As faculty at Kripalu Center, I lead community Yoga classes for adults, assist classes in the High Schools for teens with our YIS team and present a weeklong workshop called Vibrant Visionary Collage for women.
Berkshire Kripalu Community Yoga class Thursday 6-7:30PM weekly
Yoga in Schools at local High Schools with Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living Research Project. Read about it here.
I am an active Teaching Artist with the Learning through Arts program delivered by IS183 Art School of the Berkshires to local Pittsfield public school districts and other Berkshire County private schools. I teach 24 weeks per year as a visiting art educator for elementary age students. I rotate through various schools and grades throughout the academic year. Read more on the IS183 website or watch the video below
Launched five years ago, IS183's Learning Through Arts program is a K-12 after-school curriculum which reinforces academic curriculum goals through sustained engagement in art-making. Taught by IS183 faculty artists trained in both studio arts and education, LTA offers young people the tools to use the visual arts to better perceive, understand and shape the world around them.
Over the course of three eight-week semesters during the school year, LTA introduces students in grades K-12 to a wide range of media, materials and techniques, encouraging them to explore their creativity and self-expression through the completion of informed, theme- and curricula-based, yet independent art work. In this process, kids are being empowered to acquire new skills for increased academic success, including expanded ability for problem solving and critical thinking; increased confidence through guided risk-taking; and more active engagement in community-making through critique and mentoring. Currently serving 300 children per week at 16 schools during the school year,LTA@ IS183 employs over 20 artists. Everyone thrives on this program: all of our students and our art community.
Artist in Residence at New Lebanon, NY Middle School
I am teaching a 10 week program using the Lincoln Center Institute methodology for instilling imagination, creativity & innovation through education in the arts.
The curriculum will focus on the installation art of Sol Le Witt , math and English for 7th and 8th grades as an interdisciplinary collaboration.