Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I teach because I have found healing in the relationship between learning, teaching, and creating.
The values in my classroom include critical thinking, engagement, and community building.
I listen hard to the wealth of knowledge my students share, and to their feedback that encourages my growth as an educator.
My responsibility is to grow with my students, and love with every lesson & mistake.
Critical thinking is very important to the growth of all artists;
Criticality is balanced in the classroom with reflection and dialogue.
I aim to have the class become a closer and more cohesive community through understanding.
I encourage students to consistently create works of significant visual quality which evidence a concern for a personal viewpoint and expression, meaningfulness, and/or symbolism.
I wish to engage students on a level they can understand, as well as to establish and foster goals that students, as individuals, can aspire to as artists.
My class is relevant when my students transform how they see the world, and question and translate what they experience.