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Arts Advocacy 2017

Every day that I work as a Teaching Artist is another day that I see the positive changes that art can bring to students, teachers, schools, and communities. Whether it’s with 5 year olds learning about spiders and the various environments that they can live in; or 7th graders learning how to use mandala art more »

Artist Residency Project: Beechwood Elementary School

Fourth graders are Beechwood Elementary rock! I was fortunate to work with these students in May 2015. Each student was assigned a State of the Union to research. We used the symbols of each state to create a motif that each student used many times over: in ipads drawings, tessellations, stamps and drawings! See what more »

Artist Residency Projects- Bobtown Elementary School

I’ve been a Teaching Artist for over 14 years…in schools, community organizations, after school programs, museums… In the late fall of 2015 I was a Teaching Artist at Bobtown Elementary School. I was able to intensely work with the students in the 11 days we worked together. Instead of bringing in one-off activities that can more »

My Story: Teacher’s Helpful Hints

For those of you who aspire to teach, or are visual artists without much teaching experience I recommend a few things in order for your class to run smoothly… 1) Edit down your ideas!  You need to have very specific things to accomplish in a class in order for your students and yourself to feel more »

My Story: Education & Training

I never thought I would become a teacher.  Actually, I resisted it in college (Carlow University when it was still just a College).  Most people in the art therapy crew pursued an arts education certificate as a back up plan.  We were all required to take an arts education class, or two for our art more »