Andrew Oesch

Andrew sees learning as a space for expansive collaborative making. Past projects with students have ranged from exploring oral histories of families and communities to transforming the classroom environment through costumes and temporary installations. He is interested in moments when many meanings pile up, particularly through social and art/design mediums. The processes and work surrounding these moments are messy, ephemeral, ambiguous, and a great deal of fun. Currently he is working at The Learning Community in Central Falls as a 7th grade Art teacher in addition to being an Artist Educator at the RISD Museum. From 2006-08 Andrew was an Arts Mentoring Fellow at New Urban Arts, and the year prior was an Artist Mentor. He returns to New Urban Arts after a year working on boats and an installation in southern Utah. 

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Years: 2006-07 2010-11