How to Be an Artist, According to Josef Albers
By Sarah Gottesman Sep 19, 2017 5:00 pm on Artsy.net
"Albers always relied on his training as an elementary school teacher to guide his lesson plans. He rarely gave lectures—instead, he encouraged his students to learn through hands-on experimentation. This progressive teaching method proved effective. Many of his students—Eva Hesse, Ruth Asawa, Ray Johnson, Cy Twombly, Richard Anuszkiewicz, John Chamberlain, Richard Serra, and Robert Rauschenberg among them—would later become some of the most influential artists of the 21st century.
What follows is a selection of Albers’s greatest lessons, many of which continue to be used in classrooms today." -Sarah Gottesman