Why I teach the arts?
When I was a little girl, I wanted to pursue a career in the arts. I choose the arts as a vehicle and outlet for me to express myself through using the arts. If it was not for the love of the arts and my passion for teaching art throughout my community, I am not certain how I would be able to express myself as it is related to bullying and culture, especially to minority race.
Art is a another way of thinking and using the brain. It contributes to developing creativity - not just the crayon and paper type of art - but it transfers to other subjects in solving problems and using higher critical thinking skills. It is also building motor skills and social skills as well.
An art objective is very specific and has learning components that increase knowledge, comprehension, analysis and synthesis.
I specialize in teaching various forms of the arts which are not limited to painting, collage design and dance. My personal interests include the love of children and youth, as well as programming.
It is my goal to combine my range of experiences and enthusiasm for shaping children and youth minds through the arts as well as advocating for the importance of arts education in the community.
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