Tiny Human Moments

Tiny Human Moments is a collaborative installation created with artist and art educator Elizabeth Arzani.  It is currently on view in Amazon's western window in South Lake Union Seattle, WA, on Harrison and Boren St. This project is supported and funded by Shunpike's Storefronts program and will be exhibited from March until July 2017. 

Tiny Human Moments investigates the psychological process and energy of exchanges between teachers and pupils. Elizabeth and I used the inspiration found in observing young makers phases of learning and creative practice to illustrate explorations of line formation and symbol making at different stages of artistic development. Together we created simultaneously on the same surface in short bursts, imitating a type of studio atmosphere similar to our classrooms. 

In our collaborative exchanges we collected and repeated found marks by means of reprinting a photographed copy, allowing it to become altered and faded. An implied texture was created of an actual texture. The mark became a memory of the original. These memories layered on top and in between the surfaces made the world of our imagination visible, inspired through the eyes of children.

Welcome to my website!

This is a place for inspiration about art, information about the classes I have taught in the past, a place for students to shine, and for new beginnings. 

After eleven years of teaching visual art, I am starting a new, exciting year at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences in Seattle, WA where I will be working with an amazing arts department and advanced students. 

I look forward to my new job and being able to inspire every student I work with. 

Here are some pictures of my lovely room!


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ARTS WEEK!

ARTS WEEK IS THIS WEEK!  

High school students need interactive and innovative ways to improve their creative thinking skills, their leadership skills, and their community participation experiences. If we are to build the next generation of citizens, we need to help lead them in understanding why this matters. Art is a great unifier. Through the arts, community is built. ARTS Week is all about building a creative, compassionate, supportive community at MHS in the hopes that these values will transfer beyond the walls of the school.

MONDAY:

ARTS ASSEMBLY, HENNA AND FACE PAINTING AT LUNCHES

WEAR YOUR BRIGHTEST CLOTHING AND CHECK OUT THE ALL SCHOOL ART SHOW

TUESDAY:

  • Theme: Music

  • Wear: Dress like a celebrity (singer, rapper, band, artist)

  • Music on the stage at lunch – Open Mic! – Bring on your Music!!!

  • Drum Circle after school outside art room

WEDNESDAY: 

  • Theme: Dance

  • Dress like: Hero Day (Batman, Spiderman, Cat-woman)

  • ZUMBA dancing at lunch

  • Art Workshop after school

THURSDAY:

  • Theme: Drama

  • Dress Like: the 80’s

  • Tight rolled jeans, and teased up bangs

FRIDAY:

  • Theme: Literary Arts

  • Dress in all black – why black? “art looks simple, but it’s deep”

  • Open mic and poetry reading and chalk art on the patio at lunches


ART STUDENTS OF THE Month!

STUDENTS ARE SELECTED FOR THEIR EFFORT, KINDNESS, HARD WORKING CREATIVITY!

CONGRATULATIONS TO: 

1st Period – Crafts Design
Tyra Grant, Carly Ferrel
Creativity, role model, and hard worker

2nd Period –Draw/Paint
Daniel Kirschner, Sean Costello, Kamiliam Nasirova
Creativity, Hard worker

4th Period – Advanced/AP
Cassandra Wright, Sadie Jordan, Clayton Wright
Helpful, kind, hard worker, role model, and creative thinker

 

5th Period- Crafts Design
Carson Preston, Luis Gonzales, Serena Nelson, Samantha Miller, Ahmad Ali, Kiahna Brehmer
Helpful, kind, hard worker, role model, and creative thinker

6th Period – Draw/Paint
Randy Ovalles Reinoso, Alexander Heck, Ivey “Alaska” Reese, Levon Hebert, Catherine Brown
Creative, hard worker, role model, helpful, and kind

Student of the Month January 2014

Congratulations to these students for their creative thinking, class effort, and positive energy!

Viewing from left to right: Sookie Kwak, Thomas Redd, Tristan Springer, Taylor Likes, Fleix Mendez, Autumn Erban, Brayden Moore, Polina Kulikova, Alicia Kristjanson, Shannon Gregory, Chris Jeng, Emily Park, Hannah Noh, Fatou Darry, and Mario Padilla. 

Student of the Month - Fall 2013

Congratulations to these students for their effort, creativity, and artistic abilities! 

Fine Art:   Alejandra Aguilar, Elizabeth Savchuk, Jamee Barnett, Jacob Wright, Nicolette Yarina, Sergio Sanchez, Ara Lee, Barney Bradshaw, Niat Emnetu, Brandon La, Walker Kasinadhuni

Advanced/AP:    JinHee Park, Misumi Sano, Kiahna Brehmer, Steven Jahn

Clay/Pottery:  Keith Cafino, Rory Kirkpatrick, Jahaira Avelino, Anna Denson

Student of the Month May 2013

Congratulations to Zack Wold, Emily Crichlow, Reece Pearson, Makaela Quisenberry, Madeline Riggs, Emma Enga, David Lee, Aidan Young, Michelle Huang, Monica Metcalfe, and Mikayla Kastner.

Outstanding art students!

ARTS WEEK!

JUNE 3RD - 7TH

Monday June 3rd – Visual Arts Day

  • All School Art Show goes up Great Hall and Main Office area
  • Freedom of Expression wall 
  • Wear your Art T-shirts if you have them or your favorite creative shirt

Tuesday June 4th – Literary Arts Day

  • Spoken Word and Poetry Slam at lunches
  • Random acts of word
  • Unmasked Magazine opening
  • Poetry on the Patio – lunches and after school sidewalk chalk
  •  Orchestra’s final concert

Wed June 5th – Drama Day

  • Wear your most dramatic outfit
  • Drama and Improv Clubs and class will be performing during lunches and      hosting an after school activity 

Thursday June 6th – Music Day

  • Jazz Combo plays during lunches
  • Play music in your classrooms
  • Outdoor Concert on the lawn – after school near Great hall
  • Choir Concert

Friday June 7th – Dance/Movement Day

  • Hip-Hop and Step Teams perform during lunches
  • Swing Club performs
  • Make a little swing or move in your steps

Check out pictures under the NAHS tab and more Info to come!

Congratulations Scholastic Art Award Winners 2013!

 

Megan Cho

Silver Award at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her print Aquarius.


Haley Suarez

Gold Award at the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her senior art portfolio.