MA Art Education
I am truly grateful to work here at Moore in the Art Education Department. It is rewarding to work with people who are new to the teaching profession and eager to create a place for children to learn in an art room. Working with LTP (Learning through Photography), a program created to use photography and writing as tools for learning through art, is a challenge. I believe that a day will come when most will fully understand how the arts can be used to fuel education.
I wasn’t giving thought to myself as an artist before I entered the Graduate Studies Program at Moore. I’d convinced myself that I was fulfilled by making art exemplars for my students. I missed working, but I was intimidated by being alone with a blank canvas. The professor I had at Moore, Mary Murphy, was extremely encouraging and knowledgeable in finding ways to help me create work that was meaningful and expressive. I gained a greater understanding of the importance of continuously working, which I continue to do to this day. She was also instrumental in helping me write a clear artist statement, which reflects my vision.
Regarding my future ambitions, I am unsure why the idea of having my own school is continuous in my thoughts. Right now, I am quite content working here at the college.