I came to teaching artistry first through a studio arts practice focused on process, sustainable materials, and traditional craft making. My first students came from my own university: fellow undergraduates with training in art and garment-making who sought to integrate craft materials and processes into their work. Since then, I have continued leading introductory workshops over textiles and papermaking alongside teaching art and poetry in community, museum, and K-12 school settings.
As a teaching artist, I believe that all folks have an innate right to an artistically full life, and that everyone is innately creative and artistically capable. I am committed to inspiring and guiding learners towards the formation of personal connections—in, through, and about the arts—while prioritizing safety and inclusion, collaboration, personal voice, and moments of choice. While my teaching artistry is grounded in experiences as a printmaker, papermaker, and fiber artist, I am always seeking to adapt and expand my knowledge alongside my students. I believe in the innate power of arts education to transform individuals and strengthen communities, and work towards empowerment, empathy building, mindfulness, reflexivity, and social justice in building lesson plans and teaching.
See a list of past workshops/classes here, and feel free to contact me with any questions or workshop requests here.