ARTS EDUCATION

As an Artist-Educator with The Royal Conservatory’s educational program Learning Through the Arts (since 2013), and as Lead Artist in their Design | Media Arts program that was piloted in Hamilton in 2016, I regularly work with the HWDSB elementary and secondary school boards, connecting with both students and teachers. LTTA builds on traditional teaching methods by integrating the arts into the learning of all subjects in the Ontario Curriculum, inspiring students’ interest and creativity. The DMA program focuses on the mentorship of teachers in the use of technology in their teaching practice, through professional development opportunities and workshops that empower them with new knowledge and experiences.

I also work as an Arts Instructor with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (and their Culture for Kids in the Arts program), through which I provide visual arts programming for elementary school students. This work has taken me to various locations in Halton region, as part of their After School Arts Program, as well as teaching in the Children’s Arts Exploration Summer Camp in HCA’s art studio.

I’ve also run editing workshops for artists at the Factory Media Centre, and conducted visual and media arts workshops for both children and adults in Hamilton through various community projects, using the arts as a vehicle to connect with and inspire people.

In summer 2016, I attended Artist-Educator Summer Camp at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, with sessions consisting of seminars in museum education, labour art and labour history, anti-oppression pedagogical frameworks, and learning models for different abilities. These workshops enriched my skills, further equipping me to teach issue-based workshops for kids, youth and adults.

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