TASK Party

As an artist I keep coming across the advice to find a mentor. Someone whose career I can look to in order to see which path they took to get where they are. I’ve been looking for someone who has ideas and an art style similar enough to mine so that how they create and... Continue Reading →

Reflecting on My First Year

I've been reflecting on my first year as an art teacher in a public school. While I have already taught art for a few years there was nothing that could have prepared me for public school teaching. I'm going to skip talking about the obvious adjustments that needed to be made such as getting used... Continue Reading →

King of the Clowns

What 3rd grade said about this giant balloon dog by Jeff Koons: Jeff Koons rhymes with Balloons so that's why he made it. The king of the clowns made this. No, its the horse of the king of the clowns. (after talking about the concept of nostalgia) He wanted to make something that could reflect things... Continue Reading →

A Semester in Chalk – The Side Projects

During the Spring 2015 semester I taught a class called Being Da Vinci. The movement that I was assigned to teach my students about was the Madonnari. These were street artists who used chalk to create temporary images of the Madonna around cathedrals. This tradition is still continued today and has been evolving. The idea of... Continue Reading →

Method of Making

As of today, I’ve been making art every day for 24 days. This is something I’ve wanted to do for more than a decade but haven’t known where to start. I learned how to draw when I was a senior in high school. My art teacher had a unit on drawing and taught from the... Continue Reading →

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