“The ouroboros of education strikes again, learning to then teach the new teachers how to learn to teach,” they said.
“How has my UW-Stout education and experience changed me? I grew up. That’s the best way to say it – I grew up. I learned to take some agency and responsibility for my choices, and I made a real name for myself here,” Hampton said.
“Hampton brings a unique perspective to their art in and out of the classroom and studio,” said Resident Life Coordinator Sarah Eastman-Frazier, who worked with Hampton when they served as a resident adviser this past year.
How has UW-Stout prepared you to work in your field?
I have actual experience in making. I have an actual practice now. I can sit down and do a painting that would have taken me weeks in high school in an hour. I’m most proud of my ability to make.
I’ve learned to be a professional artist with a professional practice. I’ve got some shows on my resume and can finally go and get into the Walker (wishful thinking).
I received a student research grant for my solo BFA thesis exhibition – two big honors. I wouldn’t have had anywhere near as successful of a senior thesis exhibition without that grant.
The constant discussion in the Applied Arts Building between me and other students has made me both a powerful network and a consistent practice.