John is a Maine Arts Commission teaching artist for grades PK – 12.
The Maine Arts Commission selected artists after conducting an application process with careful review of each applicant. The artists on the roster have demonstrated mastery of an artistic discipline, knowledge and expertise in sequential arts instruction, good communications skills, planning and organizational ability, and an understanding of their target learners.
John explains his teaching philosophy:
I am passionate about creative exploration. I begin with students exactly where they are in terms of their skills and confidence level with movement, and engage them in simple creative movement explorations that build over time in the level of complexity. I encourage student input so that they set the pace and tone of exploration, and can feel pride in ownership of the work.”
More information about the Teaching Artist Roster is available via the Maine Arts Commission.