Writing this now, I'm out of class and I've finished up with my internships at Perpich and South West. I'm really grateful I got to spend time at both schools, learning from Pat Benicasa and Cecily Spano, they each have given me a lot to think about going into the summer.
For my last week I brought in some treats to each classroom and helped the students do some of their own wrap-up for the school year. Later this month I'll be helping the seniors at South West hang their retrospective show in the main gallery at MCAD. Last week I saw a lot of the work they've been making and I helped them document some of it for their AP portfolios.
At Perpich, the Seniors took me through one last pass of their gallery show before it was un-installed for the final junior exhibition. I'm still impressed with the level of skill and maturity that these kids put off, they are all very excited to make and talk about art.
I really want to develop more lessons in comics. I'd love to teach some workshops at both schools about comic media, really I'd just love to teach anywhere. So many kids are interested in it and there aren't a lot of teaching artists out there that are solely focused in comics. Only time will tell I guess, but this experience of working with these instructors, and Lynda Monick-Isenberg has been amazing. I would recommend it to anyone interested in arts education.