ArtSynergy Public Art Program, Montpelier VT

Posted on Dec 1, 2017
ArtSynergy Public Art Program, Montpelier VT

Towards the end of 2017, I conducted a 10-day residency with the Montpelier Middle School together with a series of community workshops, as part of Montpelier’s ArtSynergy Project; a creative envisioning process to help support development of a Public Art Masterplan for the city of Montpelier. More information can be found at ArtSynergy, Montpelier VT Over […]

Stowe Elementary, VT: Winds of Change

Posted on Apr 13, 2017
Stowe Elementary, VT: Winds of Change

In April 2017, I conducted an arts-integrated residency at Stowe Elementary School through the VT Creative Schools Initiative. Students in the 1st, 4th and 5th grades explored the science of sound, the effect of non-verbal communication, and the power of words. Throughout the ‘Winds of Change’ residency, students understood how voices and facial expressions convey different […]

U32 High School, VT: The Record Project

Posted on Apr 13, 2017
U32 High School, VT: The Record Project

Earlier this spring, I worked with the entire 9th grade team (135 students),  facilitating an arts-integrated residency through the VT Creative Schools Initiative. Looking through the lens of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, students explored the nature of duality and personal integrity in both public and private lives. Over the course of 7 days, […]

Lincoln Center Education, NYC

Posted on Jul 30, 2016
Lincoln Center Education, NYC

In July 2016 and 2017, I facilitated two community arts workshops for the Teaching Artist Summer Forum at the Lincoln Center, NYC. Intermediate-level teaching artists (in the community purpose thread) created colorful lanterns during the morning session, and in the afternoon we all traveled down to the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, where a group of […]

The Wall: Montpelier High School

Posted on Apr 19, 2016
The Wall: Montpelier High School

In March 2016, I completed an arts-integrated residency at the Montpelier High School, working with students to understand the concept of The Wall. Together with teachers Katy Chabot, Sarah Squier and Cathy Butterfield, we integrated three core-curriculum subjects; biology, English and history and learnt concepts around biological walls, psychological walls (the Harlem Renaissance) and physical […]

We Are Montpelier, Stage-Set Design

Posted on May 5, 2015
We Are Montpelier, Stage-Set Design

In April 2015, I was one of two resident artists–along with composer Evan Premo–for the Main Street Middle School in Montpelier. In collaboration with the Community Engagement Lab, I worked with forty 7th and 8th graders, to design and construct a stage-set to reflect the theme of My Hometown. The students used a wide variety […]