My teaching pedagogy focuses on process based exploration, not product based. Students in my class learn to problem solve, take risks, embrace mistakes, experiment with materials/techniques, work through decisions, and take pride in their individual creativity. A high emphasis is placed on individuality and choice based decisions.
Here’s what Ms. Hoke shared.
I love using latex and acrylic paints. The color choices are endless and the application is smooth. I consider myself an abstract expressionist, letting my emotions guide my aesthetic decisions.
Why does art matter?
Art is all about the process! It’s such a rewarding avenue to explore; all while experimenting, problem solving, discovering and taking chances. You can really learn a lot about yourself through your creativity (Yes! Everyone has some creativity within them!) and willingness to try new things.
Who is your favorite artist?
One of my favorite artists is Moe Brooker, a fellow abstract artist. My favorite historical artist is Vincent van Gogh. I was never a huge fan until I saw his work in person and I was blown away by the textures and colors. Truly magnificent!
Where is your favorite local spot to look at art?