3D Conceptions 

I want my classroom to feel like hip hop, with that I mean i want it to be a pastiche of history, culture, art, respect, representation, expression, and experimentation. I want to the vibe to feel cool, fresh, yet grounded in the history of art, students show feel supported to experiment and express themselves freely and fully. Students are encouraged to learn and expand their interest in order to create interest work.

I am an Artist and forever will be, my work as an artist and creative has lead me to teaching and what drives my teaching, and in some ways inspires me to create. I believe my own work can inspire my students to continue their own practice and explore new mediums and topics through art. My teaching is often inspired by my own practice, my lessons are inspired by own interest, the techniques I have mastered, and artist I'm inspired by.

Art is a commentary, narrative, interpretation, responds and reflection of society. Art is an important field for students to utilize and become engulfed by. Showing the importance of art through art history, art movements, as well as highlighting the work of contemporary artist especially from minority backgrounds will give student motivation and hopefully lead them to fall in love with the art field.  Art is a commentary, narrative, interpretation, responds and reflection of society. Art is an important field for students to utilize and become engulfed by. Showing the importance of art through art history, art movements, as well as highlighting the work of contemporary artist especially from minority backgrounds will give student motivation and hopefully lead them to fall in love with the art field.  

I want my student to feel comfortable to be themselves, as a teacher I am always myself, I use slang and other inflections as I do naturally as well joke. Creating a comfortable, low pressure environment leads students to better engagement as well as more experimentation within their art making. I want my students to be expressive, inquisitive, and inspired in the classroom, art is the tool they can use to share their thoughts, feeling, and opinions.

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