Schoolhaus / A4
Schoolhaus is a interdisciplinary experiment in non-institutional art and design education. Through reduced-cost (sometimes free) intensives, small-scale social classrooms, real-world project-based goals, self-directed outcomes, one-on-one mentorship — and a multitude of other hyphenated attributes — we are working to produce an art education experience that is as creative, responsive, and human, as the act of art-making itself.
Schoolhaus Co-Director Zak Sally poses for some in-class contour studies.
The experience of Schoolhaus is extremely more organic than the standard classroom, and much more diverse than a mentorship. It feels a bit like an art and design social club, or maybe some temporary educational commune. The energy lies not with just the curriculum, but with the entire group’s shared response to the curriculum, and to each other. Does this sound like some kind of pedagogical mumbo-jumbo? That seems to come with the territory when a new idea is literally “unprecedented”.
Creativity billionaire Austin Kleon visits to speak with students.
Sorting through Schoolhaus / A4 applications.
A key component of Schoolhaus, co-directed courses where lectures become discussions.
Screen printing instruction during Schoolhaus / A4.
Schoolhaus / Original Recipe collage and 4-color screenprint by Matt Pariseau.
Schoolhaus / A4 final print folio.
Schoolhaus / A4 final print folio interior.
Schoolhaus / A4 final print folio contents.