Teaching

My experience in education started with a bachelor's degree in art education. From there I co-taught Saturday art classes to junior high students at Studio School, a program hosted by Humboldt State University. In this same time period, I instructed workshops for elementary-aged students at Fuente Nueva Charter School in Arcata CA. After college, I became a teacher assistant to drawing and painting classes at Portland State University during my graduate degree and then substitute for a handful of painting classes in their post-graduation. I focus my educational experience around the Visual Arts Core Curriculum national standards as well as the Studio Habits of Mind. Lessons are designed to touch on different learning styles including audiovisual with stimulating videos to inspire students, in-person demo's for an audio-visual how to experience, presentation on the cultural and historical relevance of the art lesson, and trial and error, where students can practice techniques and work through their failures without a sense of pressure. 

LESSONS

LESSON: BAUHAUS INSPIRED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

PP PRESENTATION

LESSON: LETTERING INTO DRAWING

PROJECT VIDEO

HANDOUT

STUDENT WORK

STUDENT WORK

GLAZED AND SCUMBLED SELF PORTRAIT

UNIVERSITY NON-MAJOR CLASS

SHADOW PUPPETS

1ST - 3RD GRADE

ACRIMBOLDIO FACES

KIDS WORKSHOP

PAINTING REALISTICALLY

TEEN SUMMER CAMP

REDUCTIVE CHARCOAL

1ST-3RD GRADE

DINNER PLATE

KIDS WORKSHOP

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

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Visual Arts Core Curriculum utilizes concepts of Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connection, relationships and Applications. I also use the Studio Habits of Mind framework (develop craft, engage and persist, envision, express, observe, reflect. Stretch and explore, understanding the art world.

I intend to help students achieve their academic potential and a sense of community through their school. Through methods that promote confidence in group dynamics and public speaking, I think that each student can become prepared to take on the next steps of pursuing a career after High School. I believe that a real teacher allows students to grow, facilitating that growth at the students' own speed and observing the learning style and unique process of that student and responding to individual needs woven into a group lessons.

 

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