Outstanding Faculty Award Winner - Blaine Anderson
Do you have a particular style or philosophy about teaching?
Art, for me, is a metaphor. All the lessons I learned in how to create work plays out in life and teaches me lessons that help me understand the world and its dynamics. I believe that one thing that makes learning interesting is making connections to life and history. Discussing how this all fits into daily life, or how what we are doing can become a metaphor for life and goals, creates a dynamic that goes beyond merely practicing skills or retaining information. Philosophy gives it all meaning.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at FIDM?
I find that design teachers must focus on the basics. The passion, personality and excitement all come from you, the creative designer. Your ability to respond and create into the future is inherent and you already have a dynamic and interesting path. We give you an understanding of Perspective, Light and Shadow, Color Theory, Design Principles, Human Physiology and Relationships so you can take those into any medium you may pick up. Whatever comes after the analog world or after computers will still need those basics applied.
Blaine Anderson is an Outstanding Faculty Award Winner, an award given by the student body to outstanding faculty members.