I believe in creating an exploratory learning environment through open ended assignments, student guided curriculum, and prioritizing student well-being through social-emotional learning.
I have experience teaching in K-12 classroom environments and community workshops. In 2021 I founded Circus of Crafts, a series of all skill levels craft workshops in backyards around LA. My lifelong passion for crafts and learning was shaped by attending a Montessori School as a kid and CalArts as an adult. While at CalArts I studied pedagogy and worked with the CAP program every semester through graduation. I love making things together :~)
- 20 years experience
Have taught ages 7+
THEMES: craft as art, wages for housework movement, utility, collective making.
9 years of experience
3 years of workshop teaching experience
Handbuilding, wheel throwing, pinch, coil, slab, glazing and firing skills.
THEMES: Practical art, permanance vs. temporality, intuition.
- Palm frond basket weaving
THEMES: Cutural history of palms in Los Angeles, ethical foraging, utilizing local abundance
- Tapestry weaving
- Hand loom building
THEMES: unalienated labor, meditation, weaving as a metaphor for an interwoven community.
- Rubber block printing
- Inkjet photography printing
THEMES: art accessbility, reproducibility, protest art.
- 2 years experience
Have lead multiple all ages oak gall ink workshops
THEMES: sustainability, responsible foraging, local ecology, chemical reactions.
- 13 years experience
Digital, film, darkroom, 35mm, 120, and large format.
THEMES: connection, exploration, community, looking, self.