"There is always some measure of adventure in the meeting of mind and universe, and this adventure is, in its measure, imagination"
John Dewey, Art As Experience, p. 278
As a visual arts teacher, I am able to both facilitate and observe the power of imagination, creativity and experimentation of individuals who are willing to take risks and master mediums. I have the honor of educating and encouraging students on a daily basis through the visual arts; it is an experience unlike anything I have ever been giving the opportunity to take part in, and for this I am grateful.
I am an active part of the classroom environment and take pride in the leadership that I am able to provide through a variety of mediums. I am strongly convinced that the experiences we have in and outside of the classroom shapes who we are as individuals. I believe in the pragmatic philosophy of aesthetics, which supports that art should be a part of everyone's creative lives and that the integrity of art, culture, and everyday experiences should be encouraged and accessible to all members of society.
Ellen Brady-McGaughey, self portrait, 2013.
Cady Hannah, Organs, 2013.
Grace Bass, Daydream Silhouette, ink, 2014.
Justin Moseley, self portrait, 2013.