As a teaching artist my goal is to create an environment of collaborative and explorative learning. Encouraging artistic growth and developing problem solving strategies that allow students to grow as artists and professionals are my main goals for a class. Project-driven classes that incorporate regular reviews, both one-on-one and group critiques, help artists/students continually define and redefine their creative practice.

I place a strong emphasis on exposing students to a range of skills and techniques involved in constructing their work. My goal is not to produce technical virtuosos but rather to provide the students with enough skills to begin making work that merits critical discussion. Allowing students to work as a group and and as individuals to strengthen their problem solving abilities, often with creative solutions, ensures that once they have left the classroom they can navigate the road of professional artist.

I make it clear that my door is always open. I enjoy the responsibility that mentoring entails: the reward is being part of a continuum of creativity.
Gamboa - Fall 2015 - CollageFlores - Fall 2015 - CollageBeatty - Fall 2015 - Collage - All piecesGamboa - Fall 2015 - CollageBeatty - Fall 2015 - CollageDunham - Fall 2015 - Open Topic- Before and AfterByrum - Fall 2015 - Artist Emulation - Diggie VittDunham - Fall 2015 - Artist Emulation - Pep VentosaBazen - Spring 2016 - Album CoverMartinez - Spring 2016 - Album CoverByrum - Fall 2015 - Concept: Where Fire Has BeenByrum - Fall 2015 - Concept: Where Fire Has BeenBazen - Spring 2016 - Concept: Where Fire Has BeenOhmer - Fall 2015 - Artist Emulation - Marilyn MinterCarrasco - Fall 2015 - Concept: Where Fire Has BeenAddison - Self Portrait - 35mm - Fall 2016Addison - Portrait - 35mm - Fall 2016Canales - Self Portrait - 35mm - Fall 2016Moffett - Camera Basics - Shallow Depth of Field - 35mm - Fall 2016Landeros - Portrait - 35mm - Fall 2016