James Tucker, owner and operator of The Aesthetic Union, a letterpress print shop in San Francisco, visited Advanced Visual Arts elective “Taking A Stand: Messaging the Masses,” as a part of the class’ ongoing exploration of art as a vehicle for social progress.
Having professional artists in the classroom invigorates students and teachers alike.
Our Visiting Artists program connects students directly with Bay Area visual artists, guest choreographers, theater specialists, and master musicians. They work alongside students sharing their craft, expertise, and advice. Visual Arts teachers Eric Oldmixon and Allyson Seal presented at the National Art Educators Association (NAEA) annual conference about the value of our Artist in Residence program.
Texas-based printmaker Ben Muñoz joined Advanced Visual Arts for three class periods to share his work and inspire students to explore the themes that he addresses in his own work.
On September 11, Jermey J. Edmonson visited the Dance Performance and Dance II-IV classes. Following a discussion on Hip-Hop and social media, Edmonson shared his choreographic process and a dance dedicated to the LGBTQI community.
On Thursday, September 10, Ruth Olga Sherman visited Dance Performance to teach a virtual modern class.
On Friday, September 11, guest artist Abhisek Roy shared the history of Bhangra dance and music from Punjab, India with the Athletic Dance for Men II class.
On Wednesday, May 27, composer and musician Eugene Birman '05 visited Rachel Kim’s Performance Classical class
In May, visiting artists and actors Kirsten Giroux and David Kudler joined the Advanced Acting class to teach a unit on Shakespeare. Over the course of six sessions they worked on scenes from Twelfth Night.
Branson alumna and former faculty member Stacey Printz returned to Branson to create an evocative work entitled “Surfacing” for the Dance Performance Ensemble.
Branson alumnus Luke Mobley '16 headlined the visit of Just Add Water (JAW), an improvisational comedy troupe from Yale University, when they visited Branson on Monday, January 6...
Pianist Ian Scarfe presented the third in a series of chamber music master classes in Rachel Kim’s Performance: Classical seminar on Wednesday, November 20. Scarfe is the Founder and Director of Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.