Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Creative Expressions of Teaching and Learning

A month-long exhibit in October 2016 of teaching and learning artifacts that through a creative lens may be seen as art

Much of what we do to enhance teaching and learning at Queen’s focuses on teaching practices, learning outcomes, course design, etc.  While these are incredibly important, we can sometimes miss the creative element of teaching and learning in higher education. This month-long exhibit, aimed to display and celebrate the creativity of teaching and learning that contributes greatly to student learning.

About the Exhibit

Creative Expressions exhibited the following artifacts in a number of spaces on campus throughout the month of October 2016 with several interactive components during Homecoming 2016 (October 14-16). 
 

Special Events During Homecoming Weekend 2016

The Queen's community was invited to drop by Grant Hall and add to the story of teaching and learning at Queen's and pick up a booklet of artifacts that would be displayed around campus.  We had maps, and a passport that you could get stamped at the various locations and from the returned passports, we drew 10 prizes, each consisting of a pair of tickets that could be redeemed at a future performance at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. 
 

This exhibit showcased three types of creative expressions:

1) Existing Expressions consisted of student work and a variety of teaching and learning artifacts from Queen's alumni, faculty and staff.
2) Sponsored Expressions was funded or partly funded by the Centre for Teaching and Learning to create new expressions of teaching and learning. 
3) Collaborative Expressions was a work of art facilitated by Toronto artist Aleks Bartosik during Homecoming 2016 Weekend that took shape as we responded to the question: What are the characteristics of your favorite teaching/learning experience at Queen's?

 


Iridescent Story Pieces

Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:00 – 6:00pm, Grant Hall and
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:30am – 12:00pm, Grant Hall

Iridescent Story Pieces is an installation and performance piece created by a 2001 BFA graduate, Aleks Bartosik.  Bartosik, a Toronto based artist, created this piece in 2015 to express her interpretation of colour theory drawn from her inspiration of the Northern Lights that she witnessed in Dawson City, Yukon for her art performance.  This piece is meant to be in constant change, flux, and is intended to include the audience’s participation as she collaborates with other artists from all disciplines to present her ideas.  Let the colours tell you a story is the message.
 
 

Iridescent Story Pieces - Aleks Bartosik - Creative Expressions of Teaching & Learning

 

Sponsored Expressions

Where they were located is indicated in their description.

 

British Tar v. Village of Port Erie
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Fine tipped marker, water colour, original photocopied exhibits

Ted Yao, Faculty of Law (Alumni)

Fine Art Show Cards
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Teaching Tools

Sylvat Aziz, Department of Fine Arts (Faculty)

The Ghost within the Book
Biosciences Complex
Sculpture

Otis Tamasauska, Fine Art (Faculty)

Giving Voice
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Prints

Kia Kortelainen, Kate Oliver, and Emma White

Pearls of Wisdom
School of Medicine
Painting

Lindsay Davidson, Surgery (faculty), Sallya Aleboyeh (Undergraduate Student), Stephanie Chan (Undergraduate Student), Christina Huang (Undergraduate Student), Sheila Pinchin (Staff), Vincent Wu (Undergraduate Student)

Resonant Learning
Duncan McArthur Hall
Triptich with student artwork and sound

Tiina Kukkonen, (Ph.D. Education, class of 2019)

We Built This City
Ontario Hall
Workshop: October 15, 1:00 - 3:00pm with Photo display for the rest of exhibit

Please follow the link to view the video from this event

Chrissy Poitras (Fine Arts 2008); Sara Udow (Politics and International Development, 2008); and Jennie Suddick


Existing Expressions

These artifacts were located all across campus.

 

Ambient Composition Listening Space
Sonic Artwork

https://sonicartsqueens.bandcamp.com/releases

Matt Rogalsky, Dan School of Music, (faculty)

Applied Music Practice Schedules
Creative practice schedules

Ireneus Zuk, School of Drama and Music (Assoc. Director)

The Art of Research
Photograph Series

Kelly Blair Matuk and Melinda Knox (staff), Research Services

The Artemesia Project: A Significant Residue of Knowledge
Overhead Quilt

Artist, Otis Tamasuaskas, Fine Arts, (faculty)

Collaborative Learning
Ball Sculpture

Faculty of Education

Creating Comics and Sequential Art in the Academe
Illustrated Book

Lorinda Peterson (PhD 2018, Cultural Studies)

The Curious Panda and the Bamboo Flute
Illustrated Book

Tiina Kukkonen (Ph.D. Education, class of 2019) and Ben Bolden

Defining Religion
Drawings viewed with coloured glasses

Kaitlyn Hollander, Fine Arts 2019

Desire2Learn
Painting

Faculty of Education

Epidermis Profundus
Anatomy drawings

Renee Archibald  (BSCH PSYC and BPHE(H), 2011) with special thanks to Marta Scythes and Stuart Anthony, Emily O’Connor and Natalie Wroblewski

The Feminist Shoe Project
Decorated Shoes

Kathy Baer, Undergraduate Assistant and Dr. Melissa Houghtaling, Undergraduate Chair, Department of Gender Studies

The Foundation of Human Anatomy
Textbook with illustrations drawn by students

Ron Easteal, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (faculty)

Library Search Thinking Process 
Picture and Poems

Amanda Ross-White, Queen's Library (librarian)

A Look at the Archives
Teaching and Learning Artifacts

Members of Creative Expressions Committee

A Metaphor for Journey
3D Painting

Artist, Otis Tamasuaskas, Fine Arts, (faculty)

Natural Levels
Painting

Shannon Brown, B.Ed. (Artist in Community Education ACE) 2014

Ned’s Incredible Journey Through Your Urinary Tract
Illustrated book

Nancy Martin, Faculty, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and Lisa Bristow, Janice Chan,  Jeffrey Lalonde, Phillip Segal, and Carolyn VanderByl

Nine-Story Quilt

Nine-Story Quilt
Quilt with 9 panels

Amber White, Faculty of Education

Not Just a Violin
Instruments and photos

Gisèle Dalbec Szczesniak, School of Drama and Music (faculty)

Penumbra
A Short Film

Please follow the link to view the this exhibit

Matthew Baker (BFA ’17) , Kia Kortelainen (BFA ’17), Erin Williamson (BFA '17) and Ray Chan (BFA)

Piano Dreams
Picture and Poems

Aynne Johnston, Faculty of Education (faculty)

Q in the Studio
Sketchbooks

Quintin Wight (Arts ’61)

The Rant Shirt
Shirt

Kathy Baer, Undergraduate Assistant and Dr. Melissa Houghtaling, Undergraduate Chair, Department of Gender Studies

Reflections of Cuba: An Anthology
Book

Anjli Patel (BCpmH ’06), Cristina Siviero, Noah Fralick, Tanya Neumeyer and Lisa Mickleborough. 

Strategy
Business Quilt

Renee Archibald, Fit to Lead, Smith School of Business (staff)

Student Photos and Stories from the QUIC Photo Contest Selected Winning Entries (2009 - 2016)
Photograph Series

Hanna Stanbury, Queen’s University International Centre (staff)

Student Projects from the Department of Classics
Masks, Models and more

Dr. Drew Griffith, Head, and Mary Smida (staff), Department of Classics

Teaching of Physics
Objects using in teaching physics

Bernard Ziomkiewicz, Department of Physics (Staff)

Theoretician’s Snowflake
Mobile

Michelle Smith, Cultural Studies 2017

Tundra-bound: Ecological Land Classification and Summer Experiences
Hand drawn maps

David Joiner (B.Sc. 1986, M.Sc. 1988, Ph.D. 1999)

Vintage Vogue Dress
Dress

Kathy Baer, Undergraduate Assistant and Dr. Melissa Houghtaling, Undergraduate Chair, Department of Gender Studies

Virtually Dancey
Framed Illustrations

Aynne Johnston, Faculty of Education (faculty)

 

Downloadable Documents

Creative Expressions of Teaching and Learning Program (PDF, 4.92MB)

Creative Expressions of Teaching and Learning Program - Accessible Word Format

Creative Expressions of Teaching and Learning Program Accessible Version (Word, 1.85MB)

Page 1 of map and passport that has spots to stamp when you go to a location

Creative Expressions of Teaching and Learning Map and Passport (PDF, 1.8MB)

 

Information from the Exhibit

Creative Expressions Committee Members:

Peter Wolf (Chair), Centre for Teaching and Learning

Sylvat Aziz, Art
Tricia Baldwin, Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
Wesley Forget, Residence Life
Aynne Johnston, Faculty of Education
Sandra Murray, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Emma Sobel, Human Resources
Margaret Walker, Music
Jan Winton, Art
 

Display Consultant: Terry O'Reilly, Art
Creative Assistant: Kia Kortelainen, Fine Arts '17

 

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Any inquires may be directed to Sandra Murray, Program Coordinator, sandra.murray@queensu.ca.