When I was in grad school, working on my MFA, I was a TA and taught 3d Design. I had a few hard and fast rules about the work in my class. I can’t recall them all, but 2 I do remember were:
- No words/text. There are a number of artists I love who use words in their work, but being in art school means needing to understand how to use a visual vernacular to express your vision, and words, especially for students, were a crutch I was not interested in letting them use.
- No puppies or kittens. I love them both, but this is art, and although I do appreciate the “taboo” factor, they can draw kittens in their free time.
Good thing I didn’t have Sharon Montrose in my class. Brilliant, funny, and not kitchy.