Where has time gone? It’s been months and I’ve failed to update my website’s blog in forever, but as you might imagine — there’s a lot going on. And that was BEFORE the shelter in place hit Boston (and the rest of the world). In as few words as possible, here’s what I’ve been doing —
I found myself outside the art room and teaching fifth grade more often that not. If gave me the confidence to start teaching subjects beside the fine arts. I applied and was accepted as a graduate student for a Master of Education (Elementary). It’s been a lot of work and very different than getting a grad degree in my twenties. I am learning a lot.
Because everything shut down (except for supermarkets, hospitals, and schools) my team and I are teaching from home. I’ve been trying to incorporate arts integrated projects to support lessons my colleagues are sharing. I’m positing (slightly tweaked) week’s worth of lessons here until I fully update this site.
I had a fun project concerning a forgotten super hero from the 80’s, but it’s been postponed indefinitely now that most publishers have suspended all activity for the foreseeable future. Here’s a tease of a work in progress.
NOW HEAR THIS! The Queen of HiNRG, Hazell Dean, is offering forty limited edition prints featuring the artwork of American artist, Steven Wilber. Profits go towards the Dahlia Foundation and Dogs On the Street! Printed on ‘Imagine’ a high quality … Continue reading →
I recently spent several days traveling in Israel. The country is unlike any other I have been to before, with so many different groups of people cohabiting so closely together. I suppose it’s a lot like cities Boston or NYC, … Continue reading →
Arts matter to Boston Public Schools because they embrace diversity and inclusion. The arts also help express and explore emotion, ideas, one’s identity, and more. That’s why I’m celebrating Arts Matter Day Oct 26! Please sign up at http://bit.ly/amd18signup and spread the word why arts matter to you.
Shana Tova to all my Jewish family and friends celebrating the new year! It’s been a year rife with change, but in the end it’s all worked out for the very best and I couldn’t be more grateful for all … Continue reading →
It’s been over a year since I last updated my website blog. Where does time go? Since I last posted I lost my dog of sixteen years and a cat of twelve. I started teaching at a new school, continued to administer at another for the summer, and I submitted a few pieces for a top secret project that should be revealed later this year. I can’t share much, but presented here is an unused page of the project. Though these characters were abandoned, I found a fun way to incorporate them into something else. I finally reworked this website to include more examples of students’ work as well as some more of my own. I need to make time in the future to have my artwork professionally photographed. Sending lots of love to the Cyberverse as I wrap up another school year and prepare for a jam packed summer.
As usual, the holidays are a blur and suddenly we’re at the end of another year! As much as I try to avoid the chaos by staying ahead and organized, I somehow always feel the pressure of a deadline or two. Luckily 2016 wasn’t too bad and most of the strain I felt was self inflicted. Besides, I have so much to be grateful for, it’s hard to focus on the stress that inevitably develops with any project. Professionally there have only been highs, adding to make this a whirlwind year. Continue reading →