Category Archives: BLOG

The Day After, when Love Trumps Hate

On November 9th, the day after the election, I couldn’t think of a place I wanted to be more than Oakland International High School. I brought a couple boxes of chalk with me. I asked two of the many roaming, anxious students to hold the string as I walked around them creating the chalk circles […]

Finding Depth in Paper Circuits

Check out a recent Agency by Design blog post I wrote “Finding Depth in Paper Circuits,” about a day-long workshop I co-taught to Santa Barbara art teachers.

Art Workshop Fundraiser

Join me for an upcoming Printmaking Workshop, also a fundraiser! REGISTER HERE on Eventbrite!

Fractions & Art Integration

Working with the Agency by Design project has changed the way I teach traditional art projects. In the maker-centered learning environment one often starts with close looking and taking something apart. We all know that artists do a lot of close looking, but I wondered how the taking apart might become more visible. My collaborating teacher, Michelle […]

Agency By Design Research on KQED

What an honor to have our Agency by Design teacher research with Project Zero be profiled on KQED! Check it out! Lots of quotes by me and my work at OIHS in the second section.    

animal prints!

Prints are now for sale at local boutiques in Oakland, including: Ruby’s Garden in Temescal  Bella Vita in Rockridge  

Kalassal + Annual Artist’s Exhibit

ACOE inventing our future Summer Conference, Part 2 of 2

Last week I had the opportunity to represent the Agency by Design project at ACOE’s Integrated Learning Conference, this year titled, Inventing our Future. I taught two workshops for teachers, “Observation, Elaboration, and Maker Empowerment,” and “Using Systems Thinking to Re-Design Public Education.”  To see my post about the former workshop click here. How can […]

ACOE Inventing Our Future Summer Conference, part 1 of 2

Last week I had the opportunity to represent the Agency by Design project at ACOE’s Integrated Learning Conference, this year titled, Inventing our Future. I taught two workshops for teachers, “Observation, Elaboration, and Maker Empowerment,” and “Using Systems Thinking to Re-Design Public Education.” Not being a Maker Education expert I went into the workshops feeling […]