I LOVE creating things.
Inspiring students to turn on their creativity and use it address their feelings, thoughts and opinions about what's going on in their world is why I teach.
Seeing students grow over the years and eventually come back as alumni to TEACH ME new things is the most satisfying part of education for me.
I originally hail from upstate New York.
My loves include my family, climbing trees, building bizarre creations, reading, drawing, hammocks and good food.
I can't stand to throw stuff "away" so I tend to horde treasures in my classroom and home. Creatively repurposing wood, dumpster scores and other weird objects is what fuels me as an artist.
Drawing - Painting - Pottery - 2D Design - 3D Design - Design Foundations - Printmaking - Sculpture - Art History - Fiber Arts (and more : )
My philosophy is that ANYONE can do art. ANYONE can create. It is just a matter of hard work, tenacity, perseverance and keeping an open mind to find the right art medium.
From middle school art to all of the myriad high school classes I offer, I try to expose students to the multiple facets of the creative process.