Teaching Close Encounters

I’ve got a new piece up over at Neoteric talking about a project where I use Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind to teach art-making concepts. Check it out and if you teach, give it a shot. I’d love to know if others get good results with it.

Teaching Close Encounters

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Matt Klos at Mizzou

Thursday and Friday, October 28th and 29th, 2010, painter and educator Matt Klos visited the University of Missouri Art Department. His talk – as much a short lecture on the richness of painterly exploration over the last 75 years as it was an elucidation of his art – was a vibrant and refreshing event.

After the talk, Professor Klos led a large group of Mizzou undergraduate students in a critique of works from art majors Derek Frankhouser, Marcus Miers, Danielle Moser, and John Schneider.

The talk and critique were well attended and really modeled the intense, engaged dialogue we are trying to foster among our undergrads here.

Thanks, Matt, for coming!

For more on Matt Klos, see here.