Sometimes learning is better achieved through doing something than simply studying it. Perhaps that’s why Sinclair Community College art professors and students spend so much time outside the classroom, creating masterpieces to be displayed, judged and just enjoyed by the surrounding communities.
It’s an unspoken culture that has developed in the department, first modeled by the staff and then reflected by the students. Kelly Joslin, chair of the Art department and associate professor, said that it’s a high priority for her colleagues to be working artists, as well as instructors. “In art, when you are looking at studio disciplines, it is important that the faculty is exhibiting their work, because it helps them to serve as models to the students,” Joslin said. “As a community college, our focus is on teaching; but we also put an emphasis on the fact that we are exhibiting our work.”
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