What strikes me about the arts, and visual art in particular, is the continuation of the teaching and learning cycle that has lasted thousands of years- be it master/apprentice in a studio, or teacher and student in a k-12 art classroom. As an artist who has benefitted from my many wonderful teachers, it has become my mission to seek out opportunities to pass on the gift of learning that so many people so selflessly gave me. As of December, 2017, I will be pre-K-12 classroom certified as an art instructor in the state of Virginia. I don't stop there! I believe that education happens just as much outside of the classroom as it does in, and, as you'll see in some of my projects below, I love to get involved with people, learning, and art as often as possible!