Introduction to My Teaching Philosophy

Icebergs are an appropriate metaphor for my teaching philosophy. The tip of the iceberg is the technical skill that provides students with tools they need to express their ideas. Just like how most of the iceberg is hidden below the surface, the most important part of art education cannot be seen in the artwork itself. It is in exploring ideas through an artistic process. A great way for students to investigate ideas is through interdisciplinarity. Cross-curricular education allows students to apply their various knowledge and interests to their projects. It also gives them opportunities to process the concepts being taught in other classes. Skills are an important part of art education, but they should be taught alongside more contemporary concepts so students have every tool at their disposal to effectively investigate their ideas through art.

A compilation of curriculum sketches and printable project guides for the classroom