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, […]

Integrated Arts Academy Winter Retreat

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Community, Education, Institute
Integrated Arts Academy Winter Retreat

Earlier in 2017, I worked with the staff and teachers of Burlington’s Integrated Arts Academy, exploring concepts around core beliefs, self-expression, value and accountability.  We considered the power of words, experimenting with monochrome and mark-making techniques, and created some origami stars that reflected the light.  

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 […]

River of Light in Waterbury 2016, no:7

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in Community, Education, Lanterns
River of Light in Waterbury 2016, no:7

On December 3rd 2016, Waterbury saw its 7th River of Light Lantern Parade. With a theme of ‘Everything Botanical: Wild Vegetation and Fantastical Flora!” the streets were filled with a visual feast of  plants, flowers and shrubs, and Waterbury attracted over 3000 lantern-makers, walkers and spectators. A school residency at Thatcher Brook Primary School enabled over 150 […]

Arts & Literacy Institute, Burlington VT

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Arts Integration, Community, Education, Institute
Arts & Literacy Institute, Burlington VT

In August 2016, I was part of the presenting team for the Arts & Literacy Institute in Burlington, VT. Over 30 educators from across the region attended the beautiful and powerful learning laboratory, which was hosted by the Flynn Theater and took place at the Bishop Booth Conference Center on the shores of Lake Champlain. […]

Lincoln Center Education, NYC

Lincoln Center Education, NYC

In July 2016 and 2017, I facilitated two community arts workshops for the Teaching Artist Summer Forum at the Lincoln Center, NYC. Intermediate-level teaching artists (in the community purpose thread) created colorful lanterns during the morning session, and in the afternoon we all traveled down to the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, where a group of […]

Moonshot Summer Teachers Institute, FL 2016

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 in Arts Integration, Community, Education, Institute
Moonshot Summer Teachers Institute, FL 2016

In July 2016, I was part of a fantastic team of presenters for the first Moonshot Summer Teachers’ Institute (a learning lab for educators) at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Vero Beach, Florida. Hosted and coordinated by The Learning Alliance, the institute took place over 5 days and was attended by teachers and […]

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 […]