New Graduate Work

I Live Beneath the Earth
Pencil, Colored Pencil & Micron


This year, I began Boston University’s Masters of Art Education program.  It is a rigorous, research-based program that features 2-4 credit classes per semester.  I am currently taking Contemporary Issues in Art Ed, and next up will be Insightful and Creative Leadership, as I chose the Leadership track of the program.  This work is no joke.  My husband asked me tonight if it was harder than my undergraduate work.  My reply was, “No, but when I completed undergrad I didn’t have two children, a full time job, and a part time job!”   I am working really hard to stay focused and use my time wisely.

The image above is from a visual story assignment using a mimetic approach.  I chose contemporary artist Andrea Kowch as my inspiration.  I really enjoyed researching the different postmodern artists.  Although we don’t do a visual work every week, this week we have another art making assignment- a metaphoric self-portrait.  Self-portraits are my thing, so I am really looking forward to it.

My coursework has already had a major impact on the way I plan lessons.  My intent is becoming less product-based.  I am beginning to utilize thematic planning.  I am more aware of the current trends toward visual culture and the theory that “everything is art.”  I will share more updates as the semester progresses.

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