Processing

Today went well… I could tell students were really in shock and didn’t know what to do. They were quieter. Today I spoke to them about what was happening, and shared where the online art resources were located for them to do over the next two weeks. These digital resource folders were uploaded to each…

For the First time…

All Maryland public schools will be closed from Monday March 16th until March 27th because of the coronavirus. As of this moment, we will not have to teach for those two weeks. However they mentioned that we will have to use our spring break time to make it up. This is the first time something…

Glenstone Museum

The Maryland Art Education Conference this year was split into a two day conference, with Friday being a field experience day at different museums around the area and Saturday being conference workshops! On Friday I attended the Glenstone Museum for my field experience.  This was my first time at the museum and I was blown…

Hampton Art Experience

For the past 6 years the Historic Hampton Inc. non-profit has hosted an art show for any Maryland students and teachers to submit work inspired by Hampton National Historic Park.  It was always a wonderful show, however this year we decided to work with BCPS Visual Arts office to create our first Hampton Art Experience…

Natural History Society

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a private nonprofit dedicated to conserving Maryland’s natural heritage and educating its citizens on the natural sciences since 1929. We are a volunteer-run organization with a few part-time staff. We manage a small museum in Baltimore County where we offer programs, lectures, workshops, and courses on a wide…

March for our Schools

On March 11th, 2019 educators and community members join together wearing red, to march for approval of the Kirwan Commission, which will fund our schools with the budget we deserve!

Join us! On April 1st we are organizing a demonstration at the County Executive’s office in Towson at the Historic Courthouse. We will present hundreds of postcards to the County Executive and ask the County Executive to find the resources needed to fund our schools, our raises and the additional staff we need so we can provide the world class education our students deserve.

Full STEAM Ahead

I recently attended the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education annual conference in Towson Maryland. This was my first MAEOE conference, and I’m excited to bring more teachers next year! The conference theme was Full Steam Ahead, Expanding the Potential of Environmental Education.  It was wonderful to see so much integration between the arts…

Plein Air Painting

For the first three days of summer break, I participated in a Baltimore County Public Schools Art Educator workshop at the Hampton National Historic Site. The first workshop was “Painting with Pastels. We got an overview of some of the history of the site prior to choosing where and what to create and were able…

Beating Expectations 

This past Friday, I held our monthly drum circle at Firefly Hollow Wellness Center in York, Pa.  Drum circles are the last Friday of every month, and I have been leading them for about 8 months. Over the past few months the drum circle has developed its own style and pace. We have regulars who…