When you teach subjects integrated through the arts, students not only learn the content, they also engage with the content at a deeper level to make it a meaningful part of their person. When I was a visual arts instructor at Creative Kaos Art School, I honed by abilities in visual arts instruction for children aged 4-18. I believe that the fine arts are a vital part of any well rounded education and strive to include them into all of my unit plans; as such we practice art everyday. My approach to visual arts transcends simple art projects and incorporates cross-curricular activities, teaches students how to work together, and improves overall Social/Emotional learning within my classes.
I am competent in instructing under a large variety of mediums including, but not limited to:
- Acrylic, Oil, Tempera, and Watercolour paint
- Oil and Chalk pastel
- Graphite, Conte, and Charcoal
- Various sculpture mediums (soft woods, balsa wood, paper, metal, wire harnesses, etc.)
Various types of supports for artwork that I have used:
- Fabric (be that pieces or shirts)
- Tin Foil
- Diffusing paper
- WC paper,
- Murals on various mediums: drywall, cinderblock, tin
Placed Based Visual Arts Education
. Below is work specifically done with either place based principles in mind or re imagining First Nations artists.
- Emily Carr inspired "Deep Forest"
- Orca water colour and colour theory
- Local songbird fresco's
- Roy Henry Vickers inspired prints
- First Nations Eagle directed draw
- Local bird chalk pastel
- Local wildlife japanese folding curtains