Degrees and Certifications:
BA from Macalester College, Studio Art Certified Arts Education, K-12
Welcome to ART! I'm looking forward to seeing all students back in the art studio this year.
A little about me: I grew up in the Washington, DC area and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004. After living in Seattle for 13 years, my family and I moved to Bainbridge 4 years ago. I live in an old farmhouse with my husband and three children. We love to spend time outdoors, hang out with our chickens, work in the garden, take trips to the beach, and make ART.
I graduated from Macalester College in 1999, majoring in Studio Art and Arts Education. Over the years I have taught art classes in Minnesota, Virginia and Washington State. I love working at Commodore. The students' creativity is inspiring and the K-12 aspect keeps me on my toes!
Classroom studio classes focus on the Washington State Standards of CREATING, PRODUCING, RESPONDING and CONNECTING. We focus on learning though a hands-on approach to materials, offering a wide variety of materials to students from clay to wire, pastels to printmaking. We learn to look at art, talk about what we see, and talk about what we made. This year I'm also offering high school Ceramics 1 and 2 classes. Our studio will be transformed into a clay studio for 5th and 6th periods.
Odyssey K-8: Students will visit the art studio during their enrichment times. Contact your classroom teacher for specific days and times.
Mosaic K-8: We will offer opt-in enrichment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes will begin the week of September 13th.
Eagle Harbor/BHS: Semester 1: Ceramics I is offered 6th period; Semester 2: Ceramics I and II offered 5th and 6th periods