Grow Up Great With the Arts

In January of 2013, I was fortunate enough to begin work with PNC's initiative Grow Up Great With the Arts as a teaching artist in the Wake County Public Schools.  Through the North Carolina Museum of Art, I work in PreK classrooms, bringing in the museum's collection through slides and open ended "Visual Thinking Strategies" discussions with 4 and 5 year olds. The students then have a lesson that introduces them to new techniques and materials and we make art together.

I love the work, I love the program and I love the openness and fearlessness of the art-making at that age.

 A large color mixing mural made by the hard work and collaborative efforts of sixteen 4&5 year olds.

A large color mixing mural made by the hard work and collaborative efforts of sixteen 4&5 year olds.