Passion is needed in any creative career! Wilson Lui , Instructor , The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
What would you say is the defining moment in your life when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?
I would say the defining moment in my life would be when I was in my family's restaurant and saw the magical things that you could do with food and the smells of the aroma.
How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience to provide an industry veteran's sense of the realities of the profession?
I motivate my class and treat it like a real restaurant kitchen, make sure they met deadlines and food taste properly. I ensure they are in proper uniform to maintain professionalism.
Is there a class assignment that exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?
All assignments that I teach showcase the way I approach food and handle food. I teach my students the proper way it needs to be done.
What role does collaboration contribute to students' success, especially when students from other programs contribute to the same project?
Collaboration helps with the mind. You are able to understand what the other person's role is. It helps with the way you think and the way you approach things.
In your opinion, what is the single most important thing you impart to your students to help them succeed in your class and in the real world?
Passion. Passion is needed in any creative career! The passion and the fire that is in each student will help them strive to be best like no one ever was.
Is there anything else you'd like us to know about you, your experience, or your role as a faculty member at The Art Institutes?
The Art Institute of Charleston is a great place to learn and to teach. As I was once a student on this campus and loved every minute of school.