A Busy Year

Young Audiences and Arts Horizons, in addition to the seemingly endless things that come my way from word-of-mouth, kept me busy driving up and down New Jersey last year. Most recently I had the pleasure to be a fly-on-the-wall with an experienced teaching artist and William Paterson professor as they consulted at Union City Middle School on the subject of integrating the arts and traditional content. I witnessed some exciting things and even got to do a lesson teaching students how to draw in perspective as a way of re-enforcing geometry vocabulary. The week before I worked with a science class teaching them how to draw cumulus, cirrus and stratus clouds with white pastels on blue paper. As someone who has exclusively been teaching comics (often in a way that supports core language arts standards) the experience opened my eyes to myriad of possibilities.

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