Snapshot of Teaching Portfolio
Anne Mondro has been a professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design since 2005.
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In Studio 3D, I lead students through a series of projects aimed to develop their visual language and making skills. I encourage students to develop their unique design aesthetic, refine their craftsmanship, take risks in their work, and build confidence through making.
Image: Ghaida Alduays, detail from planar construction project, 2022.
MEMORY, AGING & EXPRESSIVE ARTS
In Memory, Aging, and Expressive Arts, students build relationships with people living with memory loss through shared art making. I lead students through a holistic perspective of aging, while educating them on dementia care and approaches to successfully facilitate projects for and with people living with memory.
JEWELRY & METALS
I have designed and taught a variety of jewelry and metal courses at U-M including Intro to Jewelry/Metals, Color on Metal, Multiples & Mechanisms. In these courses, I encourage students to invest time and energy in learning techniques and processes to enable them to use metal as a medium for personal expression.
Image: Brianna Broderick, bracelet, 2015.
In Social Spaces, I introduce students to the skills and approaches essential to engagement work including how to interview, collaborate, and successfully enter and exit partnerships. Partnering with U-M Ginsberg Center and local non-profits, students define opportunities for their creative practice to positively impact society while broadening their perspectives of the people and world around them.
In Integrative Project, I mentor students over the course of the academic year in the development of individual self-directed projects that culminate in the Senior Exhibition. I encourage students to dive deep into their research and making to create a body of work that demonstrates knowledge of particular issues, methods, and materials they are passionate about.
Image: Alexandra Collins, detail of Solo Act, Oil on Canvas, 2023.
MFA GRADUATE ADVISING
As an MFA Advisor, I have mentored students exploring a range of topics in their creative practice including grief and loss, trauma and healing, interspecies relationships, identity and self-care. In the role of MFA Thesis Chair, I have worked closely with students in the creation of their thesis work and dissertation.
Image: Ruth Burke, Forever Heifer, 2017, film still from screendance.