Art is research. The artist captures an image of the present by exploring the nature and effect of imagery, by examining the relation between inner and outer perception.
Collective detective work is conducted in class and discussing work. Curiosity and a perceptive analytical approach are required.
Picture: dissecting pictures and imagery exposes the invisible, structures and elements are discovered and new associations identified. Work process: how accurately can the artist formulate his/her artistic attitude, interests, passions? What about the continuity and consistency of experimental work and constructs?
Personality: if you want to think, research and learn efficiently, you have to make your thinking, decision-making and work processes transparent and open to discussion. Creative production is about self-knowledge.
Self-knowledge can only be learned in a social context.