Great to get honest feedback.
It takes a lot of courage to say what you are thinking. When I deliver workshops, I always actively encourage students in this behaviour. It’s essential to take a position; recognise what’s important to you, and stand by that.
My thanks to Taiwan for inviting me.
I have for many years been working alongside David in the same Faculty Team at Konstfack, Ädellab in Stockholm Sweden. I can testify that his coaching technique often brings out the most daring sides of the students.
This was five years ago. Most recently I have started taking part in personal coaching sessions with David and I have to say that it’s even better to be on the receiving end of his weird and beautifully strange mind.
Adellab was indeed a very unique place with an extraordinary team.
I think it’s rare to find this situation within an institution, we all respected it and nurtured the environment.
We need to book another coaching session soon!!
Good honest feedback is so valuable and I think too many artists/students aren’t prepared or willing to receive it, they just want to be told that their work is good. It is often taken as failure rather than critical support to make better work.
Your crits at UCA were fantastic but there were many students too scared to book one!
Hi Katie, firstly thank you. And…….!! I know many students don’t book a tutorial with me and honestly that’s ok. What i would say is that there not getting the most from their education they have chosen to study. Hey ho. My rule is i would never ask a student what i would not ask of myself. That’s the bottom line. Honesty is essential in this situation, knowing we can absolutely agree to disagree.
Listening, absorbing and re-phrase for ourselves feedback about our work is fantastic. Ok, sometimes scaring, but to important to go further or just a way to look to our work with some other eyes and perspectives… enriching and challenging.
I would like very much to know information about your tutorials… is it possible? Thank you!