Please send cardboard! ...And other recyclables that help me teach others
Over the past few years I've been re-envisioning my teaching practice to center the magic and empowerment inherent in making art from materials that might go overlooked throughout our day-to-day. It's about much more than addressing waste and recycling, it's about accessing our skills in plastic creativity (literally!), which is vital to our thriving in any livelihood. Most importantly, it's about getting cozy with seeing ourselves as agents of aesthetic and social involvement/change through hand made work and wild imaginations. As a second-generation art teacher, I believe that while art making is invaluable, our supplies should not cost more than essential food or clothing because that price threshold often excludes us from being able to — or even dreaming that we can — be artists.