I am as much an educator as I am an artist.
I regularly visit local schools to share lessons on wild-crafting art materials and Stone Age technology. These "artist-in-residencies" take place in a classroom context and/or outdoors,depending on the specific logistics and scope of the associated curriculum being complimented.
My school visits include:
an extensive 'show and tell' display of hand-crafted tools, including replicas of Stone Age artifacts;
a demonstrative lesson on how to make a tool or material (such as paint from stones) from natural materials found on the landscape;
experiential learning time when the students get to use their hands and minds to manufacture a finished product;
and an opportunity to use the finished tool or material in direct application (such as painting with their new handmade paint).
A Q&A follows, time permitting.
If you would like to invite me to visit your classroom to support your teaching goals, please contact me via email by clicking here in this link.
Vermont schools that I have been invited to as an artist-in-residence:
Bradford Elementary School
Moretown Elementary School
Whitcomb High School
Twin Valley School
Georgia Elementary School
Sheldon Elementary School
Newbury Elementary School
Waits River Elementary School
Fairfield Center School
Green Mountain College