I believe in art as a vehicle for self-expression, connection, and change. Everyone is a maker, my role as an art educator is to guide students through the process of discovering their own creative identities. In that way I believe that curriculum content should be student centered, giving students the opportunity to take ownership of their process and their work. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we recognize art as a powerful form of communication and give future generations the tools they need to find and use their artistic voices.
Frankie Reyes is a Philadelphia based painter with a passion for art and teaching. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and is currently a teacher at Friends Select School. Last summer, Frankie led the 2019 Community Art Project: Growing Seasons, at Woodmere Art Museum. Her own work was recently featured at Deep Space Gallery in Jersey City.