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Instructor: Snowden Hodges

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ART113, Spring 2011
ART214, Spring 2011
ART214, Spring 2010
ART113, Fall 2009
ART113, Fall 2007

Snowden Hodges: ART113, Spring 2011

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: ART 113 - Intro to Drawing Crn (Section): 61415 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
6. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
7. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
8. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor emphasizes important points.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
15. The instructor clearly explains what is expected of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
19. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
20. The pace of instruction seems reasonable
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
21. The instructor is actively helpful during lab activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
22. The instructor clearly explains procedures.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
23. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
24. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Needs better time management and sylabus on actual quantity of supples (constantly asking us to buy more items that are extra on sylabus, especially when most of us are on a budget) and more descriptive detailing on how grading is averaged. His home projects need to graded on how well they followed the instuction sheet that explained what requirements are needed to be met. Grading on art, there is no wrong way, its creative expression of an individual, but if you include directions, then grade on meeting criteria!
everything, i loved hodge's approach to drawing and how he made us all feel successful
to me it kind of transcends words, but if i have to. his experience in the harshness and wake of the artistic world, has taught him the balance between being comforting, and critical. in turn he has an excellent teaching style.
He is one of the most encouraging teachers I have come across in the university system. He is extremely patient, understanding, gentile. I enjoyed his class immensly and am going to continue on with the following courses he teaches because of this.
25. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Wastes valuable time explaining and then re-explaing multiple times, because he gets side tracked with a conversation with other students or others that stop in about outside business. The students don't know what's going on, if were still on the topic or relax conversational time. Then he spontaniously jumping right back in and tells everyone to stop their outside chatter, especially if the students are talking about there art or others art. The students helps out greatly and make it more comfortable about expressing their art.
he's one of the greatest teachers i've had in my college experience thus far, he knows how to make people reach their potential
he is genuine.
Favorite art teacher I have ever had.
26. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
No. He's a great artist and knows his techniques, earlier I would've, but his grading statagie is flawed and onesided.
absolutely. he is a true teacher.
without a doubt.
Yes, and already have since the first day. He pulls out creativity that most people didn't even know was there. He doesn't show people how to do things he teaches students how to see to create.
27. Other comments:
The Art 113 class time is too long. Especially how the time is being used. 2 1/2 hours should be enough time to explain and work. Explainations take up 70% and actual art 30%, no one has time to finish and get a chance to get help unless they stick around on their own time. ? - According to "Assessment Task and grading" on Hodges sylabus, I quote - Grades will be based on quality and intensity of involvement: 80% Home Study, 20% Final Project. - If there are 4 Home Study projects and 1 Final Project and all equals 100% - then would you assume that 4 Home Studies = 20% each with 20% Final Project to equal 100% - Well admit I did 3 of the Home Studies and the Final Project, shouldn't that equal 80%, well I want to know why I'm getting a 70%, especially since I meet all criteria on previous turned in projects. He couldn't give me an answer and said that I was making it hard for myself. - explain, how is inquiring about my grade making it hard for myself. I believe he making them up as he likes.
i highly recommend this course for anyone interested at all in the arts or in enjoying themselves
despite he grandeur of my words, he really is a good teacher.
He has very good communication skills and makes people feel welcome.

Snowden Hodges: ART214, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: ART 214 - Intro to Life Drawing Crn (Section): 61015 (0)    
1. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
3. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
4. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
5. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor emphasizes important points.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
14. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
19. The instructor clearly explains what is expected of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
20. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
21. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
22. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
23. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
24. The pace of instruction seems reasonable
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
25. The instructor is actively helpful during lab activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
26. The instructor clearly explains procedures.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
27. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
28. How did the instructor show concern for students?
On many occasions, he takes the time to walk around the room and talk to people who have fallen behind on work, or have been late/absent to classes. He can be lenient but in some cases quite the opposite, regardless he is an excellent teacher.
Always looking out to see if any students might be having difficulty with the assignment. Consistently offers impartial advice.
By taking time to help everyone when needed.
By walking around and asking everyone how they're doing.
He was absolutely wonderful
He is a nice teacher and is very knowledgable about drawing and the figure.
His style is personal and gives independent feedback, individual guidance at every oportunity. His patience in repeating instruction and refining detail is eztraordinary. He lsitens and responds to each person,s concerns, problems, and advancement, tailoring his teaching to the level of u derstamding and experience of each student, yet providing a challemge appropriate to each one so they can improve.
29. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I absolutely love the way he teaches, what I dislike is that there is no real flexibility on due dates, granted in the real world due dates equal getting paid or getting fired, when the issue is something that has nothing to do with the class there should be some level of lee-way in which a student can bring the work in ASAP, and receive equal if not a slightly reduced grade. As for the attendance policy, the only thing a student misses by being late or absent from class is a little bit of knowledge, if the work gets turned in then there shouldn't be a huge problem when someone is late or absent a few times, especially when their route to school is extraordinarily difficult (bus time frames do not help)
I would like to see Snowden draw! His work is inspirational and it'd be greatly appreciated see him create the work that he does.
I loved the passion with which he explained the assignments. It motivated my interest.
This semester was a lot more helpful and I felt like I learned a lot more and became a better drawer. He gives really good encouragement.
He really has a beautiful way for communicating and helping you to feel inspired despite what level you might be in art
He is very nice and helps each student individually. He explains the techniques and skills for drawing the figure
His gentility, depth of experience, and kind uderstanding of art being a practice of creative expression is key to it. He teaches technique and anatomy in this class, so somehow making latin named bones translate into beatifully drawn images when trying to draw of the unique interpretation of each students visio is remarkable to watch, to experience, inspring to students, and motivational.
30. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I like the fact that the class follows the rules past down from the previous masters, and that the subject matter within class is always interesting, trying something different nearly every time. However in the case of homework I don't find it fair for certain books to be needed for that class when those books are sold out before a student has any money to purchase it. In my case my financial aid did not kick in until a full month into the semester, ensuring I would not be able to buy any of them. I then spent the majority of the semester trying to find said books in order to complete homework. A possible solution would be for a lab in which the teacher brings in a few copies(or even one) of the book in question and has a lab around the homework assignment. This would improve on multiple sections of the class such as + student following and understanding the rules of the assignment properly + students generating a better understanding of techniques and the subject matter + ensures that all students have a chance to complete the homework assignments on-time and properly. All of this however relies on the willingness of the professor to create time for these types of labs.
It would be interesting to learn who Snowden is as a person and the reasons why he creates the art that he does.
He is a great guy and master artist who really knows his stuff.
Thanks for all the encouragement!
I really enjoyed spending time with his human being
He is very nice and supportive and a super good artist!!! drawing and painting!!!
He is a one of a kind treasure. He inspires students to start wherever they are, and become better at seeing, interpreting, and expressing thmeselves. He never allows for the idea that it is impossible. Many a time and many a student goes on his belief that we can do it, long before we can actually see we can do it. His faith in his students, and his sheer ability to teach so many different types of people, is umique. A gift.
31. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Above all else, quite simply he is the best art teacher at WCC, there are no other professors, that I have learned more from. He is par excellence as a professor and is an unbelievable resource to have as a growing artist.
Yes I would recommend him, especially if they're interested in realism. He teaches a great method to work and it's been helpful towards my own work, realism or not.
Absolutly. See above.
Yes, because it's a fun class to be in.
Yes, I would even recommend taking all his classes over and over
Yes he is nice and cool
I do, i will. He is the vanguard of stamdards at WCC in Art.
32. Other comments:
I didnt do well this time around, but next time Ill be sure to ace it.
Thanks for everything Snowden!
twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe
We are all blessed to have the time with this beautiful mentor
As long as he teaches i will take his classes.

Snowden Hodges: ART214, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: ART 214 - Intro to Life Drawing Crn (Section): 63027 (0)    
1. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
2. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
3. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
4. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
5. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
7. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
8. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
9. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
10. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
11. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
12. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
13. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
14. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
17. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
19. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
20. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
21. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
22. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
23. The instructor clearly explains what is expected of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
24. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
25. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
26. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
27. The instructor is actively helpful during lab activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
28. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
29. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked Snowden's knowledge and various techniques to subject matter. It was a lot of work but well worth it and appreciated. I thought I improved a lot during the course.
Liked Everything.
Snowden has been an indispensable mentor and has more passion about the subject of life drawing than anyone I Have met to date. I highly recommend him both as a teacher, and as a life drawing mentor.
He's the best Art teacher I've ever met.
I never felt like I wasn't getting it. I know my work is far from best in the class, but I never felt out of place or left behind.
Snowden Hodges is a really really really good art teacher and artist. I highly respect him and his teachings. I liked learning to draw figures and real models. It was both an interesting and learning experience which i hope to take with me later in life.
I love Snowdens class you learn a lot and he genuinely wants to help and is always there to help or answer questions if you have any.
He explains the activities or assignments and gives examples of them. He makes sure you know what is expected and have a good idea of what to do. He encourages creativity and originality in bringing out each students skills and talents rather than training them to be a certain way. Then when we critique he explains what works and what could be improved so that the student understands exactly what he means, and he makes sure we understand and leaves no one confused.
30. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He really cared about all his students, and tried to push them to do their best.
Very concientious, passionate and knowledgable about subject matter.
His interest in students goes well beyond what is expected by the students and I'm sure, the administration.
Give him some kind of raise or promotion or a grant or something!
He is an excellent teacher and WCC should keep him for as long as they can.
He's cool!
He is an amazing instructor and artist and I admire him very much for his talent and personality. I've learned so much by taking his courses and he has inspired, encouraged, and helped me with my skills and understanding in drawing as well as understanding my self and my values in art and what I would like to do with it.
31. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I will certainly recommend Snowden to other students as well as try to take more classes from him.
I would recommend taking Snowden Hodges' class. It is opportunity to learn the basics from a classical trained artist. For people with no background or interest in drawing, the training and time spend will produce surprising results. Even if you do not intend to continue to draw, the course will enhance your ability to "see" the people and world around you.
Yes of course . i have and will continue to do so.
totally.
Yes, anyone interested in furthering their art skills, he is the one to see.
Yes. I never thought I'd be able to draw beyond basic shapes and stick figures. Now I know it just takes dedication and practice.
Yes, most definitely!!! He helps everyone individually when they need help, and he demonstrates what needs to be done.
yes hes a great teacher
I would recommend him to any student, beginner or experienced because he builds you up from the very basics and excels you at a rate that makes you surprise yourself, and is able to motivate you even if you're not happy with where you're at.
32. Other comments:
Snowden Hodges is amazing.

Snowden Hodges: ART113, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: ART 113 - Intro to Drawing Crn (Section): 62004 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
10. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
12. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
14. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
15. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
16. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
17. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
18. The instructor clearly explains what is expected of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
19. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
20. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
21. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
22. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
23. The pace of instruction seems reasonable
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
24. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
25. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes, He knows his subject and encourages his students to enjoy and be proficient in it.
I absolutely would! He is amazing! Very talented and clearly explains his ideas. If you love art, you will love him!
I definitely would. He is an excellent teacher and provides lots of guidance and help with students' artwork, going around the room to check on everyone. He points out what is wrong and shows and explains how to do it properly and better. He shows techniques and gives tips. He has a lot of experience as an artist himself and has a great way of sharing and teaching methods of drawing in this course. He really wants students to do well. The course has been very effective and helpful for me. I learned a lot and my drawings have noticeably improved.
Yes. He is a great teacher, a great artist, and a great human being.
Yes. Snowden Hodges is clearly enthusiastic about what he does and it shows in the way he teaches his class. However I was rather uncomfortable with his TA's tendency to take the pencil from a student and draw on their paper -- without asking first -- to demonstrate things that needed to be fixed or improved.
Yes definitely. The instructor is very good at explaining how to draw and really see what you're drawing. that really helped me a lot. the instructor also individually goes to each student and see what needs to be fixed or worked out in a certain drawing or drawing project
The course and instructor provide a strong foundation for drawing. Because of his skills in drawing, he is able to actually show (by doing) techniques to improve the student's skills. The teacher shows the student how to see and translate it to the paper using various media. Although the grading system was explained in the beginning of the clas, I was not concerned about a grade, since I am not in a degree program and took the course for personal development. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in pursuing art as a major or who has an interest in art. The course was also enhanced due to a graduate assistant who provided another set of eyes and could also provide individual attention to the students.
yes cause he's one of the best art instructors that i've had so far. Hes very helpful and doesn't make you feel like maybe you cant draw. he knows everyone can and just helps them to get towards their goal.

Snowden Hodges: ART113, Fall 2007     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: ART 113 - Intro to Drawing Crn (Section): 61005 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
9. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
13. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
15. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
16. The pace of instruction seems reasonable
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
17. The instructor is actively helpful during lab activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
18. The instructor clearly explains procedures.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. The instructor's practical demonstrations make it easier for students to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
21. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
22. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
23. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always wanted to make sure that we knew how and what we were doing.
He offers his personal cellphone number for us to call if we have questions on home projects and genuinely helps us during class time. He gave us a chances to explain why we didn't come to class or why a project was late.
Made sure that he understood why students came in late and had conferences with students to make sure they were doing okay. He is a very good listener and easy to talk with.
24. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked the way he gave examples of how to do things, and I really learned way more than I ever expected to.
I loved how he simplified complex pieces and made it easier for me to draw. Literally by showing us how to simplify and cut down a intimidating piece.
I liked how he had soothing music going for the duration of class. He tried to make sure that every one of us understood what we had to do before we started.
25. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is really friendly and helpful!
I liked how he went around the class while everyone was drawing and helped us all personally and gave us his opinion on whatever we were working on.
He is very good at what he does. I learned a lot just from this one semester.
26. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, because you will learn SO much, more than you ever imagined, and you will feel so confident and good about your art.
Yes, he is an incredible art teacher who knows what he is teaching and knows how to teach it to the worst of drawers. I learned the most in this class than any other class i've taken this semester.
Yes, I would definitely recommend this instructor to other students because I think he is one of the best at the Windward Campus for art.