What is your teaching experience so far?
So far, I have had a few of teaching experiences with the A.I.M. program. In spring of 2017, I taught the Jumpstart program and this past fall I participated with a group teaching the mosaic mural project at the library. I have also been given the opportunity to go to the children’s school on campus and create artistic projects with them.
What are you looking forward to about the class you will be teaching?
I look forward to being able to create a mosaic mural that will be a permanent piece in the library. I worked on it last semester and it’s so amazing to see how everyone’s piece that they worked on come together. I am excited to teach others about how to create mosaic artwork as well. The process of creating the mural is so transformative and everyone has a unique perspective when working on it.
What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience?
I hope to be able to learn how to create better color coordinating designs within a large piece of artwork. I also anticipate that I will be able to learn more about creative problem solving. We are trying to decide what color to apply to the background to make it look cohesive, but not have the flower stems blend in. I also want to learn more about the mosaic creation process, specifically about the application of it to the wall. This is a relatively new medium to me and I hope that throughout this semester I can learn more about the process so that I can potentially do something like it in the future on my own.