MAWA - Mentoring Artists for Women's Art: Theory and Beer: Pedagogical Strategies in Art with Lisa Wood, September 21

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Duke of Kent Legion, 227 McDermot Avenue

Free, everyone is welcome to come and join the discussion.

Olivia Gude rallies art educators to rethink visual art curriculum. She identifies the historic system of teaching based on "bland and formal" principals that are presented as universal and foundational. Gude asks: "What do our students need to know to understand the art of many cultures, from the past and the 21st century? Today, what knowledge do students need to stimulate and increase their creative powers?" Gude's paper "Post Modern Principals", now 13 years old, serves as a starting point for this conversation about art education: what skills, concrete and conceptual, do students need in order to develop into contributing artists in our society?

Reading: Olivia Gude, "Post Modern Principles"

Lisa Wood is a visual artist and Assistant Professor at Brandon University's Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art. She holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the University of Manitoba. Wood has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships and exhibits her painting and prints nationally and internationally. Before moving to Brandon to teach in 2016, she was an active contributor to the Winnipeg arts scene.

About Theory & Beer

It's fun! It's theoretical! And you don't have to drink beer! MAWA presents informal critical discussion led by guest facilitators. Theory and Beer convenes on Thursday evenings, once a month. Each meeting has a text-based focus, with weblinks to readings provided in advance (go to to click on the links). Do the readings beforehand or come to the Legion at 6:15pm and pick up a copy of the text(s). The more familiar you are with the readings, the more the conversation will "cook"! The Legion is wheelchair accessible. People of all genders welcome.