“How do you calculate upon the unforeseen? It seems to be an art of recognizing the role of the unforeseen, of keeping your balance amid surprises, of collaborating with chance, of recognizing that there are some essential mysteries in the world and thereby a limit to calculation, to plan, to control.”

-Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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Co-curators of a playable sculpture mini golf course in undergrad at MassArt

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Moving canoes as an apprentice in Pemaquid Maine

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Hello!

 

My name is Philippa Grace Adam (pronouns: she/hers/they/them) and I am an artist, educator, and organizer living on the occupied traditional lands of the Wabanaki tribes, also known as Maine.

After a creative childhood as an unschooler raised by academics, I was formally trained as a visual artist beginning in 10th grade at Interlochen Arts Academy, with a focus in fiber art. I attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design and dabbled in many fields, graduating with a degree in Sculpture.

I have a first hand appreciation for different kinds of learning in and out of the traditional school room. 

I am a dabbler. I believe in the power of a life well lived, and all the connections we make along the way. I have been a boatbuilding apprentice, a labor organizer, a soup kitchen manager and chef, an artist, a fabricator of giant wooden ladders, a dancing dinosaur at city hall, and now an art teacher. 

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Attending art camp at Maine College of Art as an elementary student

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Dancing as a dinosaur for Earned Paid Sick Days in Portland Maine

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Making Christmas Dinner at the Women's Shelter in Portland Maine

Handbuilding in the Deering High School ceramics studio

Teaching art to a peer in MECA's Master of Arts in Teaching program