Visual Art, Drama, Creative Writing, Media Arts
I am an interdisciplinary artist and work with students in building community through the arts. I also work as an Appalachian Teaching Artist Fellow through Berea College Partners for Education, and as a Master Trainer with TimeSlips Creative Storytelling. My philosophy in working with children includes helping students cultivate habits of enjoyment in their creative work. The idea of taking our own creativity, ideas, and vision seriously can be especially challenging for many students. I encourage experimentation with ideas and process. Utilizing a feedback, I can modify communication while working with students. Students are encouraged to share their experiences and develop active listening skills. This is helpful for both students with and without disabilities. Participation consists of creating, observing, speaking and listening to others. Some of my past residencies have included using numbers as a storytelling tool, creating personal shrines and commemorative art, producing videos inspired by literature and documenting traditional arts and crafts like yarn-making. My residencies can easily interface with classroom curriculum.