Stowe Elementary, VT: Winds of Change

Stowe Elementary, VT: Winds of Change

In April 2017, I conducted an arts-integrated residency at Stowe Elementary School through the VT Creative Schools Initiative. Students in the 1st, 4th and 5th grades explored the science of sound, the effect of non-verbal communication, and the power of words. Throughout the ‘Winds of Change’ residency, students understood how voices and facial expressions convey different […]

U32 High School, VT: The Record Project

U32 High School, VT: The Record Project

Earlier this spring, I worked with the entire 9th grade team (135 students),  facilitating an arts-integrated residency through the VT Creative Schools Initiative. Looking through the lens of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, students explored the nature of duality and personal integrity in both public and private lives. Over the course of 7 days, […]

The Wonder of Winter, Montpelier VT

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Artist-in-Residence, Community, Education, Lanterns
The Wonder of Winter, Montpelier VT

Following a ten-day artist residency, Montpelier’s second community lantern parade, The Wonder of Winter will be taking place on February 23rd at 6pm, leaving from Union Elementary on School Street, Montpelier. All are welcome to bring their lanterns and join the parade, or watch from the sidelines. Cocoa, cider donuts and fire spinning entertainment to […]

Rangoli Residency at River Rock School, Montpelier, VT

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 in Artist-in-Residence, Arts Integration, Education, Rangoli
Rangoli Residency at River Rock School, Montpelier, VT

In early January I had the pleasure of completing a Rangoli residency at the River Rock School in Montpelier, VT. River Rock is a small school with fewer than 50 students and mixed-grade activity classes, which gave us the perfect opportunity to experiment with some new ideas.Students learned about geometry, shape and pattern, and designed their own Rangolis on […]

Artist-in-Residence at Champlain College MakerLab & Solo Exhibition at CCM Gallery

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in Artist-in-Residence, Exhibitions, Installation, Rangoli
Artist-in-Residence at Champlain College MakerLab & Solo Exhibition at CCM Gallery

For the duration of 2016 spring semester, I was artist-in-residence at the Champlain College MakerLab. The 15-week residency culminated with a solo-exhibition–Peripheral Vision opened at the CCM Art Gallery in October 2016. While exploring the line between between permanence and the ephemeral, I have been experimenting with cutting-edge 3D-printer technology and created a body of […]

Arts Integrated Residency at the Integrated Arts Academy

Posted on May 1, 2016 in Artist-in-Residence, Arts Integration, Education
Arts Integrated Residency at the Integrated Arts Academy

In May of 2016, I was artist-in-residence at the Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington VT. Working with both 1st grade classes,we integrated visual art with math and social studies while looking at the art and architecture of Antoni Gaudi. The students explored shape, form and patterns in nature, and created some beautiful mosaics which will […]

Arts-Integrated Residency at the St. Johnsbury School

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 in Artist-in-Residence, Arts Integration, Education
Arts-Integrated Residency at the St. Johnsbury School

In March 2016, I had the opportunity to work with 3rd grade teachers Jen Taylor, Shannon Redmon and Emily Ross along with their students, for an arts-integrated residency through the Community Engagement Lab. Over 7 days, we learnt about weather hazard mitigation through the visual arts; investigating architecture, roofing styles and town design around the […]

Rangoli Residency at The Danville School

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 in Artist-in-Residence, Education, Rangoli
Rangoli Residency at The Danville School

April 10th – 17th, 2016 was Danville Arts Week, and I had the wonderful opportunity of working with students from Pre-K through 12th grade at The Danville School in the Northeast Kingdom, VT. Students participated in a number of activities including Rangoli design, mindful doodling and pattern making, quilt-creation from transparent film, and large-scale rice-embellished […]

VT Creative Schools Initiative

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 in Artist-in-Residence, Education, Institute
VT Creative Schools Initiative

Over the Summer, the Vermont Creative Schools Initiative was launched–a state-wide program coordinated by the Community Engagement Lab that builds school and community partnerships, infusing creative projects into the core curriculum. During a week-long intensive, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with over 30 classroom teachers, teaching artists and CEL staff, as well as […]

Teachers Retreat: Integrated Arts Academy

Posted on Feb 1, 2014 in Artist-in-Residence, Community, Education, Rangoli
Teachers Retreat: Integrated Arts Academy

This January I held a Rangoli workshop for the teachers of the Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington, VT for their annual retreat. We had a wonderfully productive 90 minutes, which began with a brief guided meditation to get everyone in a meditative frame of mind for creating a Rangoli. Split into smaller groups, each team […]