I am an artist and a teacher. I am passionate about the arts in education and want to contribute anything I can towards helping others use art, feel more comfortable and confident with art, and make sure that kids have access to art everyday. There has been so much focus on reading, writing and math in the last decade –throughout my teaching career anyway, and all too often, the arts are framed as a nice bonus if there is time, rather than a fundamental. Not all cultures see it this way. Visual literacy; creative literacy is part of being a creative adaptive person. We live in a rapidly evolving world, and these skills seem pretty fundamental to me. As a teacher, I believe it is my responsibility to use what I do best to help my kids explore, develop and value different forms of intelligence.


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Dabbling in Collage

January 7th, 2018|0 Comments

I have been wanting to do a collage unit with my students for years. I have avoided it because of what I have seen when they create collages on their own. Basically they victimize [...]


April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Earlier this month I was biking home from work along Carling Ave, and noticed a bedraggled looking stuffed toy of some kind at the side of the road. By the time I processed what [...]

A Portrait Says…

January 29th, 2017|1 Comment

Early on in my current relationship, I wanted to give my partner a token of my affection. It started with my attempt to reflect his playful side. He had the endearing habit of mooning [...]

How Art Crept Up on Me

February 20th, 2016|1 Comment

My game plan as an early adult was to be an actor. It didn’t pay well. The art crept up on me slowly, and now is a huge part of my life. I owe some [...]