Workshop Review: DIY (Do It Yourself) Propaganda

Tue, Nov 17, 2009

On October 16 and 17, K-12 teachers gathered at the Wexner Center to investigate the arts of social commentary, persuasion, and propaganda. Working with teaching artists Dan Gerdeman and Corey Aumiller, they explored the works of a range of artists and had the opportunity to create and display their own pieces. Hear from one of the participants after the jump and check out additional workshop images.

The concept of propaganda, which I have always associated with government or business executives, became an empowering tool for me to express myself. The method of using stencils and spray paint to create a personal propaganda message has inspired and revolutionized my personal art-making and the instruction that I give my students. Dan and Corey presented a difficult subject matter with professionalism and passion that was inspiring for all in attendance. They really made art come alive! I feel that many of the conversations I had at the workshop with other educators has also influenced my instructional practices and forged new professional alliances. Thank you for offering such a great workshop for COI day and allowing me expand and develop as a professional artist and art educator.

Amanda Schaeffer
Hilliard Davidson HS

View more images from the workshop here.