My Work



Grants Received

The Business of Art, April 2011

Digital Storytelling: Writers and Illustrators of the Future, April 2013

Art and Literacy - Your Tickets to Exploration, April 2019

Students are connected to their devices continually. They use their phones and tablets as a way to express themselves, document their lives, and communicate with peers. However, this technologically rich time is pushing students farther and farther away from written text. We want students to practice reading and writing, but we are taking the passion and excitement out of the process. I want to create a program that helps to bridge the gap between student’s love of technology and their disconnect from reading. I hope to do this by using both the technology that they love, as well as printed books and connect the two using art. Students in this program will learn about the art of illustration and how artists use illustration to tell stories. Students will begin by reading different styles of children's books and discuss how artists connect the written story with the images they create. Next, students will work on writing their own story using the techniques they are learning in their ELA classes. Students will illustrate their original stories using digital drawing tablets, and then publish their children's books as a final product. By connecting reading to art with the tool of technology it will help bridge the gap between students need for improved reading skills and what they inherently enjoy doing on a daily basis. I am hoping this program will help to reignite the passion of reading in students while at the same time helping them develop their writing skills. 

From Sculpture to Structure - Using Math and Art to Create Form and Function, April 2022

Sculpture can be form or function, or a combination of both. In order to create functionality, we use math as well as artistic form. Our world is rapidly moving towards technology as a solution to most problems. Current students will be able to transition seamlessly into a highly technological work force, if they understand mathematical as well as artistic application to current issues.


In order to create form and function, we use math as well as creativity in parametric design. Being controlled by parameters is the math that makes structural design. It really is the common ground between sculpture and structure. By using this application of STEAM, students can better understand and experience, the technical design industry that is expanding exponentially..