Why Teach Art?

Creating gets at the essence of life in a myriad of ways. Throughout time and space, cultures around the globe have shared the same passion for art, music, dance, and community. There is a reason. I know the arts offer exciting possibilities for a flexible, integrated, and successful curriculum that engages every kind of student. I've learned that through teaching art, I can teach almost anything. It is a way of communicating, a language, that bridges culture, background, and way of life. It's a tool for bringing people together, for communicating as social beings, that is older than the written word. For this reason, young people, all people truly, are drawn to the act of creating in some way. This power can be used to open doors for anyone willing to take the time to see. It is my passion, and what I am driven to share with the world.