Matt Roche

An installation and performance artist, Matt Roche is the co-founder and co-director of Whoop Dee Doo, a traveling variety show produced in collaboration with artists and children. Roche oversees the design and creation of Whoop Dee Doo’s colorful and energetic DIY aesthetic, from sets to props to costumes, and he performs in their live shows. Roche also directs Whoop Dee Doo performances and guides the group’s extensive collaborations with local artists and children, creating a chaotic and fun mix of arts, entertainment, and education.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Extending Beyond Craftsmanship, into Inquiry and Exploration

Dana Joy Helwick explains how, and why, she uses contemporary artists as role models in her classroom.