My own artwork is continuously inspired and informed by my work in the classroom. I am currently certified to teach K-12 Art in Oregon, Washington, and Virginia. From 2007-2009 I was the Art Specialist at Pathfinder K-8 School, an alternative expeditionary-learning school in Seattle. This experience helped develop my appreciation for interdisciplinary education and collaborative project development.

I currently work as a Teaching Artist for the Right Brain Initiative, a K-5 Art Specialist for Jason Lee Elementary, and as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Portland State University. The images below link to more pictures and detailed descriptions of some of my recent teaching residencies and projects. 

You can also view my Right Brain Initiative Profile page for more information.

 

Oregon Trail Landform Sculptures

Lincoln Street Elementary (4th grade) Residency 2013

Textured Tree Mural

Quatama Elementary (4th grade) Residency 2013

Take an Object//Leave an Object

Portland Art Museum Free Family & Community day 2013

How do artists show the water cycle?

Jackson Elementary (1st grade) Residency 2013

Light-up Wire Sculptures

Quatama Elementary (2nd grade) Residency 2013