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Book Talk: Turning Points: Responsive Pedagogies in Studio Art Education, with Richard Jochum, Judith Burton, and Panelists

Join Richard Jochum, Judy Burton, Jason Watson, and contributors for a celebration and discussion of their recent publication, Turning Points: Responsive Pedagogies in Studio Art Education (Teachers College Press, 2023). This book “invites readers to join in a dialogue about creating more responsive studio art pedagogies for all, following a global pandemic that forced art educators to do what many believed to be impossible: teach studio art online. Amidst this sudden shift, long-simmering social and political challenges pushed to the forefront, such as racial injustice, access to educational resources, economic inequality, and environmental degradation. As these issues compounded, art educators and art students navigated a radical shift in priorities—rethinking the materials, spaces, and relationships that form the foundation of the discipline. This collection of essays brings together international voices from across the field to share the lived experience of responsive teaching during the pandemic, and how we might rebuild a better educational ecosystem. Chapters address how new technologies, more inclusive spaces, and a heightened focus on relationships will reshape the studio art programs of the future.” – publisher’s description

Richard Jochum is a visual artist and an Associate Professor of Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Jochum received his PhD from the University of Vienna (1997) and an MFA in sculpture and media art from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2001). His art practice is accompanied by publications and research in the field of cultural theory, new media, and contemporary art and he has been awarded several grants and prizes. One of his latest large scale art installations has been a 30,000 square feet collaborative video mapping project onto the Manhattan Bridge.

Judith M. Burton is Macy Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and recipient of the Lowenfeld Award for lifetime achievement in art education from NAEA.  Dr. Burton’s research interests include: artistic-aesthetic development in children and adolescents; learning, and transfer of learning in the arts; instructional methods in the arts; role of artists in the education of children; and cultural experiences in arts education. Judith Burton has a National Diploma in Design, from Hornsey College of Art, London; an Academic Diploma in Education, from the University of London; an M.Ed., from the  University of Manchester; and an Ed.D., from Harvard University.

Jason Watson is a mixed-media artist and visual arts educator. His studio practice combines interests in fractured figures, found objects, and fragments of text and pattern as visual materials that both reveal and conceal elusive layers of meaning. His work has been shown at galleries, universities, and non-profit spaces including the drawing installation “Q” at the Mint Museum, the group exhibition “Following Threads” at the Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, and the contemporary drawing survey “Line, Touch, Trace” at the North Carolina Museum of Art. His artist residencies over the past several years include the Newark Museum of Art, Cooper Union Emerging Artist Residency Program, the Lower East Side Printshop, the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany. He recently participated in the Lincoln Center Summer Education Forum and completed a residency with the Goodyear Artist Collaborative in November 2018.


This event is co-sponsored by Teachers College Press and the Program in Art and Art Education.

Where: 306 Russell

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Nov 16 2023


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Teachers College - Russell Hall
525 W 120th St #91, New York, NY 10027

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