online student Portfolio Work
Welcoming artists into the classroom is a deeply important element that transforms art-making into something tangible for students. While the majority of students who enter my classroom will not become professional artists, it introduces additional possibilities and expands their perception of what makes someone "work-ready". Often skills adjacent to art-making have applications outside of professional artistry. It has been my pleasure to welcome rock photographers, mixed media artists, photojournalists, event photographers into our classroom over the years. They've shared their work and taken questions from curious students.
Click below to see classroom visits from working artists & descriptions of their work.
These projects are a labor of love over the course of almost a decade and a half. Student projects include analog, digital, and mixed media work. Students are given a challenge and are encouraged to push creative and visual boundaries to "solve" a problem. Whether it's working remotely to create analog construction paper photograms, blending multiple animals using Photoshop, or photographing a grandmother who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, students are always looking to bring their world into the creative process.
Click below to explore student artwork created in my Department of Education classroom