Art in Public Places
About the Artist
Statement & Methodology
A I L
My experience and education qualifies me to teach
a wide assortment of classes in visual arts.
My Masters work focused
on art with a cross-disciplinary integration with architecture, technology
As an artist, I developed through the traditional education
system and still embrace this methodology of learning.
But to this tradition
I bring a life-time of exploration and professional development in all
At this point in my experience, I teach all two-dimensional and
three-dimensional visual art practices,
as well as digital applications.
I teach all forms of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics
and digital photography and other computer applications. I am well versed
in art history
and integrate music and theatre into my work as much as
In terms of non-traditional teaching, especially for private
and independent schools,
I have added new-genre art to my teaching curriculum;
that is community-based public art.
I see this type of art as a new strain
of art-making that I believe will fit very well into
team working and
collaborations with younger students.
Community public art ties the artists
reflecting on where they are, where they came from and how they
see themselves in their environment.
The tenants of public art model
an excellent guide for identifying art themes,
carrying out the process
and integrating into the global mix in a real, hands-on fashion.
the possibility to integrate children’s art-experience into real
needs and conditions in the community
and create an artwork experience
that benefits everyone.
In terms of my teaching philosophy; I embrace objectives in each lesson
that develop intellectual and motor skills,
cognitive thinking and personal
reflection. I facilitate the student to think, visually and intellectually
artistic exploration in a wide variety of mediums. I embrace
traditional art and media-literacy equally and fully integrate
social issues and current events into the arts. It is my belief the arts
are not a separate subject but a part of all subjects.
learn to express one’s self visually enables an individual to conceptualize,
analyze and understand themselves
and their world more clearly. In short,
an artistically aware individual lives more fully.
This does not mean
said individual is a great artist; it means they have confidence to express
in image what they think,
feel or envision. These are skills one carries
into adulthood that continue to develop and build a
inquisitive mind. I also believe this learning must develop in concert
with a sensitive awareness for
cultural diversity. I am committed to
helping each student identify and develop his or her individual talents
My main teaching strategy is to expose students to a
wide variety of media, art history, models for
expression and connect these examples to their own needs and desires.
Possibly, after seeing a Georgia O’Keefe painting a student may be
able to visually
interpret a dream in image. Or possibly, after studying the art the
Baroque period, a student might
use this stylized flourish and design to graphically
portray their own symbols and personal vision.
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