Elementary School

My first student-teaching placement was fully remote at James Otis Kaler and Helena H Dyer schools in South Portland, Maine.

 

I've also done fieldwork with elementary students at Waynflete School in Portland, at South Portland Parks and Recreation, and taught remote art workshops at Maine College of Art's virtual art fairs.

 

Additionally, I've participated in a a collaborative USPS art project with SPACE Gallery and the Portland Housing Authority, assisted 2D studio classes at Interlochen Arts Camp, and co-written art curriculum that pairs with a 4th grade identity writing project in the South Portland School District. 

See Grades K-5 Student Work

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Teaching a papercraft workshop at Maine College of Art's virtual fair

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Teaching a Halloween-themed lesson on shapes and secondary colors to kindergarten students at South Portland Parks and Recreation

Introducing the ICA show Acoustic Resonance for Adventures in Art

Adventures in Art students

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Middle School

I co-created an immersive lesson on Sound Art for the Adventures in Art program, a collaboration between Maine College of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and Boothbay Region Elementary School and Brunswick Junior High School.

 

I've also had extensive experience learning about middle school development in the arts in my middle school methods course, backed up with further research on accessibility and exceptionalities and my own past experience as a middle school art assistant for fibers and printmaking, and teacher of an intensive installation art workshop, at Interlochen Arts Camp 

See Grades 6-8 Student Work

High School

My second student-teaching placement was at Deering High School in Portland, Maine, with hybrid Art 1 9th grade and fully remote Ceramics I & II for upperclass students. I spent this placement conducting an action research assignment which re-contextualized Maslow's hierarchy of needs into a pandemic-era hybrid art room, with a focus on play through the lens of the Studio Habits of Mind  in an effort to create a trauma-informed classroom that allowed for exploration through mistake making. 

In my time at Deering I also supported my mentor through a student-led a 9th grade social justice mural and weekly ceramics learning centers. In the past I have assistant taught printmaking, fibers, alternative fashion, and taught a workshop on creative sketchbook use. 

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Supporting 9th Grade social justice mural at Deering High School

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Introducing Elements of Art to hybrid Art I