In this segment from the KET production Arturo Sandoval: The Fabric of Life, artist and University of Kentucky art professor Arturo Sandoval discusses his approach to teaching and advising art students.
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval is a fiber artist who is internationally known for his experimental techniques and expressive interpretations. Born in New Mexico and raised in California, he came to Kentucky in 1974 when he joined the University of Kentucky’s Art Department faculty. His work can be seen in the New York City Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design collection, as well as in galleries and private collections throughout the United States and the world. His numerous awards include National Endowment for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council fellowships as well as a Governor’s Award in the Arts.
What does Sandoval think is the role of the teacher in the art classroom? What does he try to teach his students, and what does he say he avoids doing? What skills and knowledge would be required to do this?
Sandoval says, “I think we make art for ourselves.” Do you agree or disagree?