Judy Chicago’s teaching methodology, similar to the way she approaches artmaking, begins with self-presentation, which leads to content-searches as arts-based research to situate individual experience within a larger context. Her methodology guides how to transform personal experience into a tangible content-based visual expression that is accessible to and engaging for a larger community.
When you look at the artworks produced within Judy Chicago’s 11 different teaching projects, they stimulate discussion. The images are incredibly powerful. The teaching materials from the Feminist Art Program, founded in 1970 by Judy Chicago in Fresno, California, along with Chicago’s other teaching projects between 1970 and 2005 are historically significant in the development of feminist art pedagogy as processes that can contribute to socially responsible participatory democracy.
See http://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/ for information about the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection and to see digitized materials from the Collection.