Rock paper scissors in Chinese

Rock paper scissors in Chinese

without the rocks. Welcome to Chinese I, II and World Exploratory Studies at Newark Charter School in Newark, DE where I am collaborating with teacher Kate Dougherty making Pop Up Books with her students. During this 6 day residency through the Delaware Institute of Arts in Education (DIAE) I am meeting with each class three […]

Draw Write Doodle Dream

Draw Write Doodle Dream

Journaling and sketching is something that has been a part of my life since adolescence. Pages have held my observations, inspirations, joy and tears, and brought insight and clarity, comfort, and healing through the years. It has been a way of recording day to day life, travels, sleeping dogs, tea bags, friends, family and places. At any given […]

Encaustic: Opportunity and Alchemy

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Encaustic: Opportunity and Alchemy

Opportunity knocks. Always. It may come in different forms, packages or venues. But an opportunity to learn something new is always there. Whether it is a class, a job, or situation, ultimately, it is about yourself. Even if it is something we have done before, the real question is can you see with fresh eyes, open mind, and […]

Beyond the Matrix: Printmaking in the Classroom

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Beyond the Matrix: Printmaking in the Classroom

Last week I taught a Professional Development printmaking workshop, Beyond the Matrix: The Print Process Across Cultures to a small group of Kindergarten- 5th grade art teachers.  Being a teacher is a rigorous and challenging profession. It’s a mix of time and classroom management, implementing Common Core Standards, testing; all with a sprinkling of content mixed in. And, for many […]

Painting Studio Synergy

Painting Studio Synergy

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Whether it is Goethe or Nike- we are told to Just Do It, because there is power and magic when we commit and take action. There is also synergy when our efforts are […]

Art with Spirit

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Art with Spirit

Whether you celebrate Halloween or Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) this is the weekend to celebrate masks, skulls, and the other world. I had great fun researching the holiday and making some examples of Skull art for a Professional Development workshop and residencies around Mexican Masks and Day of the Dead.  For the PD Mexican […]

Masks masks and more masks

Masks masks and more masks

Energy, creativity and sometimes, bodies have been flying at Campus Community School in Dover, DE (something about lots of kids in a tight space!) with my three day residency made possible by the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DIAE.) Session #1 with each of the grades began with an *Ice Breaker (see below)an Introduction […]

Learn, Teach, Share

Learn, Teach, Share

The only way to get better at something anything, is practice, regularly, consistently. Bobbi Levitt’s painting and easel at Painting by the Pond The best way to really learn something is to teach it. And to find joy in something you need to share it. I loved having my students at my home and studio […]

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