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Teaching Artist


 

 

 

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Teaching Artist


 

 

 


I bring my perspective about art, learning, culture and design into the schools and communities through residencies. 
Working for over 10 years, both independently and with COMPAS, as a rostered artist in bookmaking and painting, my residencies have gone from “art for art’s sake” to dealing with issues like learning differences and gender inequality in STEM programming. I have developed an interdisciplinary residency model that engages students and schools to work together to create something bigger than themselves.
I find absolute joy working with students of all ages and backgrounds. I have worked with new Americans, adults with disabilities, elders, and children. I customize my programs to fit within schools, youth programs, retirement communities, and kitchen tables. 
I love teaching.
 

Sample Lesson Plans

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residencytypes


  Large Scale Group Projects   Best suited in a summer or after school program, working in shifts on one large project offers learners a new way of looking at art. 

Large Scale Group Projects

Best suited in a summer or after school program, working in shifts on one large project offers learners a new way of looking at art. 

  Math, Literacy and Bookbinding   Making the book from scratch requires precision, measuring, and patience. Then with the book is done, it can be used for writing, drawing, or visual journaling.

Math, Literacy and Bookbinding

Making the book from scratch requires precision, measuring, and patience. Then with the book is done, it can be used for writing, drawing, or visual journaling.

  Selfies And Self   A fun way to take a youthful trend and create great art! Learners play with color, proportion and design.

Selfies And Self

A fun way to take a youthful trend and create great art! Learners play with color, proportion and design.

 
  Abstraction and Observation   Abstraction is a fun way to explore materials and their potential without worrying about the outcome looking like something in real life. The effects of paint conjure up feelings of excitement and joy, while students are often challenged with mistakes and discovery.

Abstraction and Observation

Abstraction is a fun way to explore materials and their potential without worrying about the outcome looking like something in real life. The effects of paint conjure up feelings of excitement and joy, while students are often challenged with mistakes and discovery.

  Visual Journaling & STEM   Slowing down just enough to draw an image will help learners with content retention and long term comprehension. Visual Journaling is a great method of learning for the sciences because it is grounded in the action of observation.

Visual Journaling & STEM

Slowing down just enough to draw an image will help learners with content retention and long term comprehension. Visual Journaling is a great method of learning for the sciences because it is grounded in the action of observation.

  Abstraction and Expanded Vocabulary   Working through the challenges of abstraction, learners reach into their vocabulary to explain their feelings, ideas, and wishes regarding abstract work by famous artists and themselves.

Abstraction and Expanded Vocabulary

Working through the challenges of abstraction, learners reach into their vocabulary to explain their feelings, ideas, and wishes regarding abstract work by famous artists and themselves.

  Interdisciplinary Projects   A teaching artist, like myself, can help facilitate a complex multi-disciplinary project. Bringing Art and STEM together is the exciting part of this type of residency.

Interdisciplinary Projects

A teaching artist, like myself, can help facilitate a complex multi-disciplinary project. Bringing Art and STEM together is the exciting part of this type of residency.

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GRANT WRITING

I often times offer grant writing services. If you are looking for funding to bring me into your classroom or community, let's start a conversation!