Teaching Philosophy

I believe in the fusion of both art and design pedagogy, which includes the basic principles/elements of art making, and the understanding of aesthetic form and function in context to history and culture. It is imperative that my students are motivated and excited in my studio/lecture courses, so I always implement museum visits, video viewings, reading, writing, and references to contemporary artists and designers. Whether I am teaching 2-D or 3-D Foundation design studio, a fashion digital textile studio, or a hands-on painting textile print studio, I feel I can integrate all of my strengths and interests into each course. For the last ten years, I have been teaching at both Moore College of Art & Design as well as Philadelphia University. I encourage my students to excel in their creative work by inspiring research, encouraging the use of new technologies and materials, and promoting the fusion of craftsmanship with emerging digital software.  I feel I have a unique strength as an educator, with over 15 years of New York City design experience, a degree in Art-Education, and a broad background in the visual and performing arts. I absolutely love teaching, and making a difference in the lives of all my students to actualize their potential as creative problem solvers and smart designers.

Working with Graduate Print students at Philadelphia University

Working with Graduate Print students at Philadelphia University

Below: Undergraduate Fractal Textile Design Installation: Moore College of Art & Design /Studio Course: Textile Elective: New Media, New Materials

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