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"The fundamental inspiration for teaching comes from students in observing how they learn and what interests and drives them. Teaching drawing and with all foundation courses is about teaching students how to see how to think visually, and how to develop ideas. It is really a process of transformation. Observing, listening and questioning students gives me a sense of who they are, what is the best way to teach them. My goal for teaching is to understanding the audience, have a deep mastery of the content and design the most effective way to have students not only know but 'own' the information and abilities covered in a course. Teaching is, for me, a creative act as well as an amazing and transformative process."
Helping to build the Savannah College of Art and Design since 1988
Grant for residency, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock, New York, 1993; grant for residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia, 1985; grant for residency, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia, 1984; nominated by SCAD for Professor of Year Award, 1997 and 1998; Ohio Arts Council grant Artists in Education Program, Perry Local School, Cridersville, Ohio, two-week residency, January 1987
College Art Association; FATE-Foundations in Art: Theory & Education
Dean Garvin's previous teaching experience includes Penn State University, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia University, Arcadia University, Temple University and Trenton State College. Garvin's work has been exhibited in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia, as well as internationally in Beijing and London.
Draw 100 Drawing: Form in Space