Examples of my students’ work: 3-D Form (Foundations), Color & Design (Foundations), Drawing I (Foundations), Printmaking (300- & 400-level)
Beginning in 2015, I have taught at several colleges and universities in Michigan, teaching courses in printmaking, fiber arts, and studio foundations. From 2020 to the present, I have taught at Adrian College and Washtenaw Community College. In Fall 2020, I taught Intro to Printmaking at Saginaw Valley State University. From 2015-2019, I taught at Michigan State University, teaching the following printmaking courses: Intaglio, Lithography, and Collagraph/Relief. I also taught studio foundations courses, including Color & Design (intro 2-D design), Drawing I, and 3-D Form (intro sculpture). I began teaching foundations courses during my time as a graduate student at MSU, and I was also the TA for a web-supported lecture course: Contemporary Practices in Art | Design.
I also enjoy working in community art education with youth, teens, and adults. Beginning in 2020, I have worked as a Teaching Artist for REACH Studio Art Center in Lansing, MI. In 2018, I taught a Linocut Print Workshop for adults at the MSU Broad Art Lab, and in 2014, I taught a two-week summer program for high school artists at the MSU Broad Art Museum, both in East Lansing, MI. Before I began grad school, I served as an AmeriCorps member with the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and the Toledo School for the Arts in Toledo, OH. In that position, I coordinated an after-school art program, trained youth in entrepreneurial skills, and assisted in teaching for the Young Artists At Work (YAAW) summer youth employment program.
All images above are of my MSU students and their work.
As a grad student, I started a student club, MSU Printmaking + Installation Association, and we ran a series of free Summer Printmaking Workshops, open to students and the larger community. I led two workshops in that series: “Low Tech Screenprinting: Drawing Fluid, Screen Filler, and Stencils” and “Reduction Relief Printing: One Block/Three Colors.”
Sense of Site Workshops
During grad school at Michigan State University, I worked as a Research Assistant to Dr. Karin Zitzewitz (Art History + Visual Culture). As part of that job, I designed and facilitated a studio workshop series and student exhibition, the Sense of Site Workshops.