For more than 15 years, I have taught art at the Indian Community School. I began teaching at ICS in 1998 and joined the art department a few years later. I am honored to be a part of our wonderful school where art making and creativity is aligned with Native culture. These past few years, I have also joined our ICS families and the Family Resource Community staff in the great outdoors via a family camp experience. One of the highlights of my summer, it brings me back to my roots working at a community center in a similar capacity. It is a joy of joys to facilitate art experiences with all ages of our ICS family.
I am a graduate of Alverno College with a degree in Art Education and Art Therapy. I am certified in both Art Education and Adaptive Art Education. My art studio focus was in printmaking.
Artmaking for me has always been focused on line and mark making.
Whether line travels gingerly around to define form or is layered and layered and layered in mysterious compositions that resemble objects of the natural world.
As always, I welcome visits from families and students of our school.
Since 1996 I have had the joy and privilege of teaching art at ICS.
My educational background includes:
MA- Native American Art History/Technology
NBCT-National Board Certified Teacher
CZT- Certified Zentangle Teacher
I love teaching art and strive to bring unique and engaging creative experiences to all of my students. I focus on incorporating Native American cultures in most of my lessons.
As an artist, I have always been intrigued by patterns and textures. It is the twisted bark of a tree or the plump cells of a raspberry that capture my eye. In nature there is often a rhythm and flow that I find comfort in. It is nature’s way of organizing and ensuring harmony. It is in the repetitive nature of patterns that I also find my Zen. I use the Zentangle drawing art form with my students as a warm up activity and encourage them to examine and explore the patterns & textures around them.
My door is always open and I welcome/encourage parents and guardians to stop in anytime.