motivated to set their own career goals and produce high quality academic work.