After graduate school, I worked at an art non-profit called Big Thought. While I was there, my podcast guest today Eric Booth was a consultant who went high up in the company straight out of college. He did a lot of staff development training and programs for the non-profit. This episode represents a full circle moment for me as I thrill at reconnecting with him! In it, he and I talk about his path as a teaching artist and the connection between art and spirituality, a topic we both care about tremendously.
This episode was part of the Art Class Curator before we rebranded to Art and Self.
3:16 – Eric talks about his transition from Broadway actor to teaching artist
6:36 – How the teaching artist field has changed and the effects of the pandemic on the industry
12:18 – Two ways to bring a teaching artist into your classroom
15:38 – Eric describes what a good teaching artist partnership looks like
21:03 – The single best sentence Eric ever wrote, the idea behind it, and the companion book it eventually created
24:51 – How I recently made my own art and spirituality connection
27:52 – Paying a higher quality of attention to all different kinds of things in your life
32:20 – Eric explains what he means when he talks about the “verbs of art”
37:40 – The different between big art and religion and little art and religion
41:10 – The three concepts the Everyday Work of Art book boils down to
45:01 – Ideas on how to help students develop responsiveness to works of art
49:58 – What you can do right now to become more connected with art and spirituality
55:51 – How Hamlet changed Eric’s life
This episode was published before we moved the full show notes over to artandself.com. Transcript and full show notes are available at https://artclasscurator.com/85-connection-between-art-and-spirituality/