The Essence of an Artist: A Conversation
Artist Profile / Arts Education / Inspiration

The Essence of an Artist: A Conversation

Approximately 5 months ago I lost a very important friend named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was an artist. I first entered her world as a co-teacher during the teaching certification program at Tyler School of Art in 2005. Twelve years later Elizabeth’s friendship has extended my friendship family, as the people that surrounded her in life celebrated … Continue reading

Elementary Art at Princeton University: A lesson in arts engagement for youth
Arts Education / Museums

Elementary Art at Princeton University: A lesson in arts engagement for youth

The Princeton University Art Museum has many wonderful things to offer with a small but strong collection of art. The Museum houses over 92,000 works from regions that span the entire globe but most important in my estimation is the Museum’s Art Education Program. As an elementary art teacher I know that appreciation for the … Continue reading

FYI- 3 Valuable Tips for the Emerging Visual Artist
Arts Education / Process

FYI- 3 Valuable Tips for the Emerging Visual Artist

On November 17, 2016 I attended a workshop by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the DaVinci Art Alliance. Linda Dubin Garfield, President of the Board of Directors, introduced the topic called Navigating the Art World for the Artist and Elizabeth F. Spugen, Executive Director of The Print Center, presented a lecture for … Continue reading

Boundless and Bountiful: Nadeige Choplet’s Studio is for Everyone
Arts Education / Inspiration / Process

Boundless and Bountiful: Nadeige Choplet’s Studio is for Everyone

  This summer I took a job in New York for two weeks at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. There were two lucky things about taking this job. One, I stayed with  my college roommate (not really relevant to this article) and  two,  I found  a little gem in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New … Continue reading

Back to School – An Interview with Sahar Coston-Hardy: Guest Author Series
Artist Profile / Arts Education / Guest Author: Series / Philadelphia

Back to School – An Interview with Sahar Coston-Hardy: Guest Author Series

Guest Author Sarah Rene interviews Sahar Coston-Hardy (pictured below) “I am a photographer interested in the life that I see” Sahar Coston-Hardy is a photographer from the Philadelphia area. She has an undergraduate degree from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, with her senior thesis being a documented collaboration of Chinese Sto’. Since then she … Continue reading

THE EDUCATION of an ARTIST
Arts Education / Inspiration / Philadelphia / Process

THE EDUCATION of an ARTIST

A good creative arts education is essential for learning and the process of making art is an emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, and physically complicated one.  All levels of art education emphasize the value of individual creative exploration, critical thinking and use of imagination.  Aesthetic development begins as soon a the child makes a mark; beauty and … Continue reading