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Teaching Game Art: What Really Matters

IndieCade, Educator Summit, 2019.

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Session Description

What do beginner artists really need to thrive? This session focuses on the three key factors that help artists thrive: autonomy, confidence, and community, and how to create a classroom context that embodies those values.

Art educators often take for granted that students will learn the necessary soft skills to thrive in a rapidly-evolving 21st century media landscape by becoming proficient in their chosen craft. I argue that we must first create a context in which they can learn tools and techniques, and it's from this context that proficiency is best acquired.

San Jose, California. 2019.