A few days ago I visited the Whitney Museum in New York City with an artist friend to view Edward Hopper’s drawings. We walked through the quiet rooms filled with onlookers who penetrated their gaze into the images with intent silence and scrutiny. My friend Marty and I had museum voice conversations about every drawing. […]
As a visual arts educator I often find myself looking for new ways to present art to my students. There are the very obvious ways of presentation — you look at an image, a painting, a print, or a sculpture, you discuss that art work, and then you make something.
In the fall when the school year began, I went to a curriculum review for one of the organizations I work for.
In addition to being a teaching artist I am a doctoral candidate at Teachers College. For my dissertation research I’ve been observing museum education programs that bring artists who have work on view in the museum together with young people. I’m interested in programs like this because the work I do occurs in museums however […]
I recently worked at Pace University as a teaching artist, supporting a group of teens as they developed content for Exerblast, a kids’ gym in New York City. Exerblast enhances workout sessions for children with technology and video game savvy; it is essentially a tricked out obstacle course housed in Tribecca, NYC. Participants earn points […]
Wrapping paper, water bottles, wood Boxes, bags, and straws Scissors and string We can take recycled things We can take pictures And turn them into creatures We can take trash And turn it into sculptures What is that? What is that? WHAT IS THAT? This prose, the collaboratively generated mantra of Jukebox Radio’s week long […]
A pint-sized princess summons her courage and battles Bowser (of Super Mario fame) after he sets fire to a building in her utopic hometown. A gang of ants and spiders endures the trauma and tribulations of getting a yearbook signed by classmates at school. Sonic the Hedgehog and Shadow get sucked into Commercial World, trapped […]