Words I often hear from students during reflection-moment are distractions, procrastination, anxieties, and imposter syndrome. Studying on itself probably would not be half as difficult if it was not for […]
I joined a meeting with people who did not know each other and we had a shared task to bring out a singular verdict. I observed and noted what was […]
This week I had an individual feedback moment in MSTeams with students. It was the final feedback moment before their deadline. Our tutor team has planned different feedback meetings trough […]
“How do I Know if my Students Are Learning (Online)?’ The question was asked by a colleague in the context of online learning due to the corona measurements. I think […]
Last year I encountered challenges in creating a safe environment for students. When people feel unsafe in a conversation there are two paths: silence or violence. Silence can be used […]
Call III is the third work in a series. Call was executed on July 23, 2016, and Call Again was executed on July 21, 2017.
In September 2018 I had the privileged to visit School of the Art Institude of Chicago (SAIC), and to explore how they have developed outreach-programs for the community of Chicago. I have tried to summarize some of the valuable things I’ve learned in this post. Many thanks for Paul Coffey and SAIC for their support.
This week I have started my first meeting of the Senior-Qualification-Examination (SKE) course at our institute. The ‘SKE’ is a Dutch certification in assessments for higher professional education. This post is a reflection on why this course is important to me.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by Joe Sacco at our institute. He was invited to talk about his career as political cartoonist for students of the department of Illustration.
“the goal of education is not to let students ‘fit’ in the future, but to offer them a structure by which they can shape that future”. KAOS pilots Last week […]
Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving an introduction for teachers of the Willem de Kooning Academy during the opening of the ‘Drive & Development Week’. The event was organized […]
At the moment I am busy preparing for a trip to the U.S.A to visit 2 art&design academies. We are looking forward to learn from them as well as share […]
Last month I had the pleasure of contributing to an interview for Dude, Dutch Designers Magazine #1 2018, which is out now. The article was about the transition from art […]
Illustration by 2nd year exchange student: Alice Cousely Last Friday I made a visit to Gorssel where our 2nd year WdKA illustration students were spending some days to draw and […]
“Sad Satan 2018” The sculpture above was a gift made by Han Hoogerbrugge. He gave it to me for my new job at the WdKA. The title is “Sad Satan’ […]
Rejoice! My Hands are Dirty! I am excited to announce that this Sunday the 11th of November I will present my own freshly printed zines during Zine-camp at Worm in […]
Yesterday I visited the symposium and departure lecture of profession dr. Saskia de Bodt. Over the last 9 years she has been the Dutch ‘special professor in Illustration’ at the […]
Published at: link How to explain your artistic vision during art education assessments Introduction With the implementation of ‘competency assessments’ at the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA), students are faced […]
this is a rough first text on the subject of failing on personal student projects. Any feedback is welcome. “How students can fail in personal projects at the WdKA” Before […]
Introduction. I’ve done a small follow-up illustration survey in class with 23 2nd year illustration students. The goal was to get some insight in student interests, ambition and their view […]