Meaning in Miró: Using Art to Engage in Juvenile Facilities
One of the tough things about art is learning to accept how it makes you feel, which also happens to be one of the toughest things about life. When I painted murals at the juvenile facility I worked at, it would always garner a lot of attention from the youth in residence.
The Silence of Pictures Can Teach Us to Speak
I have always believed in the power of art to heal. As an independent art teacher to youth of many ages in extracurricular, alternative, and residential settings, I am witness to how these young people transform into happier and more confident individuals in even the shortest amount of time when allowed to paint within an environment of tolerance and celebration of the creative pursuit of their own vision.