Wicked Arts Assignments
Practicing Creativity in Contemporary Arts Education
Fun, poetical and inspiring challenges for teaching the arts—for students of all ages and teachers of all disciplines
The almost 100 arts assignments compiled in this instructive new volume are designed to foster cross-disciplinary creativity in the visual arts, performance, theater, music and design. Everyone who teaches the arts knows the value of the assignment that is seemingly simple but which nonetheless challenges participants, students and pupils to the maximum.
In Wicked Arts Assignments the tasks are organized around the following themes: Go Public, Narrate, Remix, Explore Nature, Engage, Soul Search, Make Some Noise, Localize, Build & Move, Keep in Time and Hack.
The assignments can be carried out in various contexts, from primary schools to higher education, from home to online. They are intended to spark the imagination of both teachers and students, contributing to new, topical educational and artistic practices. The book is complemented by a theoretical framework and interviews with experts in contemporary arts and education.
Contributors include Pavèl van Houten, Jorge Lucero, Nina Paim, Erik Schrooten, Stephanie Springgay, and many others.
Edited by Emiel Heijnen and Melissa Bremmer, with co-editing by Sanne Kersten
Designed by Laura Pappa
Published by Valiz, 2021
Softcover, 304 pages, 140 color + 30 b&w, 6 × 8.75 inches