"A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through and about the arts."
Eric Booth, Editor of Teaching Artist Journal
As a teaching artist, I allow my studio work to feed my curriculum and my time with students is part of sustains my creative energy. The purpose of this blog is to document this process of one practice feeding into another.
In my classes, students use the practice of observation as a springboard for creativity and self-expression. We explore ways of observing ourselves, as well as the world around us, focusing on how things really look rather than the pre-conceived images we have in our minds. Students are encouraged to see themselves, their peers, and their community from a new perspective, cultivating a sense of wonder in their everyday lives. I currently teach and facilitate professional development for teachers and artists through Arts for Learning San Diego.