This week has been a busy one, both with classes starting back up and making necessary preparations to begin working in classrooms outside of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I am thrilled to say that this semester I will be completing residencies at DeLaSalle High School and Perpich Center for Arts Education, as well as shadowing Jan Elftmann at the Science Museum of Minnesota. In order to do so, I have been communicating with those involved in each of these institutions and organizations over the course of my winter break. It has been difficult trying to find the ideal schedule but I believe it has finally been done!
As well as piecing together a schedule for this semester, I also completed the necessary training to begin working with teachers and students at DeLaSalle. On Saturday morning I attended a 3 hour workshop at the Basilica of St. Mary's about protecting children, specifically from sexual abuse. While the training was particularly difficult to complete as the focus of it was a very sensitive subject, it was very encouraging to know that these schools are taking extra precautions to protect children from abuse and educate as many adults about it as possible. Now I am fully qualified to begin working at DeLaSalle, and I am extremely excited to get into the classroom in just two days!
Looking forward to updating you next week!