Nancy Jones

General Education

Art Foundations Instructor
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division

General

"Use your vision to give voice to your style and your message." Nancy Jones , Art Foundations Instructor , The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division
Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

I’ve always been interested in working creatively.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?

Milestone 5 is the most intense time—it’s when I really see how each student is developing. It’s when I’m both the most supportive and the most critical. Because students are working creatively and independently at this stage, it’s when they can most benefit from my feedback.

How does collaboration contribute to students’ success?

Every project should not only enhance knowledge about the material, but also promote good skills in working as a team and within a community. Collaboration improves students’ presentation, interpersonal, and organizational, and communication skills.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

Develop your technical skills, and use them to create work that makes an impact.

What’s the most critical advice you would offer any student embarking on a creative career?

Use your vision to give voice to your style and your message.