Art & Academia

I have had the opportunity to teach and contribute to the community while serving as an art educator. In every opportunity the goals have always outweighed the obstacles. Especially in seeking  to provide a truly holistic and inquisitive experience to school children. The objective is to facilitate the development of a strong community that values interpersonal and creative ideas. As an artist and educator it is important to advance the cultivation and enlightenment of The Arts as an essential tool for global progression.

Study on the influence of African Americans in the arts > Focus; Modern art, Art as a narrative, Social representation and visual development. Key contexts: Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Betye Saar, Gordon Parks, Cab Calloway, Langston Hughes,  and Mahalia Jackson.

Abstract selection.The task was to develop a piece of work using a digital drawing tablet. This scholar's theme was science and biology and his work was inspired by the microscopic study of bacteria and bacterial growth.

Teknopolis 2019 @ BAM

Scholars had the opportunity to engage in a variety of interactive exercises.

The visit provided hands on experience with available technology including augmented reality, and coding.  

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Expressionist Study

Grade 7 - 2018

Acrylic and watercolor on watercolor paper.

A facial expression developed and influenced by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

Highlighted study on Neo Expressionism. This young artist was chosen to feature for her creative use of pastel and mixed media to create uniquely colorful and engaging pieces. (6th grade selection-2019)

Grade 8 Watercolor: influence Jean Michel Basquiat> Representation of children at play.

Exploring the process of Lithography - Students were introduced to early Escher prints, and tasked with creating basic prints of their own.

Study of Cubism with a focus on the work of Pablo Picasso and George Condo. Scholars selected pieces to recreate and demonstrate their ability to develop examples of cubism with an emphasis on line, shape and color. 

Detail of Watercolor Study 2018, 8th grade 

Cubism in the Neo Gen - In this activity young artist became familiar with the works of Picasso and several other notable Cubist. This exercise combined both collage and mixed media.

Line and Movement - The use of motion and its effect on the perception of line, and shape.

Establishing a command and respect for a stigmatic medium; Graffiti

Summer Program with University Settlement Society of New York

Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound @ BK Museum - After exploring the potential for found art creativity, students engaged in creating sculptures from a variety of office supplies.

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